Bury Your Dead is a leisurely paced story, heavy with Quebec and Quebec City flavor, history, and lore. Several plots are threaded together around Chief Inspector Gamache including an historical episode which intrudes into the present. As I recall, there are now seven Inspector Gamache books. The second segment of the Bury Your Dead recording includes a revealing short interview with author Louise Penny. Narrator Cosham does a good job handling simultaneous dialogue amongst groups of characters. All in all, a very agreeable audible book choice.
No. While listening works well, the book is better read. 1. Julian Barnes writes beautiful English that deserves to be reread and savored occasionally as one moves through his work. One really cannot do this with a recording. 2. The Sense of an Ending is a complex, intricate story. I needed/wanted to go back and check facts and writing tactics which is very difficult with a audio book.
The book raises profound questions of who we are and what part our memories play in that creation.
The story is written first person, so who else but Tony Webster, the narrator? :)
Veronica's mother, who might be an oracle.
An aside to Audible: This review system's online editor is very poor. Formatting text is next to impossible. I had to edit and rewrite after the preview showed that the editor did not respect my punctuation, spacing, and paragraph breaks.
A wysiwyg editor would be nice :)
I had no problem with the transition from Canto synopsis to the Canto itself. The style of language is very different and the narrator/reader does pause. I found this recording very satisfying.
My complaint about most audible products is the difficulty to find a specific point in the text. For example, where does Canto 17 start? I suggest giving readers a separate text index of what time Chapters, Cantos, and Tales start. Even if one knows the text, finding a chapter is hit and miss.
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