It's one long sob story about a man who was in love w a married man and how he will never forget her and the existence or non existence of God. It just goes on and on and on like a "poor me" story. Not my cup of tea.
With such a boring plot nothing could redeem it. The narrator begins by saying he used to love her, then he hates her, then he loves her, now he is jealous, not he isn't, now the affair seems real, now it is unreal. And then the same cycle begins again, and again and again. I've read hundreds of novels from Richardson's Pamela, to Joyce's Ulysses and I cannot remember a more boring and pointless novel. I could not endure to the end. I've read at least one other novel by Greene, it wasn't memorable, but it wasn't this bad.
I doubt there are many in the "boring pointless novels" category.
The performance was good but ruined by a boring plot.
I'd like credit for a refund on this book.
Love to read, and love to hear a book read to me.
I saw the movie years ago and found the book only slightly different, both are lovely and dreamy and sad in a good way.
I adore Colin Firth, but this book didn't meet my expectations. 'Not sure if I'd buy another Graham Greene book.
The story line never grabbed me. It was nice, but not great.
It was probably the story, not the performance that let me down.
The narration by Colin Firth was outstanding. I did not know the story and at times, due to its dark, unhappy nature wanted to stop. But it kept pulling at me to see how it ended. I really enjoyed this book very much!
Could not have imagined a more brilliant narrator for such an inspirational book. Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. I wish Colin Firth would do more narrations such as this.