The story, while extremely well written and thought-provoking, is chilling. I tried to read it twice in hard copy, but couldn't stick with it. Claire Danes' performance is incredible and kept me interested through the last word. I can't say I enjoyed the book, but it is certainly worth reading.
I love how the author and the narrator keep you interested from the very beginning. It makes you feel like you are there in the the story anxious to learn more of what is happening and why, all the way until the end.
I have nothing but good things to say about this book and Danes' performance, one of the most touching works I've read/listened to. Danes' performance is totally unforgettable and a must-listen, even if you've read the book before. Her voice brings an amazing realness and life to the story.
Loved it. Sprinted through it. An expert read of a smatly written book. Unlike many books centered on the crumble of society, this reads as one centered on the survival of the human heart rather than the continued possession of science.
Claire Danes was a wonderful narrator. The story left me hanging, and I'm not sure if it's a work of fiction or non fiction. I'm not sure if it was the written words, Claire Danes' voice or the combination but it sounded like poetry.
It wasn't until the end of this story that I realized how well done the narration was, but that it was! It captures the very nature of the story and lends itself to believability. I only wish that someone else had been brought in to read the final chapter.
Excellent performance for a very good story. Interesting read. Good development of the main character. Chilling world. Oppression of the masses. Gripping tale. World without rights. World without a voice. World without individualism. World without children.
Claire Danes provides an excellent narration. No over acting.
I would consider this to be more of a young adult style of book.The prose is not especially well crafted and the story was just another iteration of Big Brother's dominance and abuse of the common man and woman.