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An ingenuously crafted story with an emotional ending that caught me quite off guard and somewhat stunned! A book I won't soon forget! So well done! I loved it!
And, as always, Imogen Church does a masterful job!
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely! I found it truly difficult to turn it off and finished it within 24 hours.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I loved all of the characters, except Ken.
What about Imogen Church’s performance did you like?
It was faultless.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I am not inclined to cry in response to a book, but I did cry listening to this one. I was moved to tears at Matt's birthday present (I'll say no more to avoid spoilers). I was also quite moved at other moments.
Any additional comments?
This is the best story of family life I have read/listened to. It very effectively reveals the complexies and multiple perspectives to be found in family dynamics. It also shows the powerful impact of nurture (nature, nurture) upon the individual, whether that is on the developing child or on an adult in a long marriage.
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Where does The Other Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I liked this book and didn't find it to be a waste of my time. It kept my attention and the narration did not bother me thereby taking away from the story.
What other book might you compare The Other Son to, and why?
I would not know what to compare this book to but it is a book that was written well enough that it did not need 'twists' or surprises to carry it.
Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I did look for her other performances and shall buy some books when I see one I think I shall like. She has a lovely voice and accent.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
I don't know what a 'tag' line is.
Any additional comments?
I totally enjoyed this book and it's narrator and I am quite picky. It is not one of these cheap, quickly written and sold for 99p books that are all advertising.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from this book but I thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s a family story. A family which on the surface have an ideal life but under the veneer of respectability a dark secret is hidden. This secret affects the two sons in very different ways. When boredom and dissatisfaction meet the secret head-on something has to give. I loved the ending which is deeply satisfying but won’t spoil it for you. Definitely one of my favourite books so far!