A new narrator.
Maybe, I can't get to the story because I dislike the narrator so much.
His over blown accents, the way his voice kept changing volume. It was just plain bad.
I don't know, I could not get past the narrator.
Does Audible have people who vet these books?
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to.
The various perspectives and eccentricities of the several narrators.
I listened to this book some time ago, and what I recalled most was Patrick Tull's wonderful narration of the section narrated by the butler. I just tired to look up the names of the other actors and actresses who read the other parts. There don't seem to be any: Patrick Tull read it all. But I remember the very different people who told different parts of the story. That tells you how powerful Tull's reading is.
Someone took it. Who?
Patrick Tull is a narrator who can bring any book to life—and this is a good book to begin with.
So far I am at chapter 13, and I am enjoying the narrative immensely! I've been listening to audiobooks for ten years now, and I would say this is one of the best.
I really enjoyed The Moonstone. I like to find looong books, (more for the money). This book was long and held my interest until the end.
Patrick Tull did an exceptional job. The characterization was so well done, I felt like I was "back in the day".
I had always been curious about this book, which I understand is the first mystery novel. It was very good, though marred a bit by time, especially in the way the women characters are drawn. But what made this a great listen was the way the several narrators brought the characters to life. The best by far was Patrick Tull's reading of the butler obsessed with "Robinson Crusoe." Definitely worth listening to if you are a fan of British lit - just let yourself get lost in the performances and don't worry about the silly women or the improbable plot.
I love that this book has a full cast, it allows the story to flow and for the characters to really come alive.
There is mystery, intrigue, and Miss Clack makes me laugh every time.
The story is silly. The narrative is way over the top. I couldn't finish the book. I felt my IQ lowering with every word. Can I get my money back?
It was repetitive. The same "cute" narrative of the story teller saying "yes, I'll get back to the story" The story dragged on.
just about anybody
Choose your audiobook by the narrator with best being Guidall, Tull, Case/Davidson, Muller, Lee, Franklyn-Robbins, Dotrice, (no Brick)
The Moonstone is an excellent example of discretion gone too far. The book, like some more contemporary portrayals of past societal etiquette, (e.g. Downton Abbey) gives an example of what, from the outside looking in, or back in this case, seems a ridiculous series of unfortunate events that might have been overcome by a little more honesty and alot less histrionics portrayed as romantic notion or societal anx over public image.
Bound by the societal status & expectations of their time, the characters in The Moonstone are subject to criticism only from a contemporary and more American point of view. In their own time the author has presented an interesting mystery with elements of the supernatural, predicated on superstition and racial stereo-types of things foreign or unknown to English Society. The characters seem to overlook the fact that the jewel in question was actually stolen in the first place from a foreign country before their own mystery of the jewel's subsequent whereabouts really begins.
Not realizing that the story has multiple narrators (by point of view) I originally wanted the book because I am a fan of anything narrated by Patrick Tull. However, the other narrators are not too bad and Tull does narrate the part of my favorite character. I particularly liked the Robinson Crusoe reference as a panacea for what ails and believe that Tull always does an excellent job of lending the perfect measure of humor and gravity to be adminstered as needed.
Like any mystery there were some "red herrings" in the story that might have been better left out of the characters' experience as well as the readers', but overall this was a good book and has my recommendation as a worthwhile audiobook listen.
Man, I really, really enjoyed this, once I got a good audio version of it. This particular one is excellent--really great narrators. And the story was a lot of fun. Though I knew right away who the jewel thief was, I had no idea how it was done, and Collins drew out the mystery beautifully as each narrator contributes more pieces to the puzzle. There's also a lot of humor, which I wasn't expecting, and things are tied up perfectly at the end. I loved this, and I can't wait to read more of Wilkie Collins!
Yes. The narrators are wonderful and of course the story is classic.
I loved all of them. He is a wonderful actor.
Yes I laughed. I have read the book twice but never realized how funny it was until Iistened to it.