Yes. Well plotted. Interesting characters. Love the narration.
Shh... the good guys win and the bad guys get it and there is grace and compassion along the way.
Yes. I love his narration of Nation. This was quite reminiscent of that.
This had been my mother's favorite book and I thought it was high time I "read" it. Listening to Bill Homewood voice these characters for over 50 hours has been nothing short of heaven. Thank you Audible.
Juliet Stevenson and Samuel West do a fine job of bringing Oscar Wilde's social commentary to life.
A better story. A better narration.
Write it the way he writes his other books. With joy and subtlety.
not so sure
All the "I" words. Maybe tell the story from someone else's p.o.v.
I have enjoyed his other books. This was a big disappointment. Even the redemptive act at the end was shallow and obvious and forced...
Only if you are committed to
Facile. Unsympathetic stupid characters.
She's wonderful. I met her when listening to The Magician's Elephant. A delight.
Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice and my favorite Persuasion are a much better use of your time.
I've read or listened to other books by Chris Bohjalian and have enjoyed them. I didn't like any of the characters in this book and found its structure contrived and its narration annoying. I stopped listening about half way through. (I admit I grabbed a copy from the shelf at the Big National Book Store in my neighborhood and read the ending just to confirm it was going where I suspected. It was.) I don't recommend this book. Save your money and your credits and your ears.
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