No, the story was read superbly. The subtle changes in narrators intonation for each of the characters in the book made it very easy to follow who was talking at all times.
No, this is a long story and, although very entertaining, not always fast paced.
Every literate person needs at least some command of this great work. Listen then read it and then listen again.
I enjoyed this book very much. I don't think I have laughed more from a book. I think this reader did a fantastic job portraying the numerous characters. I very much recommend this book and this version of the audio book.
"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ~ Oscar Wilde
This is a wonderful book brought to life beautifully by Roy McMillan. Cervantes' classic tale imagination vs. reality never fails to please. Don Quixote is charmingly mad (or not?) and Sancho Panza is grounded (or not?). Missing from this edition of the book - to my greatest disappointment and surprise - is Cervantes' preface to Book One. While of course, Cervantes cannot be silenced as he is as ever present in the book as our favorite knight errant and his trusty squire. Nevertheless, an important part of his voice got censored by the omission of the preface. Perhaps Audible needs to rethink the descriptor "unabridged."
It is a good story, not pretending to teach any lesson, just an epic tale told well. I will not judge it to be high or low, only entertaining and worth the time it took to read. This is the highest praise I may feel qualified to give fiction
It is often called the first modern novel, but it is Homeric in scope and Monty Python droll. A study in human nature, particularly friendship and no small amount of craziness.
The translation is fantastic, our language so often utilitarian is rendered a thing of beauty. Whether Elizabethan oaths or Sancho's homespun wit, its nothing short of amazing.
The performance is the best ive ever heard. So many characters presented in such believable fashion. A journey, an adventure. Youll be sorry when its over.
On the road two hours a day to and from work. Love to listen to espionage, thriller, mystery style books: Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, etc.
YES. Written 400 years ago, this remains a classic - a timeless story.
We laugh at Don Quixote and his absurdities, but as we do, we find we are laughing at ourselves and our delusions of grandeur and thinking we are something when we are (most likely) nothing.
Roy McMillan brings a huge palette of wonderful voices, the best of which are Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, and the Curate. He has an uncanny wit about him too, which matches the humor and wit of the story to a tee. I HIGHLY recommend this reading.
This is a LONG story, but full of invention and comedy. It will take a while to listen to this!
I am made by my choices and that which I read, or listen to in the car on my long commute
Yes; if you are going to read this it never hurts to have an engaging narrator who makes the story come alive.
Truth be told I am more fond of Sancho Panza than Don Quixote.
Sancho Panza; his irreverence and boorish wit come across beautifully in his voicing but he's absolutely no slouch with Don Quixote either.