Not "better," but just a different experience. The narrator, Tom Weiner, does a simply beautiful job. I read A Canticle for Leibowitz originally when I was a teenager, and was delighted to see it pop up in my Audible queue.
The effortless way Miller compresses 1,500 years of future history into three linked volumes - not a bad trick in a book you can listen to in 10 hours.
Everything. Weiner performs the book perfectly, down to the different southwestern and midwestern accents.
Funny, but when I read the book originally 30 years ago, I believe it did just read it cover-to-cover.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
I was assigned to read this as part of a Philosophy class. I figured not harm in listening to it rather than reading and I could multi-task. I have found myself stuck, not able to pull myself away from the story. Very interesting, funny and thought provoking. Excellent and a total surprise.
A Canticle for Leibowitz has been a favorite for years. I started reading science fiction in the late sixties and this was one of the earliest ones I read. My adult son recently read this and I was going to read it again so we could discuss. Before I could read it, I saw a recommendation for the Audible book version and decided to give it a try. And was glad I did. The narrator an outstanding job bringing the novel to life.
I enjoyed this so much that I listened to it in only a couple of days. Guess I need to find a longer Audible book to listen to so my choice lasts until my next credit arrives.
This is my second time reading this book so not sure I'd read it again, perhaps..
The theme will remain timely and relevant as long as people remain human.
The novice priest.
No, just consistent enjoyment of the story.
Definitely on my recommend list.
I had never even heard of this book until about 2008. After reading this remarkably entertaining and extremely well written book, I could not understand why,
I was not thrilled with the narration. I would have preferred Robertson Dean. Mr. Weiner's performance sounded as if he was trying a bit too hard and it came across a bit too formal. However, I don't think it detracts from the overall affect and entertainment of the book.
I tried but couldn't finish. Too much of the book centered around Catholicism, monastic life, and text in Latin. When elements of the plot popped up, it just wasn't enough to hold the works together. Very good narration.
Read many good things about this book over the years. Decided to give it a try. It was long, plodding, boring during whole parts. In the end the story got a little better - but really it was nothing to rave about. Interesting premise, but should have merited a short story at most. In fact I kept thinking it felt like a short story that just would not end.