To begin with I found this book of limited interest, all these French names of streets and coffee houses sounded a bit pretentious and I didnt care much about Hemmingways tales of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound or James Joyce although I admit the stories of Scott Fitzgerald were amusing. However, after a while I started to sense an undercurrent running right through the book. And this was the love between Hemmingway and his first wife Hadley. They were indestructible, I think he says several times. And because they are so obviously content and happy a sense of foreboding creeps in (after all you know he married four times). And when the disaster strikes in one of final chapters (and this should have been the final chapter) it is heart-rending. It made me wonder if the remorse he felt didnt last all his life and not just until Hadley got married again. This background story made this book a great book after all.
I loved this long, long story, so well told both by Dickens and by Anton Lesser, perfect!
A fairly typical Wallander story - except for the end which was not satisfactory and a surprising treatment by the author of his long standing, key character.
Old style detective/romantic tale with Miss Silver clearing up the mystery and a happy end for the main characters - what more do you want?
Maybe not the best Wallander story but good all the same. I think this is Mankell's first Wallander book and the character and his background appears fully created here.
It took time to get used to the narrator.
May be not as well constructed as David Copperfield, which I listened to before, but very enjoyable even so and the reading first class.
There are some audiobook authors that I can always rely on for a reasonably good detective story and Ann Granger is one of them (Reginald Hill and Henry Mankell also). Granger does not always stick to the storyline but gets there in the end.
Trollope is always a good value in Audiobooks, over 20 hours of a well read story that keeps you glued to the headphones - even though you may have heard it nearly all before in other Trollope stories
Not the best Dalziel & Pascoe - but good enough. Pascoe is in the lead this time and maybe that is why the plot seems to wander around a bit, but it keeps you listening.
This classic story - apart from being highly entertaining and dramatic - is a very good value, over 30 hours of listening
“The house of silk” is very true to the original stories of Sherlock Holmes but makes the characters, especially Holmes, more human. The story is classical, quite melodramatic and keeps you listening. The reading by Derek Jacobi (as Watson) is perfect.
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