way up there
Lenny--you got to love him and his rabbits
loved his voice and accents and everything
Sinise reads with extraordinary skill, richly conveying Steinbeck's empathy, indignation and grasp of his characters' struggle. I used this in a classroom, and it made the text come to life for the students.
The narration was perfect. The voices added so much to the interpretation of the character's personality. Lenny broke my heart. As a parent of child with Downs, I understand how difficult it is for a person with a learning disorder to comprehend the society we have created. George was so devoted to Lenny, I just wanted to hug him. In fact, all the characters had their positive qualities (except for maybe Curly). A short listen - about 3 hours- but it is a deep, deep story that will leave you with thoughts that your brain will keep picking at for days.
The story beautiful, sweet and sad.
The performance- the best. It is the first time listening to a story on Audible that every character's voice sounded like a different person.
An Editor living in NYC. I grew up listening to Radio Plays and have found a love for audiobooks and podcasts.
The narration definitely made this a homerun for me, however the material is so good as well. It's hard to find such a winning combo of content and narrator that this just really worked for me.
Flowers for Algernon. The emotion this book brings out in you and the sympathy you feel for the characters is most notable in the tone of Algernon.
I'd seen the movie ages ago and Sinise really managed to bring the character of George to life in both adaptations, but his calm voice created an atmosphere that everything would be ok, despite knowing how things would play out. Really great voice for narration and would love to hear him do more VO work.
IMDB has the movie's Tagline as "We have a dream. Someday, we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home." I think that works pretty well.
I don't recommend books often, but this one is well worth your money.
You can hear the classic writing style. There are many times you know what is about to happen but it's written in a way that keeps you interested.
The suspense and time period.
No but I was very pleased. I think Gary did a great job. I definitely didn't like the voice of Lennie. I believe I understand the character but the voice made me think of a cartoon every time.
Yes but I was not able to.
Gary Sinise brings the characters to life in this, one of John Steinbeck's greatest works.
First Gary Sinese's narration sets the gold standard by which others should be measured. He embodied and imbued each character with inflection and cadence that was so believable and life like.
An amazing story of an unorthodox, yet viscerally real friendship in the depression era west. A vigilante era where men kept to themselves and still had the wild west ethos that have since subsided. friendship doesn't have to be reciprocal in conversation but rather that it is about the goodness of people.