I would listen again simply to be bathed in the beautiful narrative voice of Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje.
My favorite character was obviously the author, Chinua Achebe.
I loved the rich voice of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje with his Beautiful African accent. It made me feel like Mr. Achebe was personally telling me the story. It made it a much stronger experience than simply reading the words.
The overall experience of listening to this account of the history of Biafra and Nigeria was moving in itself. Chinua Achebe's style of writing in the verbal history tradition was perfectly executed. As much as I love to read, the Audio version was a much more memorable, touching experience.
1) When the narrator has the accent of the writer, it makes the experience of listening seem as if the author is telling you the story personally. The choice of Adewale was perfect: beautiful voice and beautiful pronunciation.2) I'd like to know how my husband (Native Russian speaker, fluent in Spanish) and I (native US speaker and also fluent in Spanish) can participate in reading books for Amazon Audio.Bravo! This was my first audio book and you've completely hooked me!
Amazing, illuminating, intelligent
The sweeping history encompassed in this work is breath taking.
The characters were so beautifully and meticulously created, both fictional and historical, and read by Frederick Davidson it was impossible to pick one of the 20-30 there were. However, my favorite was one who didn't last long, Petya Rostov. Piotr was the main voice in the work narrating much of the history through his experiences which were formidable. The character that Tolstoy illuminated most for me was Napoleon. Tolstoy's revealed a Napoleon that shed much light on the wars and fate of European countries that I hadn't discovered previously. It was amazing.
I cried when Petya Rostov went into battle so young and ...
Frederick Davidson was superb. He had an amazing command of the book and it's characters. His accents were beautiful and gave so much depth to the reading. He freaked me out a little with the British accent (in a Russian book) and a Cockney accent for the Russian Peasants, however, I don't know who else could have read the book so well.
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