I read this book for a lit class 30 years ago. The prof loved it. We also read Green's the Comedians, which I liked better then and now. The story is too long and monotonous. While the writer is very clever, he is missing something here. He just can't live up to his reputation. Book is well read by actor / reader.
Devouring books, one day at a time....
It's an older story, but much more palatable with CF reading it. It was rather risque for the time, but it is pretty tame, though lovely now. Colin made it worth listening to. The End of the Affair, in my humble opinion, goes on rather long. (Spoiler) After the female protagonist dies, you still have something like 75 pages to go. Once she's dead, a wrap, or denoument should be sooner.But this novel was not written for 21st century audiences. So, I have to place myself in Colin's lovely hands, and venture with him to this older, bordering on modern, Firthy world. Thank you Colin.
No, but boy would I like to.
Colin Firth, next to Sebastian Cumberbatch, you are my true British love. I place you above Hugh Grant. Love. C
This book has been a huge waste of time. I kept listening almost till the end, hoping it would become interesting. But it just went on a sad diatribe about catholicism.
It's like The Fountainhead, just written by Kant.
I'm returning this one, even though it was free, or very discounted, solely to never be reminded of it, when browsing my library!
The telling is so gentle and matter of fact. I love that it was written in the 50s but the people are so similar to us now. Probably the best audio book I have listened to. Also, an incredibility good book.
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.