Yes, becuase the quality of Castle's performance is so good.
Far too many to select one. He's very good at building a long story arc that culminates with some type of reconciliation between people who have long been apart or estranged.
10 X better than Downton Abbey
Of the many audio novels I have listened to, Castle's performance here is one of the most rewarding of all. Thackeray's narrative skill, characterizations, and plotting are at the very highest level. One of the very best.
Love reading, and now listening to books being read. I like poetry and classic literature and also detective fiction and some thrillers.
This well known classic is captivating. A story of a world of social climbing and search for wealth, set amidst the background of the Napoleonic wars. The Narration is excellent, like listening to a play.
The book speaks for itself. A great story. If you have only seen the movie/tv series, you will have missed all the humor.
The reading was perfect. Every person was voiced individually and truly. The women didn't sound whiny, unless that's what they were doing; the men didn't sound pompous, unless they were pompous. I hope John Castle will read more books. I will buy every one.
Yes, after I listen to other stories I have downloaded.
The charming wit and the author's aside comments to the reader.
No, but I will.
I do not see how this book successfully made into film, because the "best" parts are the author's comments and interior monologes. The book is so rich, and its power is in these elements.
Ranks in middle of all the books to which I've heard.
Can't think of any particularly memorable moment. Maybe that is why this book came in at middle.
First time listening to John Castle. Will look for more of his work.
Thought perspective of civilians interesting when battle of Waterloo was taking place. Can't say any particular point "moved" me.
Often wondered what the plot was leading to. Then reminded myself it was very reflective of life's patterns...not always an end in sight. Pettiness consumes too much of our attention and energy.
Yes. To concentrate on the characters.
When I realized that there wasn't a constant hero and differences in each of the characters.
He brings the characters to life.
A great book.
I am an attorney for a higher education research institution. I am married, have two children, and I love my organic vegetable garden.
I love stories about old England aristocracy and commoners, but this story doesn't go anywhere. The reader is excellent and does a stellar job with the characters, but nothing ever happens so it is just boring to listen to this story. I found my mind wandering and losing track of what plot did exist. I gave up, first time ever, and stopped listening before the end of the first volume. Very disappointing.