Ray Porter has a soothing voice that makes this novel a great listen.
Murakami is the kind of writer who can make even running seem interesting. The way he weaves his life, writing and running together is compelling, and the narrator has such a nice, conversational tone that you almost feel like he's an extension of Murakami telling you about everything while sitting in his living room.
Carolyn Seymour reads this in such a fashion as to echo the A&E miniseries, which I really like. I listened to a number of narrators for Pride & Prejudice on Audible, and Ms. Seymour is the best of the bunch. This book needs to be read with inflection and determination so that the lively and the ridiculous and the obstreperous all have their presence felt. The only thing I didn't like as much was that she made Mrs. Bennett as annoying as the one in the miniseries, so sometimes it's hard to listen to such an awful woman.
If you like the A&E miniseries with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, you'll really like this version. The spirit of the characters really comes through with this narrator.
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