There is absolutely nothing not to love about this book. Harkness has, in my opinion, created in Matthew and Diana the only couple in modern popular fiction to rival Gabaldon's Jamie and Clare. This book has it all: Gothic, Historical Romance, Science Fiction, as well as heart warming and heart wrenching family stories. It's impossible to categorize. Ikeda handles the large cast of characters exceptionally well, giving them each a unique personality through the use of her voice. I finished the book this afternoon, and feel as though I've lost my most treasured friends.
This book can't be compared to any other. It's uniqueness is part of the appeal.
There is no one favorite, but I enjoyed the section of the book in which Matthew and Diana have travelled back in time to meet Matthew's "father" Phillipe. He became a favorite character.
No. I enjoyed savoring each part and letting it sink in before I listened to the next section or chapter.
This is a fabulous book, lush, well-researched, imaginative, touching. It will make you cry, root for the good guys, once you figure out who they are and whose side they're on, and make you want to dispatch the bad guys with your bare hands.
Lyrical, beautiful, authentic
When poor little Gabriel has his first encounter with the nun at Catholic school. The way she treated him broke my heart.
This book will make you laugh and cry. Byrne has a talent for observation, and he describes minute details that few people would pick up on, and they add great depth to his stories and descriptions. He's a gifted storyteller and wonderful writer. You don't need to know anything about him as an actor to enjoy this book. He reads the book himself, which is an added bonus. Without him narrating, it woudn't be nearly as entertaining. He's a treat for the ears, the mind, and the heart.
Since I remember the tv show, I really enjoy the fact that Kelly Martin narrates. That's the reason I bought this one.The only negative about Martin's performance, and the reason I gave it three stars, is that she doesn't differentiate between characters well. There's little change in her voice at all. But overall, it's still a good performance, and I think you can tell Martin enjoyed what she was reading.
Christy would be a great addition to any teacher, education student, or professor's summer reading list. It will iinspire you.
When this title was mentioned at a seminar, I was excited to read it, however, it was a total disappointment. The narration is terrible, there is little differentiation between characters, and the sound quality is just as bad. It sounds like it comes from a tin can. Maybe it was all of the above that kept me from getting into the story, but I couldn't finish it. No matter how much detail Peretti provided, I couldn't seem to care about the characters. Overall, I did not like this production, and found it to be a waste of money.
I love this edition for many reasons, but mainly because it is an accurate rendition of Stoker's novel. Every film version changes the story somewhat, and this edition does not. Readers get the treat of the accurate story along with great narration.
I love Tim Curry's voice, and think he does an excellent job.
Reading the book deprives you of the emotional range the human voice is capable of that add so much detail and color to the story.
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