The love story.
So hard to choose just one!
No, but I will seek them out. They were wonderful!
I gasped in surprise several times !
I was sad that the story ended. The characters were very well developed.
I had never heard of this book, but purchased it based on the good reviews it got. It didn't disappoint! It had an engaging storyline, and I found it to be very unpredictable. You'll love the characters.
odd is good
some, its a soft calm mystery. i listened while i was sewing. just a good well written story.
no, they were excellent
Life's good when I am listening to a great book.
I know many readers loved this novel but I was interested for the first third. In the second third of the book, I was getting eager to gain a little info to resolve the puzzle and became increasingly frustrated as I waited for details to emerge. In the last third of the book, I just plain gave up. It was a book with a lot of build-up and the resolution was like a dud firecracker, nothing. The quality of the writing is well-done victorian style but it's a "go nowhere" book as far as I am concerned. I would like my time back. The reader was good and I gave it two stars for the very intriguing first third of the book and the beautiful descriptive writing.
I have trouble getting to sleep at night and this audiobook put me to sleep every night within 5 minutes.
Joesephine's performance had a very clipped unemotional voice that made it hard to be involved with the characters. Simon's performance was better but still not very inclusive.
Nothing is ever going to top this one. Real characters, not just stick figures. I felt real dread of the sort that only great writing, not sensationalism, can produce. Even where I sort of saw what was coming, it had twists I did not expect - the most satisfyingly baroque plot ever.
Much better than the more highly regarded Moonstone, which was cute but not nearly as deep or satisfying.
I'm picky about readers but this was masterful. Agree with the few quibbles about Fosco's accent but minor.
I didn't expect to like this so much. I thought at first it would be a little too high school British lit for me but once I became accustomed to the verbosity and formality of language I was hooked. Great story.
Great narration of a sometimes dense and very long book. Though I knew the gist of the story from movies, etc., I had never read the novel because of its length. So glad I bought the audio book! The character's voices were all distinct and interesting to listen to and the two narrators brought them to life. The danger of any novel with multiple points of view is that the reader is inevitably sorry when the next character/narrator appears, but the audio narration here is so seamless that within a short while the reader is interested and acclimated again and ready to keep going. As rediculous as it sounds, I wish the book could have gone on even longer.