Title: Revenge, Eleven Dark Tales
Author: Yoko Ogawa
Translated by: Stephen Snyder
Genre: Short Story Fiction
Read by: Kaleo Griffith/Johanna Parker
Dates listened to: 10/1/17 – 10/13/17
Downloadable Audio Book/Time: 4:23:45
I finally bit the bullet, took my laptop to the local library and learned about downloadable audio books. The librarian and her assistant were so helpful and, after going through all the steps on how to download, actually got me going and said I could call if I had any questions. Knowing me, I will be doing this. It worked! I actually spent the time listening as I walked to and from my workout place, most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays since October 1st. I have read Ogawa before in The Housekeeper and the Professor.
The delightful eleven dark tales are, indeed, dark, but more fun than that is they all are connected to each other. Told by a variety of characters, the two, a male and female voice, take turns in telling their respective tales. The book is divided into four parts of about one hour each. If you’d like to read (or rather listen to) something macabre for this season of the year, Revenge is it!
I’m looking forward to my next dab (that’s downloadable audio book) and it can be from any library that has this format in their inventory. Did I say I think I’m going to like using downloadable audio books? My vehicle is a tiny MP3 Clip Sport player that fits in my pocket with small ear buds, too. So less encumbering than my old CD player and big earphones. And you don’t have to return it to the library – everything can be done remotely.