Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!
A beautiful story of hope where there appears to be only hopelessness. In the Shawshank Prison, Red is a man who gets things, and becomes friends with Andy Dufresne. Red starts by getting Andy his two drinks a year, a rock hammer, and a poster of Rita Hayworth.
Excellent audiobook - Frank Muller who also narrated Moby Dick was wonderful.
At first I was reluctant to download this. I had seen the movie and wasn't sure the book would be as entertaining. What a great book. This is a compelling story. It is also a great "short" book based on a novella. Sometimes I don't want to wait 30 hours to find out something ends.
After listening to this, I downloaded 11-22-1963 by Stephen King. Another outrageously good book. These are among my favorites.
I watched the movie "Shawshank Redemption years ago and loved it. Morgan Freeman was fantastic as the protagonist and he really made the movie great. They also changed the plot for the movie to make it more compact. I usually hate movies made from books, because the book is usually so much better. I won't usually even watch a movie based on a book I read until years later (if ever).
If Morgan Freeman had narrated the book, it might have worked. He didn't and it doesn't.
Absolutely! Saw the movie years ago, so decided to revisit the novel in this format. The audio book held my attention as well as the movie did.
As a long time believer that our prison systems need to be overhauled -- especially in some areas of this country, it was encouraging to hear a story where some injustices were "corrected."
The book does differ in some instances from the movie, but both were enjoyable.
Can't think of one.
He was credible.
No extreme reaction. I listen to my audio books as I drive a motorhome some distances. It's better that I don't have "extreme reactions."
Definitely worth your time and $$.
I am not a King fan, but this short story is awesome. I am a huge fan of the movie and will watch it over and over again. Likewise, I am now a huge fan of the story and the narration and will listen to it over and over again. For the amount of enjoyment compared to the cost, it is one of the best purchases on audible.
Yes. You're always wanting more.
Wen Red and Andy got together at the end of the book.
Frank Muller is and always will be one of my favorite readers.
When red got out and cried because he was overwhelmed.
Stephen King has a way of telling a story that take you from your living room, house, or from where ever you are right in to that prison.
He does this on all of his books.
I guess that's what makes a great writer.
The audio version has such great depth, Muller gives a phenomenal performance. It's like you are a prisoner in the thick of it with Red and Andy. I feel the audio version is better than the print version due to the added body that Muller ultimately brings to the work.
The story was believable, no supernatural here. Right down to the nitty gritty, the hard truth of life in prison and the events that allow one to be free no matter where you are. From the details about the ugly to the cleanliness of his demeanor Andy draws you in wishing the story to never end......
I have listened to many of Frank Muller's performances, I am drawn to his mesmerizing voice. This performance is as great as any other, I miss this artist.
A story about a man's life gone wrong, righted
Yes- it is amazing. It captures you and you can't put it down!
When Red got the blank postcard. Knowing Andy made it, was the fulfillment of hope coming to be.
His voice fits the tone of the book well.
Yes, it reinforces that hope is good thing, maybe the best of things and good things never die. If refreshes my hope that all people intend on doing well.
The movie is one of favorites. I was skeptical about listening to the book, considering how short it was. They took the soul of this book and put it on the screen.