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.
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.
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.