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Reader beware. This is the most unrelentingly brutal novel I have ever read. If I were rating this book based solely on the author's literary ability, this review would boost an additional star. It is compelling, well-researched, and carefully assembled. That said, it is frequently revolting in its graphically detailed descriptions of the slaughter of animals and humans alike. Please do not assume that this book is for you, based on the fact that the New York Times lists it as one of the ten best books of 2016. Beautifully read by John Keating.
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Where does The North Water rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes, it was a very suspenseful story. A little bit gruesome and disturbing at times.
What about John Keating’s performance did you like?
I only wrote this review to say that while at first I thought the narrator was overdramatic, I got used to it quickly, and overall I very much appreciated him. He's a very competent narrator, with a nice voice and accent(s), and he uses his range clearly to distinguish the different characters' voices in dialog. I would put him in the top 10% of narrators. I had to get the Kindle book, and read that at times, because narration was sometimes too intense for my bedtime reading, because of how intensely disturbing some of the events are.
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