This reading was an incredible one-man reader's theatre performance of a splendid work of literature. Mr. Firth's performance showed incredible depth and complexity in presenting a consistent and intriguing ensemble of sympathetic characters. The highly nuanced interpretation of the text was as compelling as the story itself. Looking forward to the another work in the partnership of Audible and Mr. Firth.
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Thank you Colin Firth - I got lost in this book totally, thanks to you. Truthfully though, I could have done without the last couple of chapters - it dragged on there - but the narration! Find him even a phone book to read and I'll buy it!
I never read the print version.
The most interesting aspect was the philosophical treatment of the often twin emotions of love and hate, atheism and faith, divorce and marriage, etc. There was a lot to choose from. The least interesting was the main character's self-absorption.
No favorite scene.
I wasn't impressed with this book, yet I thought Firth's performance was very solid. Frankly wasn't sure I could finish it, mainly because the perpetual inner conflicts screamed, "Its all about me.'' It got old, to be candid.
Lovely story, even lovelier reading. Wish there were more books read by Colin Firth because it was the best reading I have heard of any book in ages.
Beautifully performed by Colon Firth Greene's great book became a tour de force of intellectual angst. Greene's powerful writing of ideas wrapped around and into a compelling story inspired my painting while listening.
Honestly, I got this just because Colin Firth was narrating. I read The End of the Affair many years ago in school and didn't recall particularly enjoying it. The narration is divine, but I can't say that I particularly like the story itself. I really just didn't care about the characters or what happened to them.
Graham Greene excels in the use of the language, creating a beautiful flow which is enhanced by Colin Firth's presentation. The story line shows promise from the start, but about 3/4 of the way through dies a miserable death devolving into a long winded and boring religious diatribe.
I was disappointed with the last part of the book, thought it could have been better.