I "read" this as my first audiobook over a year ago and this is still one of my favorite audiobook experiences. The narration is wonderful and the book itself is extremely original and well written. I can't see much of a reason that enyone would not enjoy this book.
wonderful narration. it takes a little getting used to, and it's tricky due to the ambiguous gender of the narrator, but it's really been pulled off here. well done!
the novel itself is a real treasure.
Avid audiobook addict!
Quaint storytelling, but way too long and the narrator has an annoyingly grating voice when he's reading women's parts that makes this audiobook difficult to listen to. I thought this story would be modern and clever, but it's actually very old-school.
I might read another book by Eugenides if the subject matter were interesting. I would not listen to anything by Tabori.
I've listened to dozens of Audible books and never encountered a narrator that ruined a book more effectively than the narrator of this book. His narration of dialogue made the characters sound like cartoons or like they just walked out of a Seinfeld episode. The narrator's tone of voice was uniformly over-excited, and his maniacally cheerful reading was particularly inappropriate during the darker scenes of this book. Also, the choice of music that was used to break up episodes (while probably not the narrator's fault) was cheesy.
I couldn't get into this story. They spent too much time talking about people other than the main character. I was looking forward to his struggles, not the life story of the grandparents (which would have been more interesting if they just stuck to the love, immigration, and struggles rather than every minute detail). Also, the narrator is really quiet and there were many times where the audio was difficult to hear in my car.
Turn up the volume!
Not really - wish I could return it, but I bought it so long ago.
Middlesex is a fabulous read, but what makes this even better is the performance of Kristoffer Tabori. He does an incredible job of differentiating all the characters, and he makes the Greek women adorable. I loved every minute of this book, and now I'm searching for other titles read by Kristoffer Tabori.
no, I am a one time gal
I cant think of a book like it thats what I liked about it
In the top 10%!
The family story staring generations and a wild card of Y chromosomes and enzymes.
A MASTER! The voices, the change of characters! Brilliant! Bravo!
I almost took myself on a cross country drive just to listen to the whole thing! I was plugged in listening at every opportunity!
Great story! Great voice and performance! THIS is what a Pulitzer is all about!
I Like scifi-fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Wot, Got, Pillars of Earth, Century trilogy. Last read: Maritan. luvd it
Didn't like the story. Slow, boring and I had a hard time finishing the book. Don't waste your time over this.