I have literally a few thousand audible books, I have Parkinson's, always an avid reader. I tend toward horror, paranormal, love Vampires .
This basically is the story of a very sweet man, totally sheltered from the world except for what he has seen on TV. And he has a great knack for gardening , through a huge change in his circumstance his total sweetness and honesty serve him very well. I loved the whole short story, narrated by Dustin Hoffman.
The only thing it reminded me of at all was Forest Gump.
I love history and enjoy reading different books about the past. I like to joke that I have read many books about the outcome at Gettysburg, but no matter how many I read the outcome remains the same! I do find it interesting and fascinating to get different takes and outlooks on the same events.
Dustin Hoffman 's excellent Narration was another effective interpretation of this wonderfully crafted Kosinski novel.
No one could ever be as stupid and gullible as the people who "misread" Chancy in this book. I had hoped it would be deeper than the movie, or that the writing would be colorful enough to make up for the plot, but alas. Disappointing.
Dustin Hoffman is awesome as a narrator. His beautiful voice and talent are wasted on this novel, but I would not hesitate to listen to some other book narrated by him.
yes. It's short, quick, and simple. Easy to read. Pleasant.
Yes. he has an interesting way of writing.
Chance lovingly caring for the plants and flowers.
Just finished Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. It was like looking at modern art, where the artist is clearly trying to Be Artistic instead of, say, painting (or, in this case, telling a story.) About the only thing I really took away from it was 1) "here's another 60s/70s story I don't enjoy due to needless emphasis on sex," and 2) Kosinski obviously feels that people take away whatever they want to from an exchange instead of what's actually there. Which, while I agree with that, I felt that the message was clumsily presented. I don't understand why this is considered such an important work.
I'd seen this movie quite a long time ago and loved Peter Sellers performance. I took a chance on listening to this sort story that the movie was based on and was very pleased with the story. Dustin Hoffman's performance was excellent and kept me entertained throughout the story.
A Forest Gump type character written before Gump in a story read by Dustin Hoffman. How bad could it be? It was delightful to listen to. My only discomfort was because I'm not used to short stories which often flit into and out of the character's life abruptly. The ending fades without a wrappings up of all the curiosities brought forth. Alas. As a frolic it's a pleasant read.
Avid Listener of books at 1-1/2 times the normal speed. Trying to make up for all those boring high school teachers that could not reach me.
Great narration to an interesting premiss, maybe we should all be so simple to solve our challenges.
surprisingly in target for our times. great narration. insightful with regard to the importance of media on politicians.