Like many, I was familiar with the story from the movie, although it was a bit foggy.
It took me a little while to get used to the narration and the full cast, but after the first or second section, I was really enjoying it. The main cast was very good. A few of the very minor characters weren't acted as well or over-acted, but were quickly gone.
The story was, of course, more fleshed out than the movie. Quite adult in tone and details. Not for the faint of heart!
I've recently read and listened to most of Steinbeck's major works, and now want to work through his lesser known works.
To a God Unknown was a good story. The subject matter and themes were interesting to me, so that probably helped my appreciation of it all. While this book definitely isn't as good as his other pieces, it was interesting to see all the hints of things to come.
Jonathan Davis did a very good job as the narrator. Very professional and he suited the material very well.
It took me a little while to get into the story and narrator. After a few chapters, I became fully engaged in the characters and story. The narrator was very good, and did different voices a bit. There are many French names and phrases, all of which were overly pronounced by the narrator. I found that initially distracting, and is not true to the original work, which would not have had constant shifts in language. But it soon became routine and easily ignored. The story itself was quite interesting, and had plenty of action, intrigue, romance, and humor. The historical setting was also very interesting. I'm very glad to have now experienced this classic work.
Phil Reynolds did a very nice job on this story. Lovecraft can be hard to read at times, but Reynolds did very well with it. I had already read the story a few years ago, but wanted to experience it again. I'm picky about my narrators, but enjoyed this edition.
It's a great story, and definitely shows Lovecraft at the top of his form. If you have the time, I'd recommend starting with his earlier works and working through them. He is somewhat of an acquired taste.
Richard Poe did a great job. Very professional and pleasant all around. He really brought the book to life and his voice suited the material very nicely.
Well, one sitting would be a bit much, but, yes, I was always eager to listen too more.
Glad I was finally able to experience this classic. I've been enjoying Steinbeck lately. I'm new to Audible, and this is the type of book that I'm most interested in: classics with great narration.
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