Monday, April 23, 2012
Chime by Franny Billingsley, Read by Susan Duerden
Why? Because of the annoying repetitiveness. I liked Briony, the main character who is a witch. But, really, how many times do I need to be told that she can't let people know she's a witch because she doesn't want to hang? I felt like I was told that information about ten times. I also didn't like sentences were repeated with additional information at the end. Since this is audio, I can't go back and find what I mean, but here is an example of the type of writing that annoyed me....
I am a car.
I am a car that is red.
I am a car that is red that is parked in the south lot.
When I'm listening to a book in the car, this is really, really annoying because I can't skim it, like I would if I were reading it in the print version.