The Break by Katherena Vermette AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

I listened to the audiobook on #hoopla available from my local library #lincolnparishlibrary but you can find it on #audible.

This book was “suggested” by Hoopla based on the other books I have read and I always like to take a look at what it recommended. The description was intriguing so I checked it out.

Unfortunately, I only got to listen to a couple of chapters at first and I had to go back because I fell asleep…not because of the book, but because I enjoy listening to books to help me fall asleep because I have severe tinnitus and fibromyalgia listening to distracts me from the pain and annoying ringing in my ears!

But this is a GREAT book and I wanted to listen to it when I was AWAKE!

WOW! This is truly a gripping story. The book is written in a style that really worked for the characters and it is well deserving of the awards it received and more!

The topic was extremely rough but “hearing” it through the voices of the characters really pulled me into the story.
I was hooked!

This is one of those BINGE listening audiobooks that I enjoyed over a weekend. I am one of those (apparently few) people who can listen to audiobooks while doing something else and still be capable of doing both. I enjoy listening to audiobooks while traveling and I have even listened during my 15 minute commute to work. I especially like listening to audiobooks when walking, relaxing with my iPad games of solitaire, puzzles, mahjong, or dominoes.

BUT…I feel that listening to THE BREAK on audiobook benefitted me personally over reading it because the narrator, Michaela Washburn, and her amazing talent gave voice inflections and intonations to the character that I might not have “read” and I was more absorbed by the realism she brought to this incredible story. She (Katerena Vermette with her writing) created characters distinctive enough with their voices that it was easy to follow along.

After reading this book, I checked out another book review (something I rarely do) on YouTube and found NATIVE BOOK WARRIOR ‘s book discussion (spoilers) and book review (non-spoiler) and I encourage my readers to check out her channel! She describes the story so eloquently that I pale by comparison! So please check out Kim’s videos and give them a like!

I am only 1/32 Cherokee Indian and it is sad how quickly Indigenous blood is diluted through the generations and the features more prominent in my Grandmother have softened into almost nonexistence in my sons.

I recommend this book to book clubs because it is definitely one you will want to discuss with others!

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