The narrator was engaging, even if the subject was a little dry. I would listen again to pick up details and facts I might have missed.
It reminded me of Bill Bryson's "At Home: A Short History of Private Life." It was full of interesting historical context for everyday items.
I thought it was interesting that the narrator subtly adopted an american, french, or austrailian accent when she was quoting people from those various countries.
It's a little too dense for that... too much information to digest all in one sitting.
I don't know that I could have made it through the print version. Since it was read to me, while I was able to accomplish other things, I was able to finish it.
I wish the ending provided a bit more closure, though I suspect it was a calculated decision by the author to leave certain questions unresolved.
I thought the narration of the book was well done, and the use of different narrators for different characters was very effective.
Not the most uplifting story -- nearly everything that happens is brutal and depressing. Nevertheless, it was informative ... great insight into what it was like to live in Stalinist Russia. And the narration was great. I highly recommend this one.
well read, with excellent voice characterization. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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