It was a little odd to listen to a British performer reading the parts of American characters, switching back and forth in accents, depending on whether he was delivering dialogue or narration, but I acclimated. Always too much ETOH in Howatch novels, which gets tiresome, but her storytelling is always enjoyable to me.
An excellent starter for someone wanting to explore meditation. It's probably the next best thing to attending a class, but because it is an "online class" so to speak, one wants to go through it all in one sitting, which isn't feasible. But I will reuse this again and again to help me get started and try to maintain a commitment to meditation. Her voice is gentle and calm, her pauses, at first surprising, are well timed. I enjoyed my time with Sharon.
Admittedly. part of my reason for choosing this novel is curiosity. I wondered how Ms. Rowling would do after leaving Harry. I thought this novel got off to a slow start, but it built into a moving and involved plot, with good character development, particularly of the teenagers, as to conclude with great pathos and literary satisfaction.
I am a fan of the Church of England series. I did not read the novels in chronological order, but then went back and reread them chronologically, and took a more thorough involvement in the characters. Now, listening to the reader create his own version of the characters, it has given me a new view of them. Very enjoyable, very well done.
It's not my favorite John Irving novel but still a wonderful experience. Anything read by George Guidall is enjoyable.
Of course. Great writer.
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