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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, it is beautifully written even though the subject matter can be quite depressing. Some of the best actualization of what it's like to be a kid that I've ever read. Also, interesting twist to the story in the end.
Which scene was your favorite?
In the end when we finally see things from the mother's perspective. Ouch. But gorgeous.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did listen to it while getting ready, when I usually only listen to audiobooks in the car.
Any additional comments?
There are moments when you want to give up, when things seem too awful for these characters. But I recommend that you persevere. It's a beautiful pay off.
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Would you listen to Untouchable again? Why?
I intend to take advantage of steady memory loss to read this again, as if I hadn't ever read it. This book is near the very top of all the books I've ever read. I do love books that put children in situations that they don't understand or that are difficult, and see how they cope. The young boy in this book tries to handle things that have happened in his family in incredibly creative ways. This is not the precocious child that thinks like an adult and solves the mystery, that is common in so many movies. He is a real child incapable of understanding what was happening, but who figured out such unique ways of dealing with events. The writing was real, rich, gorgeous, fascinating. The child and his father were each trying to figure out a mystery in their lives, in their own ways. And unlike so many books, I had no idea how this book was going to turn out, until the very end, and the end was perfect. It contained everything I love: great character development, wasn't predictable, and just terrific writing.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Untouchable?
It would give too much away to describe it, but it involves the child making a really tough decision, which he hated doing, but he figured it out.
What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I am familiar with Pinchot from some not-so-hot movies which my son loved. But as a reader, he's top-notch. Very, very good.