Colin Firth is wonderful as the narrator but I found the essence of the story unsettling and riddled with pain. I came away feeling depressed.
What a whiner! This was one of the most depressing and boring books I've read.
I kept waiting for something to happen, but it was more of the same. I finally gave up and didn't finish the book.
I wanted Morris to come to faith in the end. I guess the ending left it like it was likely he would. Great performance by Firth. Loved him in The King's Speech.
I listen mostly to non fiction but took an opportunity to listen to this novel because of the narration by Colin Firth, the actor. I was not disappointed! Of course, this novel was also extremely moving and dealt with issues of life, death, and the existential notions of its period.
Colin Firth is the perfect narrator for Graham Greene's moody and glorious prose. This is a masterpiece of thoughtful storytelling.
great novel. grate narrator
detail vs length well balanced.
love the ending. beautifully crafted.
amazing philosophical /psychological construct
This was a compelling book to listen to and contrasted well with the book I had just finished which was also about an antihero who had a different lack of insight into the effect his actions had on other people. 'Any Human Heart' by William Boyd. In Graham Greene's novel, the antihero is intentionally self-destructive. In William Boyd's novel, the antihero is destructive by being naive to the effects his selfish behavior has on other people.
The conflict with the love of God contrasting with the frailty of the characters in the book. This book is one of Graham Greene's 'Catholic Books.' "This is a story of hate," says the protagonist. However, it isn't. It is a story of the pain of love.
Conveyed the spite and puzzled love and loss of the central characters very well.
This is a nonsense question. The End of the Affair is an entity by itself and an end in itself. There could not be a follow up book because, as the book tells you, there is no beginning or end of a story, just where the author decides to start and end it. It is part of a continuum and to write a sequel would add nothing to the characters or deny their human frailty.
Listen to this book and then read another Greene Catholic book like, "The Power and the Glory." Then ask yourself what the author believed in and what he did not believe in.