During my years designing ladies apparel and traveling world wide I discovered a great joy in meeting many cultures and grew to love them.
Yes for sure silly, you added Kate Winslet!
Camille, Lady of the Camellias, inspiration of many art forms by Dumas.
Whem Kate Winslet describes taking the potion of a man that says she must before he takes it and how much he disguts her with hts filth!
No, seven hours takes me two sittings.
Splendid Kate Winslet, the reader being thriller of stage and screen now fills rooms, the whole house actually, her grand voice it flies precise occuping each word of the classic story, with amazon at the mooring. Thank You! lol
Therese Raquin has to be one of the worst books I have ever read or listened to. I contemplated, on many, many occasions, not completing the book at all. Emile Zola's prose was repetitious and the characters (all of them) were completely unlikable. Not even Kate Winslet's lovely voice could save this story for me. I heard the words lugubrious, brute, sanguine, repose, damp and egotism so many times that I kept wishing I could have offered the author a thesaurus at the time it was written. The story itself was just as bad as the prose. The unlikable characters and the unbelievable ways they interacted with each other left me desperate for the book to finish. Sentences contradicted themselves from one to the next and it seemed that months had gone by in the story when it had only been days or hours. This book was truly awful. If you want to hear Kate Winslet's voice do yourself a favour and rent one of her movies.
Her voice and inflections for the different characters was astonishing and very memorable. She's an incredible talent.
This book has some very memorable moments but across the board, I didn't enjoy it.
I chose this book partly because I was curious about Kate Winslet's choice... found out later that she had been attached to a movie version so that explains it.
Oh, what a field day for psycho analysis of the darker side of the mind. I very much enjoyed the book as well as kate winslet reading it . Beautifully done. There are few that keep you in a grip than Emile Zola.
The story itself was quite powerful, but Kate Winslet's narration made it superb. She has a voice of pure silk
The anguish experienced by the characters following the murder
I thought they were all great
Please bring on more A-list narrators. I love old classic books and this is such a wonderful way to experience them.
I listened to it to the end because I was curious, but this book was repetitive and boring.
Desperation is in every page. It is well written, but she repeats it over and over again!
Audio book lover for over a decade. Live and listen in Aberystwyth, Wales
A bleak existential nightmare comes to life through Winslet's appreciation for the work and beautiful reading.
The story is a cross between Albert Camus' The Stranger and Edgar Allen Poe's Tell-tale Heart with a bit of Stephen King thrown in!
Definitely worth the ride though. A great experience...
The narration of Kate Winslet was totally absorbing. Her rendition of the characters draw you in at once to the unfolding of the story. Even the supposed atmosphere was palpable. I knew the narrator was involved in the story.
Therese's character continually develops with events. This is a story about obsession and guilt.
These characters will stay with you for a long time.
I am too busy to read, but I love reading! Audible makes it easy to listen to books while I am at work or on my way to School!
The story line definilty captures your attention, but without Kate Winslet reading it, the book could have been dull. I loved listening to a well known actress read a classic. I am going to be listening to other A-list books because of this one!
Kate Winslet was really good, but this story was too much of a downer for me. I didn't really care about the characters. There was nothing very likable about any of them and I couldn't find any reason to care about any of them. Except the cat. I felt bad for the cat. I had no reason to dislike the cat though I didn't really care much about it either.