smiley the character is one of the most enjoyable characters in fiction - he's a hero and so common at the same time
interrogation of gregoriev
karla in dehli jail
the reader jayston is just so good
take it out of the classic books of the19th century
make it not so ridiculously soap operish
doesn't do character that well
go back to english novels
romantic love squared
portrayal of the life style of the new york in the 19th century
all the characters - he does it so well - they each have such distinct voices
just a very tight story about a family and an era and a society that was beautifully and insightfully written
just loved all the characters and the story just moved right along - sorry it ended so soon
the shock of the storyline - couldn't believe it in victorian times
the doctor who timothy west plays to perfection - makes you see that person.
as much as i love mr. west i am always amused the way he portrays american women with a deep voice
it's right up there with the best but didn't quite satisfy as much as eliot's mill on the floss.
the character undine never ceased to surprise but she got almost everything she wanted
kept an amused smile on my face and i came close to tears with the story of the unwanted child
great novel but the story was somewhat thin. quick somebody tell someone but the overall majesty of this book is what makes it such a treasure. and it is a book about whales and whalers which is fascinating.
the reader was really wonderful - heald - just perfect. took me a while to warm up to him but about 6 hours into it he came alive for me.
litte bit underplayed actually
meeting the fellow whaling ships especially the english one.
the trial for his life
poor boy comes to big city for fame and fortune and is almost hung
it stinks - and it's long - kept on waiting for it to turn around but never did - even timothy west couldn't make this nag run.
yes but found his depiction of american women voices to be irritating - for some reason whenever an american woman speaks mr. west adopts a deeper voice.
most of it
i'm a big fan of trollope and west but this one was a stinker.
in spite of the audio quality loved eileen atkins reading. story was almost great - it took too long to grip but then when it did it was outstanding.
everything after melmot's death could be lost and not hurt the novel but up to that it's great.
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