I haven't seen the movie yet; I wanted to finish the book before doing so. Also, I'm going to make the assumption that you understand the basic nested-story premise of the book. Each individual story is excellent: well-narrated, solid story telling, a joy to listen to.
The challenge, however, for me, was in listening to it, as opposed to reading it, I fear I may have lost some of the subtle nuances that connect each "novella" to each other, and to me, the big mystery of this book (and why I downloaded it) is that almost invisible structure that connects one story to the next.
I've downloaded and listened to a lot of audiobooks. I'm a big fan of them, but this may be the first one I've listened to where, despite the solid writing and the solid narrations from ALL narrators, that I may have been better served reading it.
However, if you want six, very interesting stories and are not as concerned about what connects one to the other, then please download.
Bottom line: very good listen, but the audio format may not be best for the subtleties in the text.
Enjoy, either way!
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