UMM, CAN I HAVE THE AUDIO VERSION, PLZ!!
If Whispersync was available I would be so excited to re-read and add notes! Too many layers for one reading.
The opening chapter was brilliant, original, and engaging; very reminiscent of Dostoyevsky's _Notes from Underground_ but significantly new at the same time. The novel as a whole maintains a tacit Dostoyevskian tendency to constantly consider ambiguities of action and interpretation that seem honest throughout--you can really believe in this character. And yet the actual narrative is clear, not muddy like Henry James or other authors who might fit this same description.
The opening chapter; the book begins in media res, and you wonder throughout how we're ever going to get back to the beginning, which is fascinating in itself.
Overly dramatic, widely varying volume, impressive range of character voices
No; I couldn't stomach it for more than an hour at a time.
Joe Morton has a truly impressive and useful range of character voices throughout, but he puts way too much dramatic emphasis on every paragraph of the whole novel, and it's just frustrating. Whereas on a scale from Robot (0) to Melodrama (10) I like my books to be about a 5, 6 or 7, he's a consistent 8. (For comparison, I'd put Jim Dale at a 6.) It makes the whole book sound like it's full of caps, italics, and ellipses, and it's just way too overstimulating. I can handle listening to the whole book, but only in 20-60 min. snippets at a time.
I'm not done with this book yet. I'm not even half way through, but I just have to stop to say Joe Morton is enthralling in this role. He's a one man theater group performing the roles of each character, imprinting each one in my head, with full dimensions, and subtleties. He impels the listener with a rolling smoldering intensity from the beginning, to follow the protagonist's journey, to be transformed, to realizet he is invisible, and what that is, in explicit, complex, glaring terms.
Once I got into the book, I was addicted. Although I usually prefer to read books, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed listening to Joe Morton.
The narration by Joe Morton was absolutely fabulous!
This is the first book that I have heard Joe Morton narrate. I would definitely seek out more of his performances based on this book.
I have listened to many audio books in the last few years and this one was by far, the most moving for me. Mr. Morton's narration of all of the many characters was fascinating. I will miss hearing his laugh.
Invisible made visible
The book needs time to digest. Reading in one sitting would limit understanding.
Best. Narration. Ever.
this both is a very interesting look on what is like to be black and America written from the perspective having young man in the early part of the 20th century in New York. Tim Horton's performance is mostly great. it's a book that makes you want to listen to it more than once. Should be required reading in all high schools now.
I think he was an EXCELLENT choice to read this book....His voice in fantastic and fit the character perfectly. I read this book years ago and forgot how good it was. I enjoyed listening to it more than reading it!!! Joe Morton you are AWESOME!!