I regret that this book didn't fulfill my need for more Power and Glory. I loved that story, and wanted more, but this one fell short. In fact, the last third was so boring I could barely finish it, and did so only out of respect for Graham Greene. I truly admire his intention, and wish I could be more complimentary but the main characters in this story are distinctly unlikeable and left me cold.
No. Only because I was not over the moon about the story. Didn't hate it, actually enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away.
I guess that was part of the reason I wasn't super in love with the book.
The private eye's office scene.
There's more than meets the eye.
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.