I already loved this story after reading it years ago. Jeremy Irons narrates this story absolutely perfectly, and hearing it read aloud made it even better for me. It is not very long, but I would highly recommend this to nearly everyone.
I was completely engrossed in this book from the beginning, and despite thinking through a good portion of it that I couldn't possibly love it any more I found the last half bringing everything to a level I couldn't have imagined. This story is amazing, and beautiful, and horrifying, and terrible. It elicited a wide variety of emotions from me, and is an experience I won't soon forget.
The way it completely sucked me in, and everything felt authentic. This book took me on an emotional roller coaster, and while a lot of it was hard to experience, I wouldn't trade any of it.
The narrators were perfect! I truly believe that they add an additional level of wonderful on top of what is already a phenomenal story. Their accents were spot-on, and really brought both main characters to life. This is a book that is worth listening to before reading. I can't imagine there is a better way to perform this story, or a better way to experience it than by listening.
The two main female characters are very different, but I felt completely connected to both of them. They are very different characters, each with talents the other did not posses. Their unlikely friendship and strong bond was something special to experience, and I felt glad to have met both of them.
This is a book that will stick with me. I've already found myself randomly remembering certain parts, which can elicit a strong emotional response even after the fact. I feel thankful to have experienced it, and will highly recommend it to everyone I know.
I think when an author like Neil Gaiman is also a brilliant narrator, it definitely adds to the story to listen to it being told.
Gaiman has a wonderful reading voice, and is a brilliant story-teller. You can feel assured that when he narrates his own story, you are hearing it in exactly the way it is intended.
This story is engaging and unique. It easily takes the listener into the world of the characters and provides for an entertaining experience.
I'm not sure.
Artemis. She is one seriously cool chick! I should note that I adore most of the other characters too.
I haven't listened to other books performed by him before this one. I thought he was a great choice for this book specifically.
There were points when I had a hard time turning it off.
I thought this story just got better and better as it progressed. This story produced a lot more nostalgia than I was expecting, but I loved it all!
I've already given this book as a gift to several people and have recommended it to everyone I know. And possibly some strangers as well.
I found nearly every moment in this book memorable. It has such a profound effect on me that I remember much of it with clarity. I've since listened to it more than once, and sometimes I quote it in my daily life.
I haven't listened to anything else that she has narrated, but I would listen to more of her in the future. I feel that her performance really added a lot to this book and definitely enhanced a great read.
Yes. I found it hard to stop listening nearly every time I had to get out of my car.
I haven't been touched by a book this much in a long time, if ever. Due to some personal experiences, this story brought up a lot of memories and feelings I haven't experienced in a while. I found it to be thoughtful, memorable, charming, devastating, and hilarious. Highly recommend!
I might. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
I would compare it to Paper Towns by the same author. I liked this one better, but love everything John Green writes.
I thought his voice suited the story and characters. His voice and performance never took me out of the story, and that is one of my criteria of a good narrator.
John Green always writes characters that I would want to be friends with. That definitely applies to this book. I loved pending time with them and was sad when the story ended.
Yes. I found the narration perfect and the story enchanting.
Possibly The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater. Both had an element of the mystical while simultaneously feeling real.
No, but I would definitely listen to other performances of his. I found his voice perfect for this story, but I'm pretty sure I would enjoy him performing anything.
I found myself sitting in the car longer just so I wouldn't have to turn it off.
This was a wonderful story. I have already given it as a gift to multiple people. Highly recommend!
Absolutely! It is an engaging story and wonderfully narrated.
I loved the "flowery" language. It completely set the mood and tone of the book in an effective way. It made the funny bits funnier and really helped me stay immersed in the story.
Eli. The duality of him was completely fascinating. He was loyal, and funny, and and thoughtful, and a killer.
I'd recommend this to anyone. Regardless of your genre preference, I think this is a story most people would enjoy.
It is completely absorbing right from the start.
Tris is a fantastic protagonist. She is vulnerable, and strong, and real. Four is pretty swell too.
There are so many poignant scenes, I can't choose a favorite.
I felt a lot of strong emotions while listening to this book because the writing is descriptive, and very engaging.
The narration is perfect. Emma Galvin is Tris, and I can hardly wait until the next book in the series is released.
I'm sure I'll listen to The Scorpio Races again. I loved it when I read it, and I loved it again when I heard it told to me via audiobook.
I love all the relationships and characters in this story. The island of Thisby is a character all its own and has very different relationships with all who live on it. Sean Kendrick and Puck Connolly are wonderful protagonists who I came to care deeply about along with the other Connolly children, George Holley, and of course, Dove and Corr.
I thought both narrators were perfectly cast. Since I read the book before I listened to it, I already had an idea of what the characters sounded like. I felt that the voices in my head were just more realistically expressed when I listed to the book.
There were several lines in this story that made me tear up as I read them and again as I listened to them. Some just because they were beautiful expressions of a concept. Stiefvater's exquisite use of language expresses the character's emotions so well, that I would find it impossible not to feel along with them.
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