Would definitely listen to this again. There are so many layers to the story once does not do it justice.
Memorable is the way The Widow copes with the disclosures of others about Leo's deeds. Leo is not the only hero.
Beverley and David make the characters real and personable. It's like listening to your Grandma talk about your Granddad. The wistful way Beverley remembers her beautiful man and the anguish in her voice at not being able to touch him is palpable. David as Leo is truly what you would imagine a young man would sound like, as he describes his mates and their adventures.
I couldn't rename it, it's just right.
I loved the characters. Nigel Planer's performance gave real life to the book.
The Luggage takes no prisoners.
The performance gave depth and personality to the characters. Reading would have been words without humour.
Poor Rincewind tries so hard but just can't make it happen.
Fantastic, absorbing and rewarding.
The story had the perfect ending.
Can't compare, but I will say he did the rabbits justice.
I'd pick Fiver. He is such an interest character and full of nervous energy, I reckon he probably needs a good silflay.
Unfortunately I did not find this one of Mr McCall Smith's best works. The main character seemed pretentious and spent a lot of time questioning the ethical ramifications of others speech, actions and behaviours. While some time might have been spent on this more could have been done with the actual investigation and subsequent consequences.
While this book didn't grab me, I will treat this as an anomaly and still listen to the next one in the series before making that determination.
Ms Neville is a good reader but her performance did not generate any feelings towards any of the characters.
Most certainly this novel needs a follow up. McCall Smith has put a lot of effort into fleshing out the characters another novel might show them with some spunk.
entertaining, fantastic, interesting
One of the stand out moments was when mild, meek, Harriet walloped a man in the face.
I would listen to Ms Jones again, anytime.
The anguish a friend feels when they are powerless to help another.
I spend as much time as I can reading or knitting. The audio version of the book allows me to do both.
Although only a very small part, the ranger from the Alpine National Park and his observation of how lucky he is, was my favourite.
If I could have sat and listened all at one I would have. I love the observations, anecdotes and historic references the author uses to tie it all together.
It is a great book. Bryson loves lists, there are lots of lists. He likes characters, Australia is full of them. He has a great sense of humour, Australians love to laugh (although sometimes at the expense of others). His observations of the behaviour, language and ritual made me (an Australian) nod and agree. There is so much information and Bryson visits a lot of places but his pattern of travel often makes no sense. You can't get from Adelaide to the Mornington Peninsula without going through Melbourne. And he missed Geelong!
An old fashioned story but beautifully written and wonderfully read. Agnes is such a sensible young woman in a world of vain, unhappy creatures, you can't help but cheer at her decisions.
The ending, though predictable, was perfect.
Emilia's very proper English accent made the main character come alive. I'm sure Agnes would sound just like this.
Agnes Grey - A proper heroine.
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