Sorry but I have to force myself to go to the end. I'm tempted by abandoning it. The story is non-existent, and it has a taste of deja vu. The only thing that saves my listening is the narrator who's perfect for a foreigner who has English as a second language.
I really enjoyed that story told in so many different characters' point of view. I ignored how Us citizens were able to be so compassionate for their African counterparts. Bravo, one of my all time best listening.
I've listened to Angela's Ashes with such great pleasure that I jumped on 'Tis. But I haven't been thrilled by it. McCourt uses the same narrative techniques and I felt that the story was a repetition even though the events take place later in his life. His living in America seems drab and I can't identify with a "drunk". Sorry Mr. McCourt but one was enough for me. I won't try your other book on your teaching carreer. Sorry for my English, I'm French.
After listening to The Life of Pi, I've decided to buy all the listenings avalaible from this author. Even though the topic is gloomy, the narrative is interesting. I had a lot of pleasure in imagining the taxidermist's shop and the choice of Beatrice and Virgil as metaphors helped me with the reading. Martel certainly chose a very difficult subject but it is done with respect and a total new point of view that made the story original and noteworthy.
Living in France I thought that I would discover a brand new world in rural England. In fact people have the same type of preoccupations or way of life. But it was a pleasure to hear that reader who makes us discover the different points of view of this small town inhabitants . Lively and very pleasant, a real bowl of fresh air.
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