This original adaptation of Gaudy Night is perfectly fine for a person whohas not read the book...but for anyone who has read it and loved it, this version isa sad disappointment. Unabridged versions of good books are ALWAYS a sorry experience...So much of the original story is not there, charactors are missing and their parts have been applied to other charactors. I would think the author would be quite angry.
Too much of the original story is missing in order to make the abridgement..
Probably, but I ususally am disappointed by movies made from books I love.
I had never read the paper version of this particular book, but after listening to this 'version' I was of the opinion that Audible had left off several chapters or that Ms. MacLeod had lost interest in the story and just stopped writing. The story was rather engaging but this version has a VERY unsatisfactory ending with too many strings left hanging. I was disappointed to not have anything finalized.
I have read many other of Charlotte MacLeod's book and enjoyed most of them very much (with the exception of The Curse of the Giant Hogweed - such a dumb story), so I know that I will try other Charlotte MacLeod books.
John McLain is a good reader and performs all the characters quite well.
Possibly, but I have generally found that movies made from books I enjoyed are pretty awful. And if this version of this book were a movie I would demand my money back for the crumby ending.
I hope that if Audible put out a more complete 'Unabridged' copy of the book, they will offer refunds to those of us that bought this version!!
The Unfinished Clue is another well-written book by Georgette Heyer and to listen again (and again) is an easy and comfortable thing to do...
Clifford Norgate is an excellent reader and differentiates the charactors very well. He is also an excellent reader of other Georgette Heyer mysteries: Envious Casca, They Found Him Dead, Duplicate Death.....all of which are not currently availalbe on Audible (but would be much appreciated).
I don't much care for movies made from books.
I hope Audible will include some of the other Georgette Heyer mysteries. All of her books have interesting charactors, excellent dialogue and fun plots.
Clare Wille did a fine job of giving voices to the various charactors in the book.
Please release an unabridged version of the Grand Sophy. I bought this because I love the original story and could not resist, but it was a disappointment, not because of the reader, but because all the little nuances and some of the original story were left out. The author's original intent is lost in an unabridged book.
Please release some of the Georgette Heyer Mysteries in unabridged form (Duplicate Death, Footsteps in the Dark, etc). Unabridged!!
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