Well before it was nominated for an Audie, I bought this book with an Audible credit. By the time it was nominated, I had read it twice. Matthew Desmond’s story of the poorest citizens in Milwaukee was positively heartbreaking. And Dion Graham’s narration brought the characters into sharp relief. (continued by clicking on title)
Interestingly, I was reading this book when the Audie Award nominees were announced. I read it nearly back-to-back with Mukherjee’s debut, The Emperor of All Maladies narrated by Thomas Hoye, so there were a lot of ideas and comparisons swirling through my head. (continued by clicking on title)
I read this as an ebook when it was released over the summer. It was fine. I didn’t like it; I didn’t hate it. Overall, it was a forgettable book.
Fast-forward to the Audie nominations, and word on the street is that this book is more enjoyable on audio as opposed to text. This is not true. I went, in the span of seven hours, from indifference to active dislike. (continued by clicking on title)