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28 chapters. I actually stopped and looked at my phone to check the point when something interesting finally happened--chapter 17, then again at 28. I considered giving up several times, but plugged on to the end. Ah, me.
I can't believe this was written by Mark Sullivan. I loved his Rogue, Thief, Outlaw books and expected similar things here. This tale is all about motivation, addiction (to many things), walking the edge and crossing the border (many kinds of borders). I do like that sort of introspection and allegory, the title and all, but it took so long. I love to watch great athletes, and am amazed at the feats of extreme skiers/boarders, but I did not enjoy reading the play-by-plays here. They just weren't that interesting in print. The characters had really complicated backstories full of pathos, as do real people, but I kept thinking, "let's get on with it." And the Mexican drug lord danger thing just sort of disappeared. Other books lead me to believe that you can't really ever shake the mob, but this sort of eased away.
I really hate to diss narrators, but I couldn't tell who was who sometimes. Some of the accents were better than others, and generally better than the non-accented voices (whatever that means). And I don't know if it was author or narrator error that produced "Corres!" for "Run!" Aren't editors supposed to check things like this?
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