Child of God

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 24-08-2017

A creepy cross section of a complete maniac.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, although it's quite short. Very brutal scenes. Interesting look through the eyes of a deranged maniac. The man is something else.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Annie on 23-11-2014

Was he really made in God's Own Image?

What made the experience of listening to Child of God the most enjoyable?

The Reader's Voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Child of God?

The biggest, sickening impact for me was the way in which the young child was portrayed and the attitude of others, to him.

What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice and expression.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to it all in one go. It is fairly short, but this wasn't born out of a disparate desire not to put it down, it was more chance timings.

Any additional comments?

It is a strange book, strange people, strange times.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Blind Girl on 25-03-2014

An Extraordinary Audio Experience

It's like Mr. McCarthy wrote this for Mr. Stechshulte. They are alike: two comedians. Tom speaks in every Southern tongue, he sings or weeps if necessary, he is Child of God himself. Every word echoes for weeks in my memory. This frighteningly terrible and hilarious book becames an unforgottable audio experience. I look up other Stechshulte narrations for sure.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Heisenberg on 15-10-2017

Lyrical potrayal of the descent into depravity.

A sparse (3hr 41minute) portrayal of an Appalachian woodsman's descent into the depths of human depravity. There are moments of dark humour, such as the dump keeper who named his nine daughters from a found medical dictionary (Urethra, Cerebella and Hernia Sue....), but mostly it is brutal and terrible. Written with a lyrical beauty at odds with the subject matter, this is undoubtedly a masterpiece, though not one for the faint-hearted.

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