Man, if you are on any meds for depression or feel depressed in any way, stay clear of this title. Dreary, sad and melancholy best describe this title. I almost offed myself a few times trying to get through it. A classic yes but wow, depressing from start to about half way, as far as I got...
I figured it was time for me to get some culture and dig into a literary classic. I know this is a great story and perhaps things would have been different for me if I had read the book instead of listening to George Guidall. He's not a bad reader, but his cadence was w....a....y t....o....o s...l...o...w. I couldn't stay awake. Unfortunately, I deleted the book from my mp3 player and moved onto something a little faster-paced. Good on those who could tough it out. The recording drags too much for my type-a personality.
Good book and very well read. This is a very intriguing story. I do, however, like more voices in my reading, but it is read where you can still tell whom is speaking.
This book is much better than The Brothers Karamozof. It's a much more compelling story and C.S. Lewis does a much better job of his Christian apologetics in most any of his stories than the Karamozof book. Do yourself a favor, read this and some Lewis (Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce) and skip Brothers Karamozof. You will be happier for it.