A great fan of stories and audiobooks. Good ones.
Not knowing if he would get away with it or not, the entire time.
Something like a W. Somerset Maughn novel, or F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Tom, the dastardly villain.
Tom, so I could get him into a state where he tried to stab me with a fork, just because I would know it was coming, and could stop him.
I liked it, and found it very difficult to not keep listening for hours and hours on end.
This book is right up my alley! I love a story where the hero is also the villain! ... And in this case, a psychopath! A most unusual and entertaining read, written with intelligence and wonderfully narrated!
Very entertaining, if unusual, storyline. I have never read or listened to a book with the primary character anything like Mr. Ripley I don't think.
Different and surprising, but that is the allure that caused me to get another in the series.
I love a great story.
I love hating myself for loving a book about a sociopath and murderer. Thank you, Patricia Highsmith for writing a thoroughly entertaining and original book!
she is a master storyteller. Narration is amazing. Fantastic characters and makes you feel like you are traveling in Italy and France I've missed a cleverly conceived tale of murder, lies, and greed
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The narrator was absolutely perfect. His tone and inflection set the mood at every turn exactly. The tension and anxiety as the story progresses is almost palpable and you can hear it in his voice, feel what Tom Ripley feels. I made the mistake of listening to this book in my car each day and getting so caught up in the story that I actually felt nervous when a police car passed me!
This is a look at a man with zero compassion or concern for anyone other than himself and his own desires. A look at the interior thoughts and machinations of a selfish, narcissistic, lazy young man who wants the easy, carefree life style of the sons of wealth around him. He spends his days mooching off the rich social set, over staying his welcome & over stepping until they run him off. Greed and humiliation compel him finally, to murder and assume the identity of these young, rich playboys.
I loved the mid 1950s setting and view of Italy. The descriptions are gorgeous and the writing quite simply sweeps you away to another time and slower, gentler place. The movie with Matt Damon is a mere sample of the story when compared to the book. I will add the sequel to my to be purchased list.
I loved it; there is not a lot of action, of course, but it was great. I usually don't get into character development very much, but this novel is an exception. Tom Ripley is one twisted guy!
What a gripping narrative and I loved the narrator Kevin Kenerly.
The author, Patricia Highsmith, did an excellent job describing and letting us be a part of Tom Ripley's logic. The experience listening to this audible was fantastic.
I can't wait to get the next book in the series, Ripley Under Ground. I see that it is read by the same narrator, Kevin Kenerly. Can't wait to continue the story of the talented Mr. Ripley and his homicidal choices!
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a crime classic and the hard, almost vicious style of Highsmith really brings to life the darkness of Tom Ripley. The only thing that detracted from the audio book was the narrator.
There's no con man quite like Ripley, but I would compare it to another Highsmith, Strangers on a Train. The reason why is that there's a real sense of claustrophobia around the characters as the net draws to a close.
It was about as good a job as I myself could have done. There's no real variation in voices and frankly, he just doesn't sound at all like I imagined Tom Ripley. His voice is too upbeat or something. It took me right out of the whole thing.