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.
I love Graham Greene, but had missed this one. His insights into love, sex, jealousy and mourning are profound. This is an enthralling listen and an ideal antidote to the pathetic sentences that pass for writing in the book mentioned above.
At times I wished Colin Firth's pace was a tiny bit livelier, but think you could also make the case that he does a remarkable job of guiding you through the novel without getting in its way. A real treat.
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.
The narration, and how true the story felt on an emotional level
Bendrix and Henry. One you empathize with, one you feel sorry for.
All excellent, in my opinion. The strength of the narration isn't in the wildly different characters' voices, but in the proper emotion and sense of character delivered to each
Bendrix, as I've listened to him rant and mourn for five hours already, and wouldn't mind another few
This is certainly a clever and insightful piece of writing on the emotional dynamics of love and infidelity. It's also rather dismal to live inside the protagonists head for the length of the book. Colin Firth is an inspired choice as reader, he portrays characters of that social class and period with precision and bone dry wit. One can't escape the prevailing sense of doom and sadness though.