Great characterization, strong Swedish setting, a convincing sense of the evils of the world and how weak we are when we try to change them. Although the plot structure sometimes exceeds the bounds of plausibility, this is storytelling of a high order. The reader on this recording tries too hard: characters tend to sniff, quaver and squeak. But when you get used to that, and begin to tune it out, the story comes through with steady hypnotic power. Highly recommended.
Not necessarily better. It doesn't matter. The reading is strong enough to convey a great story.
The plot is magnificently paced, and goes to the heart of its big themes.
I don't recall hearing other Brandon performances. This one is well judged and doesn't draw too much attention to itself. In short, a good professional job.
I'm too busy to read anything at one sitting, but this recording helps the listener keep the thread of the story in mind.
This fine recording is billed as "abridged", but I don't think it is. If anything is missing, it's not very much.
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