• Snow Falling on Cedars

  • By: David Guterson
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-16-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.
©1996 David Guterson; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Conita on 04-12-18

Several pages missing from narration

The narrator jumps, skipping pages here and there, as he goes. Towards the end, chapter 31 and 32 of the original book, are swallowed up in Chapter 30 in the audible version.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Deb on 03-08-17

Excellent story, great narration

Wonderful description that creates word pictures in my mind while listening. However there was so much repetition of thoughts and words in the book the result is just too long.

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5 out of 5 stars
By hfffoman on 12-03-13

An excellent read and an excellent novel

Would you consider the audio edition of Snow Falling on Cedars to be better than the print version?

I recommend the audio version. The reading is first rate, sensitive, gentle and a decent rendition of the different dialogue voices.

What did you like best about this story?

I rarely read courtroom dramas or watch courtroom films. They are nearly always too simplistic and one-sided. This one is the even-handed so you can understand and appreciate the position of all the different people involved.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly recommend this. It portrays the community beautifully and gives a very satisfying feeling of being in touch with the universal humanity of the many different interconnected lives it traces.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 04-09-13

Compelling if unusual book

This is an unusual mxiture of a books - part detective mystery/courtroom drama, part love story, part social commmentary on racism towards Japanese immigrants to America during WWII and beyond. Rather bleak and you know that anything close to a happy ending is going to be hard to resolve - perhaps a homage to the Oriental approach to narrative where the 'happy ending' is not so much the boy and girl riding off into the sunset together but the knowledge that they have endured suffering with honour and not disgraced themselves or their families. But a very moving and very compelling book.

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