I'm a mobile x-ray tech that spends a ton of time driving and listening to audiobooks. Love scifi and historical fiction.
Yes, I would listen to this book again. The story is rich with passion and revenge. It was a fun listen.
The journey of emotions was my favorite aspect. This book covers nearly every emotion one can experience from absolutely smothering boredom to bitter regret and hatred.
Kate Winslet breathes life into the characters with her acting skills. She gives each character a unique vocal identity without being obvious or patronizing. I feel she heightened the personalities to a level I might not have attained by reading alone.
Too much of the same thing.........especially at the last half of the book
Narration was good but story lacked.
The lushious unfolding of the characters' rise and demise and utterly brilliant storytelling. Kate did an incredible job of depicting the characters in their various stages of devolution into despair and death
Therese of course- vulnerable and unpredictable like a wild animal
Laurent- Kate Winslet has such a grovely voice
almost- needed a break from the spiral
Winslet's voice and animation bring Therese to life and she is a great narrator for this multi character story.
I love Kate Winslet's interpretation, the passionate way she tells the story, the atmosphere she creates, that makes you experience the feelings of the characters, understand their frailties, the reasons why they do what they do, see their lives so miserable through her golden and powerful voice. It's a very sad story, but Kate makes it sound precious, wonderful, suasive...
One of the most memorable moments is when Th??r??se can experience a feeling of joy and freedom at the seaside in the first part of the story, when she is still very young and lives surrounded with nature.
My favourite scene is when Madame Raquin describes as beautiful the place she has chosen for the family to live in Paris, and is very funny, I could see her face while she talks about the wonderful nook she had discovered, that gloomy and unhealthy prison...
It's a very sad story, I felt an unbearable sense of the damnation to which the characters were destined and couldn't help themselves.
This story make Edgar A Poe look like a comedy writer. It was about a couple of lovers who plotted and executed the death of her husband and then the rest of the book dealt with their regret. The author could have said it all in a couple of chapters. Don't read this unless you need to come down off of a high. Good narration, however.
This is not a story for the faint hearted. It is a dark and sinister story that steadily builds suspense right up to a dramatic end. The reading by Kate suits the story perfectly. Apart from a slow start it held my attention all the way to the end.
I listen to ebooks while commuting in the car. I found myself sitting in the car in the car park after arriving at work listening to the story. Eventually I dragged myself away.
The old woman who had to watch the deteration of the husband and wife shhe knew had murdered her son without being able to express anything directly to them.
her voice is captivating, she does a good job of distinguishing different characters
I can not imagine this as a film since it is so psychologically focused
It got off to a really slow start, if it had not been for Kate Winslett's wonderful reading I would have quit. The author did a great job of describing the scenes, the characters, and their thoughts.
This is my favorite 'classic' and I have read it many times, but hearing it in this recording made the characters really come to life. One could almost smell the Seine and hear the cacophony of sounds coming from the Arcade.
I don't think any of the characters were particularly likeable, but all were full blown, flawed human beings and as such were interesting and tragic.
Kate's reading of this conveyed her love for the novel and her various intonations, rhythm and emotion for the words and the story really brought it to life. She really drew me in to the story and made me feel a part of the novel. She truly breathed life into these tragic characters.
This is one of best read books I have bought from Audible. I can't wait to listen to it again.
I haven't read the print version
I don't think I have one
I found her storytelling voice to be calm, smooth, soothing, and relaxing.
When Therese Raquin came to life when she first met and got involved with her lover
You have Kate Winslet's wonderful storytelling voice to thank for me sighning up for audible.com :)