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.
One of my all time favourite classic novel! Perfect in every way! I will, and have, gone back to this novel and now audiobook over and over. John Castle gives a pitch perfect performance, which means, I could get completely lost in the story; which in my book is the definition of perfection in a narrator.
The title says it all! John Castle's voice and delivery is perfect for Thackeray's irony, and all of the sentimental moments hit hard! I have a new favourite narrator!
Even if you've read Vanity Fair before, this narrator perfectly captures the personalities and politics of this era. I thoroughly enjoyed his reading!
What a wonderful performance of one of one of my all-time favorite books. John Castle brings Thackeray's biting satire to life so thoroughly that I was sad when it was over. If you are at all a fan of Vanity Fair, purchasing this audio book is a wise investment.
And is anybody happy? That is the question! Wonderfully read! Enjoyed the story very much and seem quite true and sincere!
I've been wanting to read this book for years. I found myself more than once wishing the writer would hurry up with the story, it dragged on at times with mundane details and seeming lack of story progression. I felt there were aspects in the middle that could/should have been explained more too. I did like the reader though and am glad I can cross this one off my list.
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.