Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
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.
John Steinbeck's stories are heavy and don't necessary have happy endings. But they bring out a sense of reflection and provide us with inspiration. The narrator is fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better one for this classic!