North Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2011
Very disappointing, endless justification for a life spent with "rap" interpretation. Constant repetition of sexual excesses, drug induced writing, boring , boring, boring.
Pap for the masses.
For those who enjoy a good description of an intimate and detailed journey through some African countries most definitely.
This book was written about an overland journey on foot through Africa. Most of the countries had been colonised by the English or Dutch or German at one time or another, and yet they chose an American to narrate this excellent story, who mispronounced places, and expressions with such grating inaccuracy as to spoil the flow of the entire book. Why on earth did the author not at least listen to his horrible mistakes before he destroyed the entire authenticity of his beautiful story.
Hopefully not Robert Redford!
All authors should carefully listen to narrators before they embark on their work being given to audio. Poorly chosen it can destroy the enjoyment of a great story. I'm sure all Audible members would agree.
i have listened to North and South also by this author numerous times. She must have been having a nervous breakdown to pen such a dreary tale.
An interesting journey but far too long would have been greatly improved with fewer cooking details. His personal journey was far more intetesting than the ingredients of too many recipes.
I have read 3 of her books which I thoroughly enjoyed. Can't imagine I would want to read anymore from this author.
All the previous books have been about the adventures with her family in different countries in Africa. This one was mostly about her failing relationship with her husband. It was constant and thoroughly depressing.
I have listened to her narrate her own books before and she was fine. This time she seemed to have lost all her enthusiasm as she related the failure of her relationship with her husband. It was a joyless experience.
All the parts about her failing marriage. Surely a novel is to entertain or at least inform and educate, this did neither.
I think my disappointment comes from the fact that I had so enjoyed her stories about her family life in Africa and that there was so little of that in this book. If Ms Fuller has run out of personal stories then she needs to start inventing them. Writers do it all the time.
It's called fiction.
Anyone who hasn't read real crime books. The plot was never developed, it just droned on with banal language and shallow characters.
Reconsider the lack of any real plot, rewrite it. Fundamentally a serial soap opera.
. There are so many good crime writers out there. For those of us who enjoy well written crime stories this was dreadful. The narrators voice was like chalk being drawn across a board. The accent horrible.
Yes, it made me realise how patient I am to have kept listening to it.
Save your credit for one of the other crime writers.
At best, an entertaining concept. However, the storyline had an inevitable climax.
The characters seemed to lack any real passion.
I think the narration was adequate
I am pleased that I only ordered the first book, even though the 2nd and 3rd were on sale at the time. I wouldn't care to continue pursuing the fate of these characters, there was no real depth to them.
I see that they are about to make a series of films of these books.
They may capture the interest of the teen market, but I think these books have no maturity in character development or plot development.
Yes, I found it interesting, particularly because it took part in a country which is dear to my heart.
I find le Carre books quite difficult to follow at times. Even though they don't adopt the now popular editing method of jumping ahead in time then back again, which adds pace and anticipation to a novel, but can also be confusing.
This is only the second book of his that I have listened to, and I did enjoy it.
No, but I thought he did a splendid job of the narration,
Not at all. I paced it over about 4 days, which was just fine.
I found it a little drawn out and it probably took a little too long to reach the vital moment of exposing the full plot and motivation. I feel that clever editing could have improved it, but that was fundamentally the old school of writing. Or perhaps thats just the way le Carre wanted it.
Probably in the top 5 books that I have listened to and I think I've listened to over 100.
Marion was my favourite character. Although this book was so brilliantly written, so detailed in description of childhood, heartache, loneliness, disappointment,hope, loss, deception,ambition, achievement, It will hold you spellbound.
Emotion of each character. His voices are brilliant. His descriptions are so rich and full of heart, I will listen to this book again, maybe in a few weeks.
Just about all the main characters were memorable, they each played a part in the overall journey of Marion and his brother.
Do yourself a favour, get this book. This is more than a book. It is a journey.
There is a certain amount of medical jargon that could prove a little more than enough, however I think it is important to the description of their accomplishments.
I haven't read the print version, although I have bought it for a friend. However the audio version was fantastic.
The diversity, the intrigue.
I found Rene Auberjonois' reading of this book was captivating. His ability to distinguish between the characters was amazing.
I thought the entire book was exciting. It kept a tremendous pace, I could hardly stop listening.
You won't be disappointed. It is a great story. Right to the end.
The characters were so genuine. The story really enveloped you. It was mesmerising. She created people which you could empathise with.
In some ways it was like a Thousand Splendid Suns. Not in content, but in plight of human spirit.
The reader has a fantastic talent with accents and voices. Unlike too many other audio books, this reader had the absolute ability to switch you from character to character, it was seamless.
A book of prejudice, fear, hope and heartbreaking love.
This book makes audio listeners wanting more. If only they were all so beautiful. And all audio readers this talented. So many good stories are spoilt by the reader.
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