Yes, it is so beautifully written and read. The protagonist is one that you like and hate at the same time and it brings in to question one's beliefs and attitudes within society.
The Narrator tells the story and is the character who is involved, the perspective is biased and possibly unreliable but he captures his feelings with a melancholic, selfish beauty.
He is an excellent performer and his voice is perfect for the protagonist.
Any, they are all incredibly complex characters.
It left me astounded and moved. It is an exceptionally good look at human nature and of course the great theme of 'love'.
I listen to audible books when I drive, This one did not hold my attention.
I did not even listen to all of it, so I am not certain. It just did not grab me.
Colin Firth's performance was better than I even hoped for! The story is compelling and beautifully told. I highly recommend it.
Colin Firth's reading of this wonderful novel is magnificent. His textured interpretation brings the nuances of the book to life.
I certainly would listen to this book again. I will wait a year or two, as the effect it left with me still echos. Colin Firth has used his collection of talent, insight, and I am guessing, experience with his own conflicts, to express the depth of this story.
Graham Greene took the time to cherry pick each emotion from the avalanche that is borne with war, loss, and love. He also had the insight to strip down his characters to the point of raw personality, which made the story flow, rather than bog with too much flesh.
The story kept me interested to the end. For me, this is a challenge, as I am naturally drawn to nail biting, mysterious adventures.
I found this audio book to be mesmerizing. Once I started listening, I could not stop. While I didn't care for some of the Catholic-related content, overall I found the story to be achingly beautiful. Combine the story with the narration of Colin Firth and the result is a wonderful, wonderful audio book. I highly recommend.
The story from start to finish was unpredictable and told from such an empassioned perspective, I couldn't help but be sucked completely into the book.
The Awakening by Chopin has that same longing for the love you can't grasp.
I loved them all.
I laughed and cried because it reminded me so much of my former fiance who passed far too young.
If you love well-written, touching literature read this. Even if you don't ... TRY SOMETHING NEW!
A tragic romance.
The way that Greene is unflinching in his characters. Even if I don't like his protagonist as a person, he makes the character fully human and thus relatable.
This was an Audiobook I finished in about three sittings, and I only broke it up because I had other things I needed to take care of.