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The quality of this reading of 'The Moonstone' is outstanding. The various different actors that are used, add greatly to the effect of the story being told in a series of eye-witness accounts. Being a mature student, and a mother, my time is at a premium but the excellent telling of this gripping tale has allowed me to get to grips with the essence of the story before studying it at University.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The Moonstone is a great story with twists and turns and splendid characterisation. Well read in this audio book and keeping the suspense until the last hour.
The Moonstone is a classic, and if you like mysteries it is a must-read (or must-listen). What is truly special about this rendition is the reading. The reading is superb, done by several actors to match the voices of several narrators.
Although it is VERY long, I never once got bored - in fact I couldn't wait for my drive to/from work so that I could listen some more. This is my favorite audio book to date (I've been doing this about a year now).
45 of 45 people found this review helpful
If you love good Victorian fiction, with its keen insights into human relationships and motivations, you'll love The Moonstone. This novel was never intended to be a physical action story. Ignore those people saying it's too long or--gasp!--boring. It's just right! The novel is told from several points of view with several narrators performing the various characters. In addition to Patrick Tull as the butler, audiobook customers might be interested in knowing that the narrators include Davina Porter and Frank Muller, both of whom have a large and loyal following. The Moonstone is also a great introduction to Wilkie Collins, whose works, in my opinion, are equal to those of his friend and mentor, Charles Dickens. At least two other Collins novels are available from Audible.com: The Woman in White and The Evil Genius. I hope there will be more in the future.
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