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This is definitely a book I could not have read. However, as an audio book it is eminently listenable, although I do have to admit to having zoned out on the odd occasion. The language is very Victorian in tone and, therefore, very flowery – using several words where one might do (by today’s standards). Having said that the story is gripping and the ending somewhat unexpected (I need to watch the film again). The characterisation is wonderful, the settings lavishly described and the plot compelling. If I do have one criticism it was the series of chapters where some of the main characters disguise themselves in the skin of a bear – it was simply too implausible. The narration by Stefan Rudnicki is wonderful, if somewhat soporific at times. This audio book is definitely a recommendation for those long journeys, unless you cannot cope with verbose Victorian-style prose.
A must read! It was a great movie and a even greater book. I stayed captivated though the entire book.
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Loved the movie, think I liked the book when I read it 30 years ago, however, this was very boring narration, I recommend you look at other versions of this book.
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