The narration team is impeccable. They sound wonderful, and are edited in perfect timing. I never listened to an audible book with such a perfect performance.
The narrative is spectacular. It transports us into the Corleone mafia family's world, with an omniscient point of view, keeping us attached to the story from minute one. It's like watching to an extended version of "The Godfather" movies 1 and 2, with richer details.
The narrator himself sounds a bit metallic, like a machine sometimes, but it doesn't come to the point of getting us bored, like it's the case with other books. The great differential is the team narration.
Michael Corleone is my favorite. He incarnates a man who fights agains his fate, but is drawn to it by the savagery of his world. It's an epic tragic character, who is winner and loser at the same time. He's a successful mafioso, but he loses himself in the process, becoming, like his father before him, a puppet of the millennial heritage of bloodshed represented by the sicilian mafia and its omertà.
If someone is wandering what to listen first, to get the flavor of being an audible member, this is the way to go. I have had some disappointments along my two year membership, but this one is the higher point I ever got listening to these books.
This book is even better than the movie.
I very much enjoyed the voices of Tom Hagen and Michael. The narrator was also quite good. The female voices were a little brutal. I wanted to send the voice of Connie and Kay to Sleep with the Fishes.
Yes. Wonderful narration and an amazing story that far exceeded my expectations after seeing the movie many times.
Character development was great and the narration added to the book, while so many others I have listened to actually took away from the experience
Yes it is a clasic
it was all good. I'll make him an offer he cannot refuse.
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This book is the basis for one of my favorite movies. I've been meaning to read it since forever and never took the time. I finally decided to pick up the audiobook and listen to it. I'm glad I did.
Even knowing how the plot was going to twist and turn, this listen is very engaging. I love how the different characters have different voice actors instead of a single narrator. While listening, I could see scenes from the movie play out in my head. One of the great things in the book is the greater opportunity for character development. After listening to chapters that develop the characters, some of the scenes in the movie are so much more meaningful.
I'm thrilled to have finally taken the time to listen to this book. I'm not deleting it from my iPod, 'cause I know I'll be back to it again and again.
After growing up with the classic films I would listen to the story over and over much like i could watch the films countless numbers of times and never get tired of it.
The Coldness in the Actors voice who is use to portray Michael is, as cold if not colder, than Al Pacino in the movies.
The Narrator tells the story pretty well. what you gain listening to the story though is the emotion in the characters, looking at how the story was written the coldness and sternest of the words can be lost in translation from page to mind.
The focus on the death of The Godfather.
An absolute classic, gripping novel done superbly with multiple voices. One of my top 5 Audible listens along with The Help, Gone With the Wind, Roots...
I loved listening to this one! it gives me the feeling of listening to one of those old radio serials. More like a play than a book narration