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How is it possible that a story can be so melodramatic without anything actually happening? The narrator's whiney voice and rolled "r"s and whistled "s"s only accentuate the overdone narrative, where everything is stated at least 6-7 times in different words, going on and on. I would have liked the book better, I think, if the narrator had been a bit more mature sounding - instead, the voices all sound like little kids, especially the women, the sorority girls who cry and moan about their "panties", most unattractive of words.
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I've listened to "in a perfect world" several times and love it each time. "The Raising", however, seems to meander all over the place and is so boring that it's not even a good time-killer. The narrator is unpleasant to listen to, which creates a story impossible to finish. I gave it two stars, only because I never finished the last few hours and didn't want to trash something I can't say I experienced in full. Very disappointed, I'm sad to say.
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