It's one of my very favorite Agatha Christie books of all time, so it was wonderful to be able to listen to it in the car.
Poirot, of course! He comes across as arrogant, yet no one takes him very seriously - until the very end when he pounces. Underestimated by the characters.
The audio version of the book brings a delightful voice to the narrative that I didn't really get as I read the book. Hugh Fraser made the book really come alive.
You'll never guess who did it.
A must read in the Christie canon.
Listening in Bishop Sheen's own words the story of his life was the most enjoyable part of the experience for me.
Bishop Sheen is, of course, my favorite character in the book. I've been a devotee of his talks and books for many many years, since my Dad introduced me to him 25 years ago. I pray that he makes sainthood.
I wasn't pulled out of the story by his performance.
I certainly wanted to, but was unable to.
The only way this could have been made better would be if Bishop Sheen were reading this book himself. He is unparalleled for his story telling ability. I would have loved to hear his voice change as he read. Additionally, would love to listen to more of his books as audiobooks.
The audio version is better to listen to than the print version. :) I do prefer to listen to the audio description of the landscape much more than I like to read about them. Overall, both audio and print are wonderful - this is "Lord of the Rings" we're talking about.
I love the introduction and development of the characters in The Fellowship of the Ring.
I loved Tom Bombadill, quirky, fun, wise. Additionally, I have noted the subtle more sophisticated and elevated tone Inglis uses with Aragorn so I enjoy his characterization there as well.
The time commitment of re-reading all the Tolkien books is significant - it's really wonderful to be able to listen to the books during the long commute and enjoy them again and again.
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