If you enjoyed Herman Wouk"s "Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance", you will love this audible book. The same great storytelling and the same great narrator make this one you will add to your all time favorites.
If you are a religious person you will love this book and it will give you much to contemplate. If you are not a religious person you will love this book and it will give you much to ponder. The translation must be good because the writing is superb and the narration definitely adds to the enjoyment of this book.Yes, Old Vic does interject quite a bit that is the back story and while interesting, really does not add to the story. For many, an abridged version that focuses on the story and not so much on the history might be a better choice. I don't know if that is available. Having said that, though, there is much that is just plain interesting. His take on "Slang" is an example of some real gems in this book that are beyond the story.I just wish we could all decide and stick to the correct pronunciation of the title.
This is a very good story. My wife had read the book and wanted me to listen to it. Twenty minutes into it I was ready to quit because of the narration. Like others have said, it has to be the worst narrator I have listened to yet. I just don't know how this can happen to such a good book. Was it the author's mother? My suggestion is to read the book and skip the audible version unless you enjoy listening to a story read by your local librarian. And my advice to the author is to take a mulligan and have another go at the audible version. How about the girl who narrated "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Help". That would be such an addition to this story. If this happens, please Audible, throw it in as part of being on our side.
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