The weary knight. Read to escape reality. Husband, father, ER Doc.
First, I believe audiobooks are made or broken by the reader. Several people complained about the author being the reader of this book and what a bad job she did. I completely disagree. I actually enjoyed her reading and felt she complimented her writing.
Second, this was very historical fiction. True it is based on jumping from bad event to bad event, But hat else would there be to talk about. Also, some people have complained about the intelligence and disposition of the main character. This is fiction. She was a vehicle to tell a story. I really liked her by the end. I highly recommend reading this book.
Sweet baby Jesus, the author's reading of this book was painful. It's like Ben Stein's boring sister who reacts to joyful news the same as she reacts to death.
There is nothing to dislike in This novel. The author's descriptions, research of the times, and character development is beyond wonderful and well skilled
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys periodic fiction.
I am moving on the recap Little Women, then to March.
If you can get past the author's maddening monotone, the story has real potential. Historically intriguing, with an engaging heroine, I'd recommend just buying the book and reading it yourself. Geraldine Brooks should NOT have insisted on reading her own work, that's why there are actors and spoken word artists. Her voice is void of inflection and emotion, both necessary to telling a successful story. Reminded me of high school lit class, where we had to go around reading aloud from the classics...
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I read this years ago, when it first came out. I decided to revisit by audio, and it was even better through this format. Brooks is a master at taking a historical situation and getting you to understand that there are never any easy answers. I recently heard a lecture where she explained that this story is based on the actual historical village that did just what is depicted here. Can you even imagine?
It was kind of annoying how the audio version and the text did not match up. Even more odd is that the narrator is also the author, so I am puzzled why her audio version and text carry many discrepancies.
Anna Firth's sex scene
Yes, I would go see the movie version to this.