If you are looking for a fast paced book, this is not it. It is an introspective book about consequences. Greene is a powerful writer and his tale of an affair and its effect on all involved are thought provoking.
My husband and I listened to this on a long drive and both found it compelling. It explores what infidelity does and how each person involved responds differently. There is no moralizing,but rather the author allows readers to draw their own conclusion on the subject.
The narration was outstanding. If you loved the film The King's Speech, then you know what a marvelous voice Firth has. With bad narration this book would not have been one we would have finished, but we are both glad we did.
Having not heard of or thoroughly read what this book was about, and being an atheist, I went into this excited to hear Colin Firth reading it (as most of the narrators' voices annoy me) and hopeful at the beginning of the direction of the story. Once I realized it was al going to end up being about a relationship with God I was disappointed, both in the subject and about how much it droned on to get there, with it seeming like nothing was really happening in these peoples' lives, which was super frustrating.
I have to confess that I have never read a work by Graham Greene and I am not sure that I could have maintained my interest in a print copy of this book. I downloaded it primarily because I like Colin Firth and was curious. His performance was incredible. He brought to life the characters and the development of the ultimate dilemma they faced. I absolutely loved the experience. Thank you!
For the author, such
Heart-breaking descriptions of love. combined with basically rotten character.
I chose the Graham Greene book because Colin Firth was the narrator.
the setting in London during the second WWII was fascinating. The
Characters went right along with their work, dalliances, dates, and going to restaurants. The bombing just happened to be a slight inconvenience. Review:
Masterful stuff from Graham Greene. The story of the struggles with faith and love are brilliantly brought to life by Colin Firth.
The characters are vividly drawn as one would expect from Greene but the most compelling pieces are not about them but about the struggle many go through in trying to understand love and what it means to us and to those we love. Personally, I've never had a struggle with my lack of faith but I recognize many of the feelings and thoughts his characters go through.
A masterpiece of storytelling and prose. This book dissects an affair and how it affects everyone involved. The writing pulls you into their world from the moment you start reading.
Graham Greene's The End of the Affair is a masterpiece of post-war literature. It weaves a compelling and poignant narrative about the search for meaning in life through the expert manipulation of time to selectively fill in the details of life. The use of letters and journals bridges streams of consciousness in a lovely evolution of the technique. On top of all that, Colin Firth's narration is spectacular and serves as another force pulling you into the story!