This is simply put, a great book. Patricia Highsmith creates a well drawn and deeply flawed character. This author creates a world that is compelling and captivating. The performance is also excellent. This is a must read!!
I've never seen the movie. So glad I got the book. Imagine Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye killing someone and going on the run in Italy. I loved every minute of this book.
Psychologically darkly funny
The character study of Tom and his world view was fascinating and amusing.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
liar, dreamer, murderer
ripley's constant finagling.
different parts moments that were particularly enjoyable. it is hard to choose one. i think i found the tension that was going on when freddie figured out what was going on particularly satisfying. tom thought he could fool them all.
i saw the movie. i knew i would like the book and i did.
I enjoyed the story, although the narrator drags down the rating a bit for me. I must admit that, of all the audiobooks to which I've listened, I enjoyed this one the least.
I never saw the film, but the author's writing is so precise and so evocative, I felt like I saw the story evolving in my head as I listened.
All of it. Mr. Kenerly's overly-affected speech often distracted me from the story. He should stick to Shakespeare.
Nice guy ends up head first in the Mediterranean; and bad guy is incredibly lucky.
This must have been a real page turner in its time. In 2012, the tax cheat, Thomas Ripley, would have been caught before he ever left New York for Italy, but then there would have been no opportunity for such a fanciful story taking us on a tour of Europe.
Ripley - a neurotic sociopath - is not an engaging character. And the pace and narration of this story plods along. The other characters are wan and tepid, not the sparkling but damaged children of privelege that the movie demonstrates. You don't really care what happends to anyone in this story.
I am a D-Bag.
Hard to believe this series was wrote when it was. Hard to believe it got published. Great book.
Tell us about yourself!
The very well told story.
Even though I read the book and saw the movie, the story still caught me.
Yes, It was intriguing watching Tom grow into the his role.
The development of Tom
Mr Ripley moves through this book with the maudline self pity of an F Scott Fitzgerald drunk. I selected to listen for 2 reasons the first the different perspective of listening to the story from the 'bad guys' point of view and the second the other reviews. I remove myself from the crowd with this listen. Ripley is looking for a hand out, he uses or kills everyone who does anything remotely nice for him, he is a true taker. While it would be interesting to listen to more of the series to see if and how he is finally caught it is not worth the time or the $$.