|Unabridged Audio Version|
Yesterday, I listened to the unabridged version of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon throughout the day. It's approximately 6.5 hours in length and read by actress, Anne Heche.
I felt that Anne Heche did a terrific job of reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and the production of the reading of this novel is well done. I also enjoyed that this story was told through the eyes of a nine year old girl, Trisha McFarland, who becomes lost in the woods and how she deals with being lost the woods. Plus, the baseball elements found throughout the novel were kind of cool too.
There were some aspects of the story that didn't sit right with me, like Stephen King's portrayal of Trisha McFarland... This is a small issue for me, but if Trisha McFarland's age was never stated by the author in this novel, I would have guessed her age to be between 12-14 years old, not 9 years old. I felt that some of the things she thought or did were more inline with a slightly older person, but again this is a minor issue for me.
Overall, I enjoyed listening to The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, but wasn't completely bowled over by it. I'm giving The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon a rating of 7.0 stars out of 10 stars. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is the 3rd book I've read/listened to in 2014.
Until my next post, happy reading! If you're a Stephen King fan, please share with me your favorite Stephen King novel of all time.