I love the idea of becoming aquainted with African folk tales, but I wasn't sure I'd love a whole book's worth, so I am glad I could pick up the stories individually (IF you are certain you will love them then you should buy the book as a whole and save money). This was one of the first tales I bought because I was confident that Alan Rickman would make a great narrator. Boy was I right!! Well, it is a no brainer really.
It has a nice moral twist
Yes, and I did. Many times.
I would now probably listen to just about anything read by Rickman.
One of my fave kids ones
It is a really heartwarming tale, but Don Cheadle really makes it. He surprised me, it really sounds like he put a lot of effort into this.
the bike ride :D
No, but I did giggle a little.
I'll be downloading another Don Cheadle read tale if I can find one.
Absolutely. I have already listened to it twice more. I love old things and from an outsider's perspective it is quite amusing. Mind you, it is STILL quite useful.
The Tommy, of course.
The =overview at the end
No I didn't, but it did make me giggle, not something the authors would have intended.
Well worth a listen
The main character is the only one really explored in great depth
Listening to this book is a completely different experience to reading it yourself. I would consider it important to do both. Peter Weller's delivery is compelling and compassionate. He made every sentance sound like poetry.
Many, especially in the last scenes.
I will be listening to this again. Once cannot be enough as there is just so much to be had from it.
Yes I would. It is not the sort of thing I would usually listen to. But it is good and it does one good to listen to all kinds of short stories now and again.
By halfway you have worked out how it will end, but I had to keep going cos I was curious to see how it would be handled. It was interesting.
Oh dear, I'm no good at casting calls.
Mila Jovavich? Steve Buscemi?
Really good quality for a freebie!
Hugh Jackman did a great job on the reading. Sound effects and all :)
Absolutely!! I plan to get the lot of them.
The main one
It was lovely to hear an Australian accent for once.
If I couldn't have this read by Stephen Fry, then Martin Freeman is the only other person who could do it justice. I have loved this book almost as much as the first in the series. Can't wait to get my hands on the next installment.
Zaphod becomes much more intreresting this time around.
The bathing captain :)
Yes, and I could manage it one day.
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