Yes. I've never been to Toronto but lived in Calgary, Alberta while growing up. This book takes me back to Canada in a real way. I love the feel of it. Toronto is as much a character as anyone in the book. The story is well-plotted & well-written, & the reader is great. I will definitely look for more from this author & this reader! Thanks for some wonderful hours listening.
I listen on my iPod while walking for exercise, & this book had me walking 4 extra miles yesterday because I didn't want to stop the story. The narrator's voice took getting used to for me; nothing wrong with it, just a little dramatic in the reading, but as the book went on, I realized how perfect his voice is for the narrative. This is the story of how modern medicine has pushed the limits of what the human body can survive. Lots of medical detail & also lots of the story of how advances came about, so while there are technical details, it's not hard to follow. I'm riveted! Thank you, Kevin Fong!
I love Michael York. Excellent reader. I felt like I was listening to different characters - each had his own voice, & each was perfect. The rhythm of Mr. York's voice invoked Africa in a way I wouldn't have been able to hear if I'd read the book myself.
I've heard of this title for a long time. Now I can't believe I've taken so long to read/listen to it. I'm recommending it to others. The writing is so perfect; the story & the setting & the characters just transported me to a place I've never been, but now I feel like I have been there. The feeling of the characters came through so strongly, in a very real & human way without being overdone. I can't say enough about this experience. Thank you.
Great performance of a classic. I've heard about it for years but never seen the play. Betty Friedan references it in The Feminine Mystique, so that reminded me to get A Doll House. I'm so glad I did. It's not just for feminists, so don't let that idea fool you. It's just good.
I didn't listen past the first 20-30 minutes. What I was looking for was an uplifting story of the power of one, which I thoroughly believe in. This started with a self-important introduction by the author. Then the story itself began - a sad tale of a child being abused by other children. Perhaps eventually this would turn into a tale of overcoming bad circumstances, but I just heard too much at the outset about a little boy being urinated on & then being made to feel self-conscious about his, shall we say, private parts. Just not what I was looking for. My rating of the performance is not fair since I just didn't listen to much of this book.
One of the best books ever, truly great literature. Who would think a novel about the adventures of rabbits could be this stimulating, exciting, & fascinating? I had to listen to the last hour without stopping; the story was too gripping to stop. The introduction, which was written in the past few years, lays a great foundation, & I loved knowing how Mr. Adams came to write the book & learning about his research. It made the book even better.
It's not the same genre at all, but what Larry McMurtry did in Lonesome Dove, Richard Adams did in Watership Down. It's very visual writing, so perfect you can clearly see each character & the setting, whether an English down, a rushing river, or inside a rabbit burrow.
I probably would not have downloaded this audiobook if my husband & I had not read it & loved it in the late 1970's. However I remembered it as a very special book, & I have to say I think we both enjoyed it even more listening than reading, just because Ralph Cosham has the perfect voices for each rabbit, & his inflection & tone for the whole book are perfect in every way. There are a lot of characters, but they're easy to keep straight because of Mr. Cosham's reading. Thank you, thank you, for a revisit to one of my favorite books of all time.
Sorry, but I really did not like this book. I was expecting a story, but the beginning is almost free-association narrative dealing with all-negative emotions, & did not capture me at all. I didn't like any of the characters, & just didn't want to spend any more time listening. The reader did a good job, however.
Fascinating novel told from 2 different points of view: Sarah, a Parisian Jewish girl in 1942, & Julia, an American journalist living in Paris in modern times. The author captures so many emotions, & I'm learning so much. The reader is very talented & easy to listen to, infusing the characters with so much - well, character. I listen to books while walking, & can hardly wait to get back to this book - so it makes me walk more!
I like Sue Grafton because her books are interesting but you don't have to think too hard to follow the story. Each book stands alone, but they're better in alphabet order because the main character, Kinsey Milhone, develops over time.
This is a great book. Lots of good tips that explain how to think like our dog so we understand each other better. The reader's voice is easy to listen to.
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