brilliant, moving, tragic
Any Human Heart by William Boyd. Each brings out emotions for lost loves and lives and are brilliantlyconstructed
no.but i will now look for them
This is one of my very favorite Audios. Every word like melting wax, warm and covering. I adore Colin Firth and his to ability to make the character endearing even during dark moments.
Sarah.... She has the love of every man she encounters.
All of them.
"Ends and beginnings are synonymous"
Give this novel a chance. It is masculine enough for the male reader and so rich that every woman will love hearing Firth whisper to her.
not going gently
I love listening to books, especially with such good narrators as Colin Firth. The spoken word adds a dimension that fuels the imagination and brings the turmoil of this book dramatically to life.
Many years ago, in an advanced English class at Grammar School, we "did" The Power and the Glory by the same author. The inner debate on the personal impact of religion is again threaded through this drama.
Colin Firth has so many persona that each character in the book is unique, even if voiced by the same person--and instantly recognizable--even the minor ones.
A Journey into the Mind
What a timeless question of love and faith this book proposes to all who are human
I should have known that a Graham Greene novel would not be about what you first think it will be about. This is not about what happens (writer has an affair with a neighbour's wife, falls in love, wife abruptly ends the affair with no reason provided; years later writer meets the husband, begins obsessing about the wife, wife dies leaving both behind). This is about the emotions that drive people to do the things they do - the love, hate, jealousy, joy, hope, and despair that slowly and relentless overtake reason and common sense. Religion plays a bigger part in this that it seems in the early stages of the book (this is one of Greene's "Catholic Novels"), but its primary theme for me was the angry and obsessive jealousy that created and revealed some unexpected hatred in the protagonist.
A complex and interesting story. Graham Greene remains a favourite of mine, with good reason.
Unlike others, I didn't find Colin Firth's narration to be that terrific. His voice is lovely and it is almost melodious in its pacing, making for a great reading.....but in terms of actually performing an audiobook, there are many others who do a better job of voicing the different characters with their different personalities.
Not what I expected. Miracles and a groping with faith and hatred much more than love and devotion.
Narration was superb which is what got my through it to the end. Thanks Colin for making the story bearable.