If this were unabridged, I could whole-heartedly give it five stars. Liam Neeson is fantastic!
I almost gave up on this one (glad I didn't) because of the narrator's voice. She has an almost child-like sound throughout, which is inappropriate for this book. When she used different 'voices' to distinguish people in conversation, it pulled me right out of the narrative. Very distracting.
Dave Barry is one of only a handful of contemporary writers who can make me literally laugh out loud. He is insightful without being preachy. Unfortunately, this narrator was so bad I had to make myself listen all the way through- he uses a rising inflection at the end of sentences, making statements sound like questions. I find that habit extremely annoying. If it doesn't bother you, go for it!
... if unabridged! Kingsly blew this out of the water! Goose bumps, tears, pounding heart- he made me feel it.
This is a really great book, just don't like this narrator. He's done a lot of short stories- To Build a Fire is the only one I liked.
Paul Scofield is one of my all-time favorite actors, and his voice is perfect for narration- especially Dickens! I wish this was unabridged- that's the only reason I gave four stars instead of five!
This is one of the very few books I prefer on audio. Some passages literally took my breath away. Fantastic story, perfect narration.
If this had been unabridged, I would have given it 5 stars. Paul Scofield is fantastic!
I was annoyed by the overdone dramatization.
As one of my favorites,I had read this book multiple times. When I discovered this version narrated by Edward Petherbridge, I bought it immediately. I love the story even more now. His voice is perfect, clear and easy to follow. Characterizations are enjoyable, never overdone. This book is a permanent resident of my mp3. When I can't sleep, I let Mr Petherbridge soothe my brain with his lovely voice.
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