Title: A Land More Kind Than Home
Author: Wiley Cash
Narrator: Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall
Genre: Literary Thriller
Audio: 8.9 hours
Book Rating: 2/5
Audio Rating: 4/5
I’m using a portion of the publisher’s summary today, after failing to adequately write my own:
For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can’t help sneaking a look at something he’s not supposed to – an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess’s.
I picked up this book after Audiobook Week, when EVERYONE gushed about it. With so many wonderful audiobook bloggers singing its praises, I had to read it.
But, sadly, I can not join their chorus.
I tried very hard to like this one. But I just could not get into it. I was bored and, honestly, not really that interested in what happened to Jess despite the literary thriller nature of the book.
This is just one of those books that did not click with me for some reason.
I don’t believe my dislike of the book has anything to do with the audiobook production. It’s always nice to spend some time with a few Southern accents. Mark Bramhall (who narrates for the sheriff) was the clear star of the trio.