What a pleasure to listen to Richard Grant capture every nuance and drop of sarcasm in Orwell's great prose masterpiece, The book feels very modern in sensibility; the narrator is exceptionally brilliant and funny. It was really a delight.
Northam is a good actor but he reads this in such a quivering portentous voice I had to stop listening.
A pure pleasure to listen to; Barrett does a pitch perfect job with the title character and the multiple voices. It's a wildly strange and funny book, and Barrett captures every nuance.
Narrator does a great job with it, frequently laugh out loud funny. The protagonist is fairly despicable--you have to be willing to spend a lot of time with a raving egotist (but eventually everything catches up with him). McEwan can get bogged down in the science, which is the novel's main fault.
I loved these stories--masterful writing, and the narrator is perfect: captures every irony and nuance, does a particularly good--often hilarious--job with the female characters.
I'm a big Roth fan, and George Guidall does great readings of the other books. This guy reads it like he's a Borscht Belt comedian, manages to miss every nuance, doesn't understand the character.
I was a great fan of the previous two Keller books (and the fantastic readings by--I believe it was--Robert Forster) but in this one Block has basically phoned it in--in the writing AND the reading. It's rambling, boring and pointless. Listen to the previous 2 and skip this one. A major disappointment.
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