While listening to the book, I was astounded by how much the film diminished Starling's strength of character and, to a great extent, altered the story line entirely. As is often the case, the movie doesn't hold a candle to the book. Until I listened to Mr Muller narrate the book, the movie was a favorite of mine. Mr. Muller's narration was excellent - one of the best audio book performers I've listened to thus far. I wish he would narrate the others in the Hanibal series as well - what a treat that'd be.
Tim Curry is an exceptional narrator - absolutely perfect for this Charles Dickens classic. The story is, of course, heartfelt & inspiring. Mr Curry's delivery is beautiful and wonderfully entertaining - a real treat to listen to any time of year.
This audio book was remarkable in every way. King outdid himself w/ the story - it was truly excellent - gripping from start to finish. The voice acting is excellent. I'd listened to a no. of audio books b4 beginning this one. Raul Esparza is one of the best voice actors I've come across. He really brought Stephen King's "Under the Dome" and all its diverse characters to life.
I'm not an across-the-board King fan. In fact, I hadn't read any of his work in many years. I'd "gone off" him long ago as I thought his writing had become too commercial. This work, however, is on a par w/ his work w/ "The Stand" and w/ his "Dark Towers" series.
An excellent listen (and read, I'm sure).
Very enjoyable listen. I've been a Scarpetta fan since I picked up the 1st book I read in the series years ago. This was a great installment in the series. Made those long road trips fly by.
I'm undecided why I don't care for this book on audio. I'm not sure if it's the narrator's portrayal or the writer's (lack of) development of the protagonist that puts me off. The protagonist - as portrayed by the narrator - comes across as a joyless individual forever irritated, annoyed, or bitter. Her persistent dour mood is distracting and detracts from the story line, IMO. I'm not adverse to dark, negative, unhappy, etc characters. I enjoy a wide range of characters. What I don't like about this character is that she is one dimensional - flat - has little to no range of emotion or mood. I made it through part 1 but bailed not too far into part 2. While I really want to know what happens (I am interested in the plot/story) I just couldn't take it anymore. I Maybe I'll listen to it in small doses until I've finished.
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