Great writing, great narration, great story, great characters. I've enjoyed this more than any other audible book I've purchased. the characters are so vivid and memorable. I look forward to getting to know more of Irving's novels.
A comfortable, interesting story with character descriptions so precise you can really feel what they feel. I will definitely listen to it again.
It took a little while to get into this book but once I did I couldnt stop. The narrator was excellent.
Dont give up on this book keep listening you won't be sorry.
Great story, great characters its a beautiful romance but much more than just a romance story with many sub-plots that all wrap up beautifully in the final chapter.
Well worth a credit.
A history and perspective politicians and those who question abortion will find informative. Faction that may not change anyone's mind, yet will provide perspective.
Way too long
The humanity of the characters
I have not listened to this reader before. He did an excellent job here, and that is saying something because to me,when choosing an audio book, the reader is more important than the author.
Not a book of this length and complexity.
I love audio books. I also love to "turn friends on" to books I enjoy. And although Cider House is one of my favorites, I am limited in who I recommend it to because of the crude, gutter language that keeps popping up (ex. the limericks). It's the same reason I stopped listening to the Scarpetta stories. (BTW - John Grisham et al don't have any trouble writing novels without this type of language.)
This is a wonderful story that took me on a journey with Dr Larch and Homar Wells. A story that I'll remember for many years to come. It is quite long and the pace is very slow at times.
This book is not what I expected....it was better. A beautifully woven tale with two disparate, yer intertwined topics. I loved the deadpan nature of the dialogue. Not your typical John Irving novel, but then again what is....
The recording has a LOT of ambient noise and other voices in the background. It's very distracting and takes away from the very talented and well-suited narrator.
This is an excellent listen from performance to writing. If you watched the movie you'll be in for a surprise. It barely resembles the book and does not do it justice. It leaves out about 90% of the story, omits characters, and alters the storyline. You won't regret investing over 20 hours to get the real story.
This book had never been my favorite John Irvin book. The plot is intriguing and the bigger issues are thought-provoking, but the main character is boring. Homer Wells is simply not an active character. In his relationship with Candy he passively follows her lead. His life's trajectory is ultimately determined by Dr. Larch. I'd like Homer (and the book) so much better if I had felt he was actively involved in shaping his own life.