The Testament of Gideon Mack
- Narrated by: Tom Cotcher
- Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-04-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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"More a discussion of humanity than divinity, it will capture and hold the reader's attention long past the last page." (Booklist)
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By J. Collins on 02-07-13
A Justified Listen
What made the experience of listening to The Testament of Gideon Mack the most enjoyable?
Great performance of the novel- Cotcher brings each of the characters (so well created by James Robertson) to life with their own distinct voice.
What did you like best about this story?
The confessional nature of the Testament lends itself particularly well to the audiobook format.
Which character – as performed by Tom Cotcher – was your favourite?
Gideon, of course, who manages to leave you wondering.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chris on 06-07-08
This is most definitely one of the best books I've read (heard) in a long time. Gideon Mack. Everything about the man, his life, his mannerisms, and his thoughts completely captivated me. He is flawed at best, which may be one of the things that makes him so interesting.
The narrator does a fantastic job of adding life and personality to each character of the story. At some points I had to pause and rewind the book to listen again because he went into the thick Scottish accent of the common man. After a short while, though, you get used to the accent, and all is well.
This is a definite must for anyone who wants a good book added to his or her reading list for the year.
I've suggested it to others in both audio and hard cover form and all have come back to me with great reviews of the author, writing, general flow, and believability of the story. Everyone falls in love with, while also disliking, Gideon Mack. One friend even said that she wondered if she was the only one who thought about planning a trip to Scotland, as the writing is good enough to convince the reader or listener of the trueness of the story.
Great book by a fantastic author. I'm looking forward to seeing more stuff by James Robertson.
Take a dive into the world of Gideon Mack.
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By Mark on 16-05-07
The most pleasurable audiobook in a year
I have listened to some great books this year, but this book has been the most pleasurable. Don't let the Scottish accent from the sample discourage you from listening. The narrator does a great job of bringing a verisimilitude and deeper dimension to the book.
I will come back to add more when I have fully collected my thoughts from this great tale.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful