Really love this book-I'm still listening to it, starting part 2 soon. The narrator does a wonderful job, accents and all. Great story-a winner allover!
I am definitely not a books critic. I started to listen to audio books because I moved and now I drive 3 hours total every day from home to work and I needed to find a way to make my journey less painful. Middlesex is one of those books that keeps you interested all the way and the narrator does an extraordinary job with all the characters. I did not know anything about the subject and even though I am very traditional, I enjoyed it and learned a lot. In summary, I truly enjoyed this book and I never got sleepy on the way home. Very recommended!
Beautifully written. Endearing characters and wonderfully unforgettable family saga. Middlesex combines humor and pathos and leads the listener on an empathetic journey.
The narration is so good I almost want to get into the car just to listen to it. The narrator constantly changes his voice to match the scene. My wife read the book and I keep trying to convince her that it is so good on audio, she should listen to it as well. The story is engaging and easy to follow. The characters are convincing and the historical period described is really brought to life.
Some cultural history, a nice sense of humour and a terrific, casual, unassuming main charcter make this a very enjoyable listen. Also, it is one of the very best narrations I have ever heard. The science behind the deviation is present, but not too heavy.
I loved listening to this wonderful story on my ipod. The narrator is fabulous and the book is brilliant. I had no idea audiobooks would be this good. The 20 hours made a bunch of long drives go very fast.
Brilliant storytelling. I would highly recommend this story that recounts three generations of a unique Greek-American family. Even after the 20 hours of audio I was sorry to have it end.
I really enjoyed this novel and was often surprised by the turns that things took in it. I mean, you know from the title basically what's gone on or going to go on, but the interactions among the family members is really what makes this book a great read. The only thing I really didn't like about the book was the way it ended. It kinda just stops all the sudden when you want it to keep going and you want to learn more about what he does with his life.
I'm no kid, but I do live next to a cranberry bog.
I will attempt to be brief (hint to Mr. Leonides). Pretty good book. Interesting characters. Good narrative about the Turkish-Greek conflicts. Too long! GREAT READER!