Humorous, elegant and sly.
Castle's performance really enhances Thackeray's humor and insights re. British society at that time. He also has a wonderful voice and does a great job portraying the many different characters with appropriate accents, etc.
Hugely entertaining. I loved it.
Krugman goes beyond economics by placing the current economic issues that plague the U.S. into their historical and political context. Easy to understand but not "dumbed down".
This book is a highly informative and deeply moving. Its relevance extends beyond the AIDS crisis to public health (and other political) issues generally.
Trollope is wonderful. The characters at the center of this story aren't particularly interesting, however.
I would recommend The Warden to anyone who likes Trollope. Despite certain weaknesses, as the first book in the Barchester chronicles, it is worth reading. The later books in this series are more interesting. Don't give up on the series as a whole, if you don't find The Warden to be particularly compelling.
I would not purchase another book by du Maurier. BUT, if John Castle is available, he should be engaged to narrate more (and better) books.
V. Woolf - The Voyage Out
He does a wonderful job. I don't think I would have listened to the entire book if anyone else was the narrator. As was the case re. his narration of Vanity Fair, the level of drama, the accents of various characters, etc. - all perfect.
This book covers a very broad topic and does so extremely well. The political history of Europe since WWII is fascinating. It is also relevant to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of many important current issues and struggles in this region of the world.
This material requires real attention and focus by the listener. If you have the opportunity to approach it with this understanding, it is well worth your while.
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