I have not read the print version of this story, but I believe the narration gives the reader such a feeling of
The last sentence in the book when Quirke actually laughed was my favorite part of the book.
I have listened to all of the Quirke novels and I really enjoy Timothy Dalton's performance. He gives such life and depth to the characters, and teaches me the correct pronunciations of names like St. John.
Death, treachery, and the corruption of innocence
This is, by far, the darkest and most disturbing Quirke novel yet. Each character seems to fall in to an abyss somewhere along the way and they don't always find their way out. I will be listening to the fourth book soon.
If that friend liked books about vampires and/or books about domineering cowboys, then yes.
I think I would make the vampires, who have been around for at least 100 years, a little more accepting of a 21st century woman. They've welcomed the internet, why not allow a woman to make her own decisions?
I think Tavia brought the emotions to the fore with her narration.
I'm sure there are or will be books for each of the Anderson brothers.
I can see why this book was considered scandalous in 1867. It contains violence, adultery, domestic abuse, and many other disturbing facets in a relationship that was supposed to be loving. The main characters' descent into their own level of madness was masterfully portrayed by the author by switching viewpoints between all the main characters. This allowed you to see through each character's eyes as well as see how others view them.
I cannot say this is a book that I wanted to listen to all in one sitting. It was necessary for me to take breaks due to the intensity of the story. Kate Winslet's performance made the experience even more spectacular. Her inflections and characterizations brought the tale to life. I will be looking for more of her narrations.
Thought provoking, touching
The scene with the old woman in the park in New York City was, for me, the first glimpse of the path Smithy would take, The description of the artwork and her tale of her life both fascinated me. It's all about the people you meet along the way, the effect they have on you and what you leave behind for them.
He has a fantastic narrator's voice. I really liked his characterizations and his ability to put a little something special into each character's voice.
I laughed out loud quite a few times. I didn't cry, but that doesn't mean I didn't want to.
I thought this might be a little like Forest Gump, with Smithy riding across the country (where Forest ran), but I was glad that it was not. It was gratifying to see Smithy reinvent himself with the help of new friends he met along the way and an old friend who never gave up on him even when he had given up on himself. This books illustrates the power of grief.
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