I don't know. It just seemed to sort of drag on & on, and was majorly depressing. Probably just not my taste in books.
Colin Firth was PHENOMENAL
This book was well written';' however, the story moved a little slow. I certainly enjoyed it and for me, it was time well spent.
I would be happy to try another book of Graham Greene. He was able to take a simple story and make it more complex and interesting. I would like to see what else he has to offer.
I have only watched Colin Firth's movies. I have listened to many audiobooks. Listening to Colin read this book was music to my ears. I do not believe that there is another male voice that could compare to his tone or ability.
There is no inspiration in having an affair.
Colin Firth made this book worth listening to.
Colin Firth's narration.
This is the first Graham Greene book I've read or listened to.
This is the first book I've listened to that was narrated by Colin Firth. If there are any others, I will listen to those, too.
I got an email from audible that said Colin Firth was narrating a book. I didn't even need to know what book it was. You had me at "Colin Firth." While the story was fine, nothing unique or compelling, Colin Firth's narration made it something to listen to. Very entertaining and enjoyable. After listening to the audiobook, I watched the two movie adaptations, and I have to say I enjoyed the Neil Jordan version. It modernized the themes a little and made the characters more complex.
if it actually had a story worth reading (hearing)
not written it at all
Wish i had my money back!! I felt mislead by the other reviews - what were they thinking?
Were they all Graham Greene relatives?
One of the worst I ever heard
Lawyer, reader, writer, performer. Just love listening to books and talking about it!
It is definitely a top. Just Excellent.
I like that it deals with the difficulties of life, which is such a messy affair even without going down this road. I couldn't live with myself if I read / listened to books of this nature all of the time, but this one is definitely worth your time. For a deeper look, see my blog
I only listened to the audio version, so I can't say, but Colin Firth's reading certainly made the story come to life. You could hear the main character's torment in his voice.
When Maurice realizes why Sarah actually left him.
No, but will definitely look for more!
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers
I love historical novels and loved this snapshot of life in WWII London.
I loved this audio book. Beautiful writing, Colin Firth's nuanced reading, and intriguing subject matter made this a valuable experience that was very engrossing and moving.
I liked best the writing and the subjects it caused one to consider in depth.
Colin Firth's many thoughtful inflections brought the work to life and made me feel the narrator's pain.
Likes intelligent mysteries, spy thrillers, world history, most anything Roman. Hates bad writing.
Having previously read The End of the Affair a few years ago and thinking it a minor Greene book, I have raised it to my A-list based on Colin Firth's extraordinary narration. Firth approaches perfection in bringing out the rhythm's and nuance of Greene's unpretentious but beautifully crafted prose. If there's any weakness here it is Greene's preoccupation with Roman Catholicism, which becomes a bit wearisome toward the end of story. Though not as great a novel as The Heart of the Matter, which appears on many lists of the 100 greatest novels ever written, The End of the Affair as narrated by Colin Firth is a must listen.
Brilliantly narrated, this novel by Graham Greene is achingly beautiful. Never concescending to the reader and never formulaic. I felt transported to the time and place. Firth has set a high bar on narration which can make or break an audiobook.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
Colin Firth could read the yellow pages to me and they would be riveting. The narrator aside, the story is interesting as it explores the relationships between friends, lovers, and spouses. It is a beautifully told story that develops the depth of the relationships. You feel for each person in the story, and want what is best for each of them, even when what is best for one conflicts with what is best for another.