Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. It was really enjoyable and the narration was very pleasant.
I liked the focus on Mary Russell and, though it is definitely a departure from the Sherlock Holmes world because I would not really consider it a mystery. I am not sure if I would enjoy reading 5 of these non-mystery Sherlock Holmes books, but I think one or two is a interesting experiment. I'd like to see whether there is room for a couple of "storytelling" books and if that could be woven into a series that will hopefully contain actual mysteries in future.
Her voice is perfect for this book and the pace makes it a fun, casual listen.
I got 4 hours in and just didn't feel like it was really going anywhere. I think I gave it a pretty good chance to get going, but I just couldn't finish it.
Make anything happen. Anything.
Jim Dale's performance was good.
no, I quit listening 4 hours in.
Jeremy Irons' narration really brought the story to life.
I can't think of a comparison, this book is well written and so disturbing.
Jeremy Irons makes Humbert Humbert human, but doesn't stop him from being culpable.
If you start this book and can't imagine why it is a "classic" and are tempted to quit listening, don't. Get through to the end you'll be glad you did.
I got my audible account and bought this book to go on a road trip with my kids - son is 13, daughter, 15. This was a compromise over trying to agree on music. In the past, we've listened to Harry Potter and Gregor the Overlander series on road tripsand enjoyed them, but this was by far my favorite.I didn't even realize when I bought it that this was the same author as the Gregor series, which I also highly recommend, especially for kids between 7 and 11ish.
I am not usually this excited about books targeted at teens. I am not a fan of Twilight or any of the other teen books, so I was surprised at how much I was looking forward to each book. My son had already read the series and really enjoyed the narration.
I listened to all three books within a week. I paid for the last two books without any credits because it was still a few days to the end of the month. I cannot recommend it enough.
I thought Katniss Everdeen was a very complex character, not a spineless whiner or an unnaturally sophisticated teen. She was written as a real girl of her age, sometimes childish, sometimes wise, and very thoughtful.
While her voices are not perfect- I am sure it is difficult to create so many vocally distinct characters- she really does a great job. I don't know what more I would be looking for in the narration, considering this is not an audio play, it is one person.
I really don't tend to have extreme reactions. I was very involved in the story and bought all three books in one week, so I guess for me, that is extreme.
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