You no longer follow Alan

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Alan

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Alan

Richland, WA, United States | Member Since 2003

ratings
0
REVIEWS
0
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
0

  • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    The story begins when two poets meet. Gabriel Syme is a poet of law. Lucian Gregory is a poetic anarchist. As the poets protest their respective philosophies, they strike a challenge. In the ruckus that ensues, the Central European Council of Anarchists elects Syme to the post of Thursday, one of their seven chief council positions. Undercover. On the run, Syme meets with Sunday, the head of the council, a man so outrageously mysterious that his antics confound both the law-abiding and the anarchist.

    Erez says: "Indescribably good"
    "A perplexing story"
    Overall

    G. K. Chesterton is undoubtedly much smarter than this reviewer, so it would be impossible for me to judge his wisdom in handling his subject through a fantasy that is part detective story and part fantastic romp. But my own reaction to it was to feel let down at the end by what seemed to be a surreal, non-ending. I'm sure that he intended that somehow in order to cause his audience to think about what they have read rather than giving them the answer to the riddle of meaning. Maybe someday I'll have an 'aha!' moment when it will hit me like lightning. Until then, however, it's like watching a play in the theater of the absurd and knowing that you should applaud for the performance but wondering if the author had some underlying meaning. If you want to hear absolutely exquisite narration, Simon Vance does his remarkable job interpreting the characters and carrying the story forward. But I'm sorry to say that the story didn't live up to my expectations.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.