This booked touched me not only because it's a wonderful book but mainly because of Colin Firth's performance. Please convey my sincere thanks for these beautiful 5 hours and my hope to listen to another book narrated so beautifully.
Listen while I work, ride, drive & run.
yes, Firth's reading is brilliant.
Greene's insights into human nature and love pierce the heart.
Perfect tone, nuanced, heartfelt.
If only one could, but it bears re-reading.
I'm checking the other Greene books on Audible, but so far I don't fancy the readers.
I love audiobooks so hard!
I liked that Colin Firth narrated.
I didn't love the story. Bit of a downer.
Everything his creamy voice produced was my favorite. *swoons*
Greene has achieved a first-person narrator who is no likable but who is so intelligent and curious that one is fascinated and gripped by his inability, possibly his refusal, to be transformed by love. Near the end the narrator, a novelist, describes a kind of character who cannot be written, but only dragged into the story, and we realize that he himself is such a character. Imbued with the civilized despair of postwar Britain, this book shows us how love works by showing it not working. Firth does an excellent job of all the voices, but especially of conveying the weariness and self-loathing of the narrator.
This book is great! Has a lot of moments that will make you think of the way you view love for yourself, your partner and God.
It is read beautifully! Makes it easy for the imagination!
This book is highly recommended to both Agnostics and the faithful because the twist and turns of the plot lead the characters to their just rewards--yet there are no winners. Green's questions remain unanswered and create a springboard for our own examination of life's meaning.
I read this book for a lit class 30 years ago. The prof loved it. We also read Green's the Comedians, which I liked better then and now. The story is too long and monotonous. While the writer is very clever, he is missing something here. He just can't live up to his reputation. Book is well read by actor / reader.
Devouring books, one day at a time....
It's an older story, but much more palatable with CF reading it. It was rather risque for the time, but it is pretty tame, though lovely now. Colin made it worth listening to. The End of the Affair, in my humble opinion, goes on rather long. (Spoiler) After the female protagonist dies, you still have something like 75 pages to go. Once she's dead, a wrap, or denoument should be sooner.But this novel was not written for 21st century audiences. So, I have to place myself in Colin's lovely hands, and venture with him to this older, bordering on modern, Firthy world. Thank you Colin.
No, but boy would I like to.
Colin Firth, next to Sebastian Cumberbatch, you are my true British love. I place you above Hugh Grant. Love. C