I thought this book might get better after I got into it, but it only remained boring. Finally I could stand it no longer and stopped listening after 17 chapters!
I know this book is a classic, but I'm embarrassed to admit that with my twenty-first century attention span, I couldn't get through it. I've also heard that the writing is absolutely gorgeous in French-- but this is the English translation, so something is lost. If you really like novels from that era, I'd say go for it. But if you (like me) actually like contemporary novels, and just like to imagine yourself as someone who would enjoy classic novels, it will probably be a disappointment.
No. I found the story somewhat shallow. What's so special about Madam Bovery. She was just a woman who cheated on her husband.
Name the book Monsieur Bovery and tell more of his story. He was the real hero of the story.
No. Her reading was annoying. I found her intonations and phrasings were often inappropriate to the events she was reading. It was hard to follow at times.
I was often inspired to discontinue listening to this book but my curiosity and hope for something unexpected to happen kept me going to the uninspiring end.
Was intrigued by the reviews of this book but found it disappointing.