The narrator did a great job of portraying the character's feelings and viewpoint.
I think it should have been fictionalized more. There were whole sections of the character's life that weren't all that interesting, but since the author was basing it on a real person, we were stuck with that. Maybe the book should have just been shorter and not tried to cover her whole life.
She did a very good job portraying emotions and views of the various characters
Mrs Tom Thumb is the one you get to know the most, as everything is seen through her eyes. She did have an amazing life.
This story stand out for its humor and heart along with wizardry and swordplay. Many interesting characters including a charmingly naive monk and some brave women. The two thieves have more to them than at first meets the eye. Narration is terrific. This actually includes 2 sections of a 6-part book. I'm going to go right into the next 2-parter immediately!
I had a choice of at least 4 narrators on Audible for this book. I listened to all the samples and picked Tim Robbins. I was never disappointed. He did a great job rendering the characters and some difficult prose.
It's a novella, kind of a long short story, which is rarely my favorite kind of work. I like more of everything, more characters, more incidents, more locations, more time. I can see that the writing is poetic and precise. The worship of money and what it can buy, regardless of how it is attained, and the fact that it doesn't make people happy, is relevant today.
I was confused as to why some recordings were longer than others. This one includes letters from Fitzgerald about the book. The book itself is a quick listen, so you can go through it before heading to the new movie.
I enjoy anything written by Scalzi and read by Wil Wheaton. There's a great combination of everyday details and relationships with totally outrageous interstellar events. Scalzi puts together his plots cleverly and Wheaton really makes you care about the characters and believe this crazy stuff could really happen.
I have now listened to and loved everything written by John Scalzi that is narrated by Wil Wheaton, They are a perfect combo. Some sci-fi fans have criticized Scalzi for injecting pop culture, Hollywood, and humor into his adventures. I'm not a hard-core sci-fi buff and I love all that, I only wish there were more books!
Wheaton is phenomenal at giving personalities to a number of characters and to portraying the most ridiculous situations as perfectly normal. In addition to the just plain fun aspect, Scalzi always has a heartwarming side emphasizing fairness, friendship and the worth of those who may be different from us (even when they are aliens or fictional characters!)
I loved Palma's first book that played with truth vs. fiction. This one has some of that but it tries to do too much, and takes way too long to do it. Similar actions and events are described over and over, or the same event is described by different characters without adding anything. A shorter book would have been much more effective. Also while the overall tone of the first book was positive, some of this one is very grim. The narrator did a fine job with the various characters but the book itself was disappointing.
I rarely listen to nonfiction because I feel the medium lends itself to performance, and there's not much to add to most nonfiction. However, as a huge fan of Dumas, I had to hear this, and I wasn't disappointed. In addition to the amazing life of the first Alex Dumas, you learn enough about the times to understand the unique place he occupied, without getting too bogged down in details.
As always, Thursday Next is a tough and tender character and the crowd of zanies around her bring humor and craziness to the world. It's best to listen to the series in order as there are many references to earlier books.
Interesting story of two midwestern women, the housewife and the movie star to-be in 1920's New York City. Cora is well realized and the locations are detailed. Ending drags on a bit long. Elizabeth McGovern is wonderful, some people didn't agree with her accents but I didn't have any issues with that.
This book requires some patience and covers a lot of ground, but rewards in its details and its overall view of the world as a place where magical things (good and evil) can happen. Narration is excellent.
I got this because it had good reviews in the press in general but wasn't in a hurry to listen to it. Once I started I was hooked. I liked the characters and the whole idea of the different cultures. I think the narrator did an excellent job with the various voices and accents.
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