Such a good book! So passionate and unpredictable! And so uplifting, but at the same time so tragic. This book made me happy and sad at the same time for the same reasons.
I loved having the story from all of the main characters point of view and going back and forth just gave it an added dimension that I've never experienced in any other book.
Colin Firth did an excellent job. Both Bendrix and Sarah were done so passionately that I can't choose between the two as a favorite.
I wanted to listen to this book all in one sitting. I have actually listened to this book 3 times since getting it a week ago. I absolutely love it!
This is THE BEST audio book that I have ever listened to. Not only is it a deep, moving book and story that explores a lot of existentialist themes in a way that is extremely tangible... but the narration is delicious. Colin Firth made this already great story just that much better. I highly recommend it.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
IF THERE WAS MORE DETAILS TO THE STORY. IT SEEMED STILTED.
IT WAS PASSABLE. NOT HIS FAULT THE STORY WAS BORING.
THE WHOLE BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT. THERE WERE NO CLEAR SCENES. IT WAS SO VAGUELY TOLD.
I AM SURPRISED I WAS ABLE TO GET THRU THE WHOLE BOOK. I WON'T READ IT AGAIN FOR SURE! BUT I WON'T RETURN IT EITHER. IT WAS NOT THAT BAD.
Yes I would recommend this book, a great love story, and if love stories are not what you typically listen to, listening to Colin Firth narrate it. It is worth it.
It is a love story that captures all aspects of love; Comittment, patience, devotion, physical, mental, and vows.
No I have not listened to Colin previously except in films. But I would if given the opportunity.
The writing of this book tended to drag on, I love God, I hate God, I love Morris, I hate Morris. That was very frustrating at times, and made me almost want to give the book up. I'm glad I didn't give up.
Colin Firth made this story more relatable with his barbed, flippant comments and the cadence of his jealous, yet thoughtful, anger. I thought the author braided a religious theme into the narrative that didn't feel natural or relevant. The question of god didn't need to be introduced for me to understand these characters were overwhelmed by their own free will.
The reading by Colin Firth brought the story to life. Each of the characters speaks to him/herself more than anyone else, and that inner dialogue was riveting thanks to the reader.
Morris, obviously. On the one had, such a silly idea about love and religion. Plus he really was just all about himself - selfish and indulgent and couldn't he see that? But on the other hand, he was so honest with himself and so plainspoken with himself. Poor thing.
The intensity. Also, just that perfect voice added another dimension to the story.
The End of the Affair is a thought-provoking classic about love, hate, and the human experience of faith brought to life by the inimitable Colin Firth. This book is an intense listen and well-worth it.
Colin Firth does an excellent job with this narration. It's a powerful and thought provoking story of "hate, as much as love". Definitely worth a listen.
The best novel I have listened to on audiobooks. Before audible.com it never crossed my mind to read this book. Now I have listened to it and will likely read it. Mr. Greene understands how to write a story and make it seem as if it is happening right before your eyes.
The story conveys real human emotion in such a way to stir my own emotions.
Like watching a movie.
Bendrix. I would like to talk about his love, anger and focus
If you love classic literature, and stories of unrequited love (although this one doesn't quite fit that bill), you must add this performance to your wish list. I've read this book probably half a dozen times. It is beautiful writing, and Firth's narration only adds to the pleasure.