This book is great! An old story told in the clever perspective of Thomas Cromwell. As great as the book is it doesn't compare with the narrator. Simon Slater is a genius. With his voices and inflections he pulls us into 16th century England as if we were living there amidst all the drama and angst.
I recommend this book to everyone. What an amazing story. The descriptive writing of Steinbeck feels like a movie playing in my head. I felt like I was living with the Joads, experiencing first hand the pain of the dust bowl, the depression and the California migration. Harkens back to my days as a Dickens fan. I didn't want it to end.
I loved how I got to know the characters, felt for them and lived with them. I loved how Steinbeck wrote a generic, historic chapter in between the very personal trials of the Joad Family. I am grateful that Steinbeck was able to entertain and educate me at the same time. I believe I am forever changed.
I listened to the book and also borrowed it from my school's library. I found myself replaying the parts that I read. Mr Baker brought every character to life, it was quite impressive. I felt like more than one person was narrating the book. He brought a different tone and inflection to each character and he didn't waver. I was able to follow the narrative with the voices as much as the words.
I don't think I could have. I needed to connect with my feelings often so the breaks were needed and welcome. I stretched out the last chapter because I didn't want it to end. I was not disappointed in the end or any part up to the end.
I liked the harmonica, not my favorite instrument, but the sometimes discordant notes fit with my feelings.
Really loved the narration. Craig Wasson brought the characters to life. It has been awhile since I have read King. I forgot what an edge of your seat storyteller he is.
I loved Mimi, but obviously Jake/George and Sadie were amazing. I also liked the guy and his wife who owned the pawn shop in Derry.
Too long for that.
Oh, I can not wait for books 2 and 3. Ken Follett weaves a great story into historical context once again with stunning results. Of course, John Lee is fabulous at giving just the right amount of inflection to distinguish characters without overacting.
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