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What disappointed you about Ripley's Game?
Anyone who knows Highsmith's particular style - her gradual build-up of suspense and tension - would be looking forward to another appearance of Tom Ripley. Unfortunately I did not get past the first hour of this audiobook: the reader put me off. He is unable to lend a credible voice to female characters and manages to produce a peculiarly dull version of what should be an intriguing beginning. The book starts off in France so this would have required a reader who can at least pronounce a few French words, but there are an astonishing number of howlers and mispronounciations here. I'm afraid I lost patience and switched to the conventional book. A really poor performance.
What will your next listen be?
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tart.
Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Brooke’s performances?
Not if I can help it.
What character would you cut from Ripley's Game?
Any additional comments?
Poor performance spoils the story.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The story is brilliant. I just couldn't stop listening, and the performance is great as well. Every character is spoken differently, and it works perfectly. Loved it, got book three straight away!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful