Funny and brilliant. It's a great read. The performer is superb especially when he is reading Satan. The story is intricate but very playful. I will probably read twice and look up on Wikipedia to see how the names are all spelt.
I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.
It was a nice glimpse into this time in Russia, but mostly it was a fun and funny story with a satirical bent. Good read.
Yes I imagine everytime you listen something new will appear.
Margarita turning intoma witch and going to Satan's ball.
Many moved me to laughter.
I honestly didn't get far enough into it to find something to like (the part about the cat trying to pay to get on the tram was funny). The actor who does the narration has the most grating schreeching voice and every character is differentiated by a slightly different pitch of screech.
The book - possibly, when I finish it in dead tree format.
It is really all screech and squawk. Volume and pitch are not synonymous with acting.
This book has been a favorite for many years now and my print version is currently held together with tape. At first I was hesitant to buy the audio version, afraid that it wouldn't do the story justice. I was very pleased with this audio book. The narrator subtly yet effectively distinguishes each character but not in a way that takes away from the character or the story itself.
Humorous scenes where simply anything could happen! A talking cat, flying witches and the annual Hell Ball.
The ending was a little drawn out, unfortunately.
Laughed out loud, in some places.
Definitely this version - because of story and performance. If this is not deemed a classic, it well should be!
There were so many parallel themes and intricacies reflecting the time and the place, the complexities of the Russian experience, the fallibility of humanity and the logic of insanity as a fallacy. I think the best part for me was that it was story driven, as it was likely too complex to be a completely character driven satire. I specifically enjoyed how the stories wound together in the end, with so much varied detail coming to a definite and solid point.
Rhind-Tutt brought life to the characters with consistent and comedic voices and accents. Though the writing did this in itself, his performance also kept you on the edge - waiting for each sentence in eager anticipation. One of the best I have heard!
The Devil will care!
Master and Margarita were given release from the torture of a life that had escaped them, especially the Master, but by extension of relationship, Margarita too. And she had, with the help of Woland and his entourage, found a kind of salvation from her life of loneliness and despair - her broken heart wondering about the fate which had befallen Master - and had somewhat embraced her rebellious nature and her role as a witch. They were granted peace by a merciful Satan -- brilliantly done by the artist Bulgakov! I believe the translation was superb. The literature, had it been written in English first, was masterful even.
No. The story did not catch me.
Some of them. It is not a story for all of them.
It was very good. Tone was very good and the difference among characters very good.
I first found this book many years ago for 0.25cents and had no idea what I was getting... Have read it several times over the years, but must say listening to it was so much more fun! It is a fantastic book and the narration was wonderful. Highly recommend!