This is one of those books you say you will read one day, but never quite get around to it. Well I finally read it. Ok. listened to it. This is a highly emotional read, but worth every minute. It is tragic and unfortunately reminds us of how depraved humans can be, however, it also reminds us of how the human spirit can endure and overcome almost anything. The narrator is fantastic, and really captures the essence of the characters. You can visualize them completely, and you are drawn into the story.
If you're interested in history, politics, human behaviour, life and death, then this book is for you.
Reader fluctuated too much in his narration -- some words were really soft and others were really loud. Too difficult to read in the car because I was always needing to adjust the volume.
There's a reason this book has been at the top of so many must-read lists. It has the same power to move today that it did when written over 160 years ago. The narrator does an exceptional job and really pulls you into the story.