I would highly recommend this book. I have read it twice in its original release, again when it was re-released and then just finished listening to this audio version. I thought Grover Gardner did a wonderful reading of the book.
Franny Goldsmith was and remains my favorite character in the book. She just seems to remain optimistic throughout, which is tough to do under the darkness of the situation.
I can't think of much to add here. I can just say that he did a terriffic reading of the book. I'd be happy to get other audibooks where he was the narrator.
I would entusiastically recommend this book to a friend. I found it to be wonderfully written and equally wonderfully performed by Hope Davis. This is one of those books that I could see listening to over and over again.
I don't wish to spoil the book by giving away crucial details, but there is a very heartwarming scene at the end of the book that ties it all together. I also loved the imagery portrayed by the author. I almost felt as if I could reach through the pages and be there in Amazonia.
I felt Hope Davis did a marvelous job performing this book and I loved the voices she gave to the characters.
There were parts of this book that moved me deeply. Again, I don't want to pinpoint them because they would reveal elements of the plot,but suffice to say I think other listeners would also be affected by this book.
This book rates up in my top ten of the audiobooks that I have listened to, and I've listened to a great many to date.
I have to admit that I kind of did an end around on this book in that it first came onto my radar screen in having watched the HBO series on TV. I was sucked in whole heartedly by the series and thought "if the tv series is this good, then the book must be even better". I was not mistaken. This is the first book in a five book series and they are all as good, if not better, than this one, and this one is phenomenal.
I have not listened to any of Roy Dotrice's other performances prior to this one, though I have listened to the other books in this series that are also performed by him. I find that he does an amazing job and has distinct and wonderful voices and portrayals of all of the characters within the book. I would gladly purchase other books narrated by him. There are a handful of narrators of the audiobooks I have listened to that I feel to be masters of their craft. I count Roy Dotrice among their number.
There are actually several but I don't wish to list them for they would be spoilers for those who have yet to read the book!
This was an entertaining read. I would put it somewhere in the midle of all the books I've listened to.
I would recommend this book. I though it was well written, had an interesting, and at times suspenseful, plot and the narrator, Scott Brick, does a great job on all the books he narrates.
There are a great many entertaining scenes in the book, but I don't want to detail any lest I spoil the book for any potential listeners.
I could see listening to this all at one go, but I split it into a two day "read".
I would recommend this book. It is a nicely written bit of fiction melding the 20th century world with medieval times and has a suspenseful plot.
Well, I don't wish to spoil this for people, but suffice to say that it comes as a bit of a shock what occurs upon arrival when the group of scholars travels to the past.
This is my first experience with a performance by John Bedford Lloyd. I was very happy with his performance.
I did not have an extreme reaction to this book, but on the whole found it quite entertaining.
Epic Western adventure
The Streets of Laredo because it is a continuation of the series
Lee Horsley did such a marvelous job of capturing the essence Larry McMurtry's characters. Having read the book twice in print he brought them to life just as I imagined that they might sound.
Probably Augustus McCray since he is such a colorful character...I could see spending a long evening with him over beefsteak and a bottle of whiskey swapping tales!
I would recommend this book to any and everyone. I can see myself listening to it again after a period of time...a story that's worth reading/listening to over and over again.
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