A Dramatic Screenplay About Family
4.5 out of 5 stars
I’ve listened to a few of Mr. Warren’s narrations now, but I wanted to dive into his own audiobook when I got the chance. I knew very little about it and honestly the synopsis, while short, doesn’t give too much away. I knew going into it that it was going to be read by one of the authors (Victor Warren) and that it was going to be about a road trip and family.
What I didn’t realize was it was going to make me cry at the end. I didn’t realize that Warren was going to be able to draw so much emotion out of the characters while making them feel like they were part of your family. The back story that they go over is heart breaking, but swinging the other way – the finale and the final moments of the book (no spoilers) were completely redeeming for all the characters.
Overall, I thought that The Road Less Traveled was great and really would hit home for anyone with a past that they’re trying to run away from. Especially those who thought they knew everything about how certain people in their family behaved. Taking a road trip is a good place to hash that out, but so was the final place that Bee ended up (still trying not to spoil anything).
The audiobook was really well performed – a few times early in it I thought that the stage directions and the screenplay-like stuff in it were going to bother me, but once I got into the story they just melted into the background. Warren performs this well with a lot of heart – you can tell that this means something to him.
In this award-winning screenplay, Bee Haden convinces her son, Tom, to drive with her from Los Angeles to Cape Cod. On the road they eventually discover that love is the only thing we can really give our children.
The Road Less Traveled by Harlene Stein, Victor Warren
Narrator: Victor Warren
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Published by Spoken Realms on January 26th 2021
Genres: General Fiction
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