A really good book - I listened to it twice, because once I got to the end I wanted to hear it again knowing what was going to happen. The reader is a bit breathy, and the music in the beginning and end is distracting, but I thought these were minor points really - once you get into the book the narrator seems just right.
This tale only soldifies Atwood's genius. She is so good on so many levels her talent is really unfair to the rest of the authors.
The Mozart of fiction. Her stories, her prose seem to flow from a higher source. Several times I findmyself amazed at how impossibly great she really is.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the narrator was great and the story was engrossing. it seemed a little disjointed at first and I was a bit confused, but after the first 30 minutes I was hooked. I wish there were more Atwood books on audible. I have read many of her books and next to the HandMaids's Tale this is probably my favorite.
I was expecting a film noire type plot. This was not that type of book. In a way I was disappointed. In another way I have read a book that was able to paint an incredibly dark and descriptive narrative. Dark may not be the best word, shadowy might be better. I don't think this book will be in my top ten list, but is was one of the most memorable, creative, and flowering. I think a female would enjoy this book more than a male. Anyone, however, should like it.
When you finally finish the book you will say that it is a fine novel. The problem I had with this book was that I had a difficult time wanting to continue. It was a long drawn out story. Was it science fiction? Was it a love story? Was it a mystery? I am not sure. I always ask myself would you go back sometime in the future and listen again. The answer is no.
The Blind Assassin was very interesting, well-read - and it holds your attention. I think that in order to catch everything I am going to have to listen to it again, because it is a bit confusing with all the narration going back and forth. Overall, I really enjoyed it.
I found this book another good example of the author's ability to keep you interested in her writing. After listening to the Handmaiden I began reading as many of her books as possible and found the author to be a wonderful writer. Unlike Danielle Steele I have yet to tire of her.
I tried so hard to enjoy this piece. It was too long, too drawn out. You got to the point where you didn't care about the characters or their secrets.
I finally said, "That's it"! I moved on to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Atwood can write well. In this case, the contrivence of her task becomes a burden that her skill only makes tolerable.
I trudged through it, hoping that it would turn towards something much more, but in the end, the best compliment that I can give, is it stayed within its bounds - as tiresome as they were.
I would rather read Proust then Austin here.