Definitely. Parade's End is my favorite book, one I have read 6 or 7 times (all 800+ pages of it!). I figured I would give it a shot on Audible, and it's as though I am reading it for the first time. Hearing it has enhanced and clarified this book in ways that astonished me, including the characters' motivations and even the plot.
All the main characters are both sympathetic and wrong in interesting ways-- real people, in other words. Believable women characters. And his writing is beautiful.
He is particularly good at reading the internal monologues - I felt I was inside people's heads more than when I read the book on the page.
No - it's dense and complicated, it's necessary to take breaks. Plus it's long.
I'm thrilled to meet this very familiar book in such a new way. It's as though the windows have been washed and I can see more clearly than I had any idea existed.
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