I would perhaps list this as one of the greatest literary experiences of my life.
Please. Please listen.
I think I've recommended this book to all my friends as a pure example of why Audible is so awesome. Sometimes you think you've listened to everything you want to listen to, and one day you're scrolling through Audible and you come across John C. Reilly reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and you're like, DUH, NO BRAINER. And he did not disappoint. This was one of the better listens I had this year. His skills as a dramatic actor really shine through here.
I have read Cuckoo's Nest in print at least four times, and I really didn't think an audiobook could add anything to how wonderful and moving it is. Reilly's rendition is heartfelt and well-suited to the story, and he plays the different characters with sympathy and respect. I wholeheartedly recommend this.
Excellent classic that is sadly more realist than most will realize unless in or experienced in mental health. Larger world lessons parallel this small ward. Worth your time, a great listen!
Everyone already knows the story (probably from watching the Jack Nicholson film), but the real story here is John C. Reilly's amazing narration! "One Flew Over a the Cuckoo's Nest" has never been better!
Doesn't get any better than this. Wow! I have such a new found respect for John C. Reilly --he truly made the masterpiece book come to life. It blew me away that the goofy actor from Talledega Nights and Step-Brothers has so much depth. Do yourself a favor and check this out! It's a damn shame that he hasn't narrated any other books.
John C. Reilly took on a major challenge to voice the character made famous by Jack Nicholson. But, unlike Nicholson, Mr. Reilly had to take on all of the characters and differentiate each with his voice alone. He did an incredible job. I can't even imagine how he was able to keep each voice straight and unique for each character. That is a testament both to Mr. Reilly and Mr. Kesey in that the dialogue was masterfully written as well as performed. Though I knew exactly how this story would end, this performance, and the chills that it gave me at the very end, will haunt me. Certainly a sign of both an excellent book and performance. If it's possible, Mr. Reilly should get a Grammy award for this recording.