This is the only the second time I have ever done a review and I read 90 books a year. But I had to weigh in. I got sucked into this to somnolent story by the over the top glowing, wonderful reviews. And I can only conclude y'all are nuts.
No. Terrible story. Depressing. Endless. Furtive. Guilt-ridden. Joyless.
No. He was talking a nap while pretending to read this. Snore.....
The man. The woman. The husband. I'd keep the detective and little boy.
Just goes to show you you can not depend on reviews. Total waste of time to read them or write them.
Graham Greene, not a chance
The characters he created were not worth creating
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Sarah writes Henry a letter, Henry comes home and she tears up the letter. She tears it up into little pieces so no one can put it back together. The problem is....who would want to know what she wrote.
Henry at the top of the last hour of this book says: "it won't make a difference to a single soul." That pretty much sums up the entire boring threesome and the story.
It was written in 1951 I believe, so perhaps that the style of writing back then.
It's a great book, but the narration was among the worst I've ever heard. Can't imagine who would enjoy it.
I always like George Guidall best, but also Simon Preeble and Simon Vance are excellent. I think Colin Firth is wonderful actor. But he really was almost impossible to listen to.
Not sure.. It is kind of sad, slow and boring.
not sure...perhaps the people who loves each other can be brave enough to let others know of their love for each other. The woman died needlessly without knowing her own health condition...
no follow up please.
Ce n'est pas grave!
This is a sad story of two people who, for lots of reasons, couldn't be together. End of story. But after the melodramatic death of one of the main characters, the continuation of confusing character twists was distracting and somewhat unnecessary.
Linda Williams Standridge
Colin Firth is a terrific narrator, and the book started out encouragingly,i.e. about hatred toward someone, but then it started to get confusing, and finally I began to wonder about the point of the story. It became increasingly boring...
Have a more organized book, and stick with the original premise of the book.
An English accent helps, since the story takes place in England at a rather stuffy time.
Book WAY overrated.
I had never read one of Greene's books and now I remember why....they tend toward the depressing. Well written but a bit down for my tastes.
I admit I only downloaded this audio book because I wanted to listen to Colin Firth narrating it. I enjoyed that part of it a lot, but the book itself really wasn't for me. The interesting aspects of the story were in the way the main character deals with loss, as well as the relationships between the different characters. But once the topic of religion was introduced (about halfway into the book) I quickly began to lose interest. All the talk about god was just too much for me.
I chose this book primarily to hear Colin Firth's voice. Lovely to listen to...
Perhaps...short but not sweet.
Left me feeling as if I missed something...I listened to the last chapters again.
There did not seem to be much "meat" to the story. It did not appeal to me.
No. Not much to the story line.
No. But I love him as an actor.