If you like Jane Austen you can't do better than Juliet Stevenson. She manages all of the characters' voices, including the men' and the narrator's, providing a dramatic yet sensitive reading catching what we might imagine was Austen's own voice. Each time I listen to one of the books I hear a new line or thread in the narration that I didn't catch before. Love them all.
This is a great story, fantastic plot and some great insights into people and relationships. BUT, the narrator overdoes the reading of some of the characters making them parodies of themselves, especially Mary's mother. If you are a Lisa Scottoline fan I recommend it anyway. I wish I had a Mary Di Nunzio!
This audio version was wonderfully done. Using the multiple narrators echoed the book's written structure. I listened to it even after seeing the movie and reading the book, and it warrants multiple listens to completely follow all that is occurring in the various threads of the story.
I wish Neil Gordon's other 2 books which I have also already read could be recorded. They are all excellent
I love that you are doing Martha Grimes early books - love them all. But I do miss the narrating skills of Donada Peters and John Lee.
If you start here, you miss too much of the continuity of the story. If you're listening to them in order, after you hear Book 5, you won't be able to wait to hear this one. I couldn't. Book 5 is also 5 stars and you just can't stand it that it ends where it does. ps I am American
I was surprised at the poor quality of the reading. I have read the book and liked it. But, for some reason, even though I love Debra Winger this reading was off. It was hurried and flat. It needs to be re-done.
Truly very good. My only complaint is that Audible is so anxious to tell you that it is an audible production that you have no time to think about the last sentence. There should at least be a pause of a few seconds!
This book has several stories and multiple themes being developed simultaneously, yet Wanda McCaddon reads it so well that all is clear and one is compelled to keep listening. I hope Audible will increase its catalogue of books like this.
the reading is beautifully done, and even though it is a complicated story, there is never any confusion between racters, time or place. i also liked the musical segues. i will certainly listen to it again.
the story is too superficial and unbelievable, but the narrator's talents make it acceptable. by the way, who is the narrator?
The story is wonderful. If you liked Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights you'll like this. While the narration is easy to understand and the different characters' voices are delineated, the voices are non-emotive. So even when the words being spoken indicate emotion there is none in the narrator's voice. It would be great with a narrator who could both delineate the different characters and show emotion.
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