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And what's the point?!
If you're like me, then you'll be tortured with all the pointless, random, incoherent, and sometimes enjoyable, bits of unfinished madness which makes up this work... It was a weird experience... Something to be endured!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
An amazing tale, Atwood?s finest. Shelly Thompson?s voice and narration are pure auditory joys. Some sections of the audio files are repeated and I believe the transfer from tape was not sensitive to natural stops, like ends of sections. But these minor issues did not detract from my enjoyment of this brilliant piece of storytelling and first class narration.
What a very pleasant surprise...
I admit I was sceptical about Frederick Davidson's voice and style. In fact, I only bought this book because it was the only available unabridged version, and I am so glad I did. The book itself, this timeless masterpiece, hardly needs recommendation or introduction. The wonderful surprise, for me, was the delightful, intelligent, vivid and character-faithful narration of Davidson. Thanks Audible!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
An earwash is needed!
A dear friend’s choice, but that aside: The book, well, a getting-tired-in-a-hurry story... The author, little craft, no charm, the magic is absent despite all Mosse’s groping and tearing at language... Something’s missing.
The voice of Maggie Mash, in a word, awful... some things just can’t be fixed!
The overall effect is like a cheap and nasty bottle of wine: it is wine, and there is a formula, but a mouthwash is created for such occasions. In this case an ‘earwash’...
A glorious narration of an epic
Travel through history and society, through battlefields, through the minds, emotions and dreams of fellow humans: lovers, soldiers, princes, prisoners, even emperors? and with the fine, faithful and eloquent narration of Neville Jason, expect the best delivery of each and every scene, for that is precisely what is on offer.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
A breathtaking journey, a breathtaking voice
What do you get if you choose this audio version? A good story made into an epic through intelligent narration: Tony Britton?s voice-range captures all the hues of characters? emotions, from the darkest tones of threat and confession, blanching fears, to the most vibrant shades of hope, and calculated and reckless adventures. Utterly magnificent!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
A picture, terrifies more than a thousand words?
The tumultuous journey of a soul? The majestic progress of darkness? No escape, not in London high society, nor in Dickensian quarters. Audible listeners: you?re in for a treat. To Simon Vance?s narration, two words: OUTSTANDING! BRAVO!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Thoroughly enjoyable! The characters, the mark of the time on thought and life, depicted, now playful, now melancholic? but always with full colour, honesty and depth? and with such delightfully vivacious narration, it was a joy.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Witty tales and a clever voice...
Such a delightful, colourful and vivid narration of The Tales the clever and distinctive voice of Griffin? Such a treat. Thanks Audible, it is a shame though that I can no longer see this edition in the Audible.co.uk collection.
The lost 'Eden'...
I found out about this book through reading reviews of Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in America'. Eden's 'intellectual realism' and his love and disappointment in Ruth mirror Noodle's 'street realism' and his love and disappointment in Deborah?both very rich works of art indeed.
Now about this audio book: simply brilliant. The first class and character-faithful narration by Jim Killavey made listening a joy. I must post a warning to bed-time listeners though; any attempts to fall asleep whilst listening to this book will utterly fail: London places us in Eden's powerful and unrelenting grip one chapter after another, stopping the playback in the middle of a chapter is out of the question, and you will not want to stop at the end of chapters either!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful