A highly intense and emotive read, or should I say, to listen to.
I shall start with the layout of the book, and characters.
There are alternating chapters between, Hopes voice, Libby her mum, and some chapter's with Danny, Hopes dad.
There are some flashbacks as to how the relationship started between Libby and Danny, bringing a fuller view of the closeness of the family.
The chapters are easy to determine, as they are either started by date and year, or name and it is easy to keep track on whose point of view you are listening to.
Ally Murphy narrates this book to perfection. Her voice over changes, accents, tones. Are seamless, and listening to the story and Ally is perfect as you can concentrate on how the story is unfolding.
Hope's voice, it takes on a childlike tone, very gently spoken, half whisper and fearful
Libby's voice, a lovely tone of voice, easy to listen to, even in the harrowing scenes, this was such a strength to the book.
Danny's voice, the quieter, helpless dad, feeling desolate, but needing to support Libby and Grace, his chapters are so well read, and you begin to feel for him and his desolation while being a support system.
Having read the book earlier this year, and then listening to the audible, I obviously had my own voices to the characters, and I am quite new to listening to audible books.
However, saying that, the story was as good, if not better being read out loud.
Ally Murphy, has perfected her voices and accents extremely well and the switches are flawless.
5 star rating review for Frailty
5 star rating review for Ally Murphy, as well as I would definitely look out for more audible books read by her.