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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
What did you like best about this story?
The story - of course, for that there is Henry James to thank, the music and the performances.
What does Lyndsey Marshal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Henry James is rather difficult to read, especially if one is not a native English speaker. The dramatisation retained everything what makes this particular story intriguing, and yet delivered it in a more approacheable form.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, in three sittings.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The Wings of The Dove is a novel that I have never yet managed to read right through- so I'm possibly not qualified to say that this is a very good dramatisation.
I liked the fact that the writing and dialogue found an idiom of it's own that didn't strive after naturalism and seemed to capture the indirect density of the original. It did have its less happy passages- the dialogue between Milly and Lord Mark, her thoughts and the internal 'electric bell' of her caution did not come together particularly well.
The acting too is superb.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful