I have loved sci-fi from childhood and actually remembered one of the stories. A great way to spend some time while driving. As there are 3 stories, there are natural places to stop and take a break if you like.
It is interesting how split the opinion is. I am on the yeh side. I actually am reviewing this book because I wanted to check on who the narrator was so I can follow her and purchase more of her narrations. And some people don't like her narrations. Just goes to show that it takes all kinds to make the world go round.
I try to listen to one self-improvement or betterment or history for each one of my passion - which is murder mystery.
This one just took a long time for me to listen to. The history of the Salvation Army is interesting, but I just found the general structure of the book somewhat boring.
That being said, it is clear the Salvation Army is : one hell of an organization...smile.
Because every scene in the movie is so familiar, listening to the "Bard's" take was delightful. I have been an Audible subscriber for years and do not believe I have enjoyed any listening experience as much as this one. At the start a smile came to my lips and never left.
50 + years ago, when I read this as a child...I did not understand it one bit. So at the age of 67, I thought I would give it another try. Just as bewildered. This is one of the few books I just gave up on and did not finish.
There is wonderful imagery in this story...unfortunately the imagery is usually completely unrelated to any story line.
I never like to criticize a narrator, so I won't, but I will not compliment him on this performance either.
I have read some of the other reviews, and " a lot" of people like this book...I'm just not one of them.
I love listening to books after I have watched the movie. The story is always great and the differences...what was left out and what was added in...are fascinating to discover.
This is a well-narrated book that is completely different from the movie. Just about the only thing the two have in common is the title.
If you like zombies, and who doesn't, you cannot pass this one up!!!
I love listening to books that have been made into movies. These classic stories are great fun no matter how we enjoy them. Noticing the differences between the two stories is always entertaining. In this case, the endings are wildly different!!! Great fun.
The Humphrey Bogart movie is so ingrained in my mind, and I suspect yours, that, at first, hearing someone else's voice speak the famous lines is jarring. But after about 30 minutes or so, that went away and I was able to enjoy a nice narration.
There are actually 3 movie versions of this story; and I am going to track down the other two for fun.
These little episodes are meant to be listened to...not read. It is a challenge to longtime Dr. Who fans like myself to discover that the 'universe (of Dr Who) has expanded'. I will never ever get through them all....but it is great fun trying!!!!
It is always fun to listen to or read the book that inspired the movie. Visualizing the movie as I listen to the book it was interesting to see the change in characters and scenes. You could almost hear the writers. say well we can't do it the way they did it in the book but we can do it this way. This is a case where at this point in time the movie is definitely better than the book. The plot loses its way considerably And the ending is a letdown. But the author indulges himself in some fantastically described scenes that make up for that loss. All in all, a fun listen.
The story was a bit long this time but the narration that is much been criticized was actually quite enjoyable. There is a bit of a jar every time a new character starts to speak but that goes away very quickly.
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