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
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.
I don't want to read the bestsellers. I want to read the best written.
Narrated by a character who is perhaps narcissistic but certainly selfish, with relatively little action and a lot of introspection, I wouldn't call this book an easy read. I gave it four stars but may revise it up or down after I have had some time to think about it.
Wow, what a surprise this book was for me. I didn't expect such a thought provoking story. Don't be fooled by the title, or even the plot of the story; this is a fantastic story, and the performance is very well done. Take a chance on this book!