Eye-opening, exciting, scary, lovely, engrossing. Dave Eggers ("What is the What?") is a phenomenon. Bamji's narration is also super. He has a very slight accent that gives color to his reading without obscuring it.
An odd mix for what I listen to audiobooks for: an excellent narration, a well-told story, but a decidedly unpleasant world. Despite the necessity, even responsibility, of being aware of such realities, I didn't like being there.
The narrator does a fine job. She goes on my list of good narrators. I' ve read everything Munro has written, and it seems her plots are in an Arbus-like downward spiral. These stories are grim and depressing. I thought of Flannery O'Connor, but those bizarre stories are cloaked in an amusing demented atmosphere and southern sensibility, and Munro's are addressed as plain reality. Murder, cancer, depravity, on and down. Not fun.
Five stars for the book. Amazing. I'm an artist,not a physicist, but even without fully (or partially) comprehending the science, being exposed to it is a charge. It's that interesting.
Two stars for the narration. Harrison seems unconnected with what he's reading, imparting peculiar inflection and odd emphasis. His voice for Dirac is preposterous. Not going on my "good narrators" list. That said, there are worse, and the content was not ruined, but the whole experience should have been even better.
Oliver Wyman reads Helprin's book with commitment and apparent pleasure. It's such a treat to listen to him. The writing is filled with glorious similes and metaphors, and the story is wonderful. Oddly, even though Helprin's writing is superlative, it doesn't ring as literature. That's okay.
A beautifully written beloved dog story by a world-class author read by a world-class narrator. Just the best.
Written by Steve Martin, so funny, witty reading. Makes me want to look up more by Martin, same narrator.
Yeats' gorgeous poetry well served by a lovely, intelligent reading.
The story is good enough, but the narrator reads like a telephone robot. It seems he's not engaged in the story and his odd emphases make the listener flinch.
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