this was the most repetitive drawn out and boring read ever. A total waste of 30 hours. The plot so predictable it was a joke.
This is a very long book but it is worth it! The narrator, Dan Miller, deserves an award! His narrative is spot-on; when he reads the main character, it sounds like a different character from the other roles in the story, just amazing. I don't think that the "tragedy" is specifically "American"; it is about anyone who doesn't make the right decisions, and is led on by the idyllic dream of what can be theirs - "if only, if only...." A great book and glad that I did not miss it.