Badlands

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: C. J. Box

Narrated By: January LaVoy

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: July 2015

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Edgar Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box is back with a masterpiece of suspense set in a time and place that listeners won't soon forget.

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  • Leanne C.

    Good book. Narrator did ok but believe for this book it would have been better if the narrator was a man.

  • Darren Fuller

    I really wish they kept with using Holter Graham for narration. Holter did such a wonderful job with both Highway and Back of Beyond. I have yet to hear a female narrator do a convincing male voice -especially for a villain. With January LaVoy's narration, this is clearly the case. It is not, however, due to a lack of her talent in the narration department, but rather the general physical limitations posed by a female's smaller voice box; the sound that is produced comes out forced, unnatural, and thus distracting to the listener. Some may say the same about a male narrator imitating the female voice, but, on average, I hear male narrators doing a much better job at imitating the opposite sex than vice-versa. I am not against female narration, I just feel having a female narrator do all the of voices, including deep-voiced villains from this particular book, diminishes and distracts from the aural experience. For the next Cassie Dewell book, I am hoping for Holter Graham to come back as narrator, or at the very least, have both a female and a male narrator.