Wonderful! Beautiful. Painful and poetic. Firth brought the story so vividly to life in my imagination that I can hear him and the pain of the three characters reverberating still. Greene and Firth make God live in the most real and tragic way.
The pain in Firth's voice embodied the anguish of the narrator.
surprising how it wrapped me in the story and held me.
none, it is rare I pick up a random book that just absorbs me
the reason I picked the book up to begin with and was not disappointed, not by the narration or by the story, though perhaps it was how he told the story.
grab it, read it, it is well worth it.
The story was smartly written. It transports you back in time. The choice of Colin Firth as narrator was a brilliant choice. He was able to handily career the complexities and nuances of the storyline and character dialog.
I was relieved; but thought, unlike the rest of the book, this part happened too quickly.
First time he meets Smythe in person, in his living room, when he has the boy with him.
Of the books that I have listened to, this is #1
I thought this book was fantastic. The story was beautiful and sad. And Colin Firth's narration was spectacular.
Business school dean, one time lawyer, sometime novelist.
A story about the nature of love - self-love, romantic love, selfless love - and about sacramental Christianity. It's set in England during World War II, and the characters are very real and very well realized. Where the novel goes at the end is completely unexpected and, in fact, made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
Colin Firth gives life to the introspective and often unpleasant narrator. He may be the best reader I've ever listened to. I especially liked the way he handled a woman's "voice," which he had to keep up for a good bit of the story. Often, men don't handle the voices of women very well.
I love Colin Firth's voice. He is such a good narrator. I'll be happy to listening him again.
First, I could listen to Colin Firth read anything. Second, the book is by Graham Greene, a well-noted author--who must have had the most unfortunate experience in life! We've all had love affairs that have gone wrong, but this protagonist is the most negative, bitterest individual I've ever heard. I couldn't help wondering why anyone would get involved with him-- the book does offer several insights, I think, to a common human experience, and is worth listening to, but be prepared for the negativity!
Colin Firth adds the most beautiful touch to this incredibly intense and heart wrenching love story. I became completely obsessed with this book. A very quiet yet engaging novel.
The story was boring and stagnant, I just didn't sympathize with any of the characters. I bought it because of Colin Firth.
Was so depressing, I knew inevitably it would be by the title but there didn't seem to be any happy moments. There didn't seem to even be a reason for the affair in the first place.
I listened to it longer because of his voice, but I really couldn't make myself finish the story.
I can't answer that.