It's a very snide, clever book. I enjoyed the writing.
Not the scenes, but the expository narration and flashbacks were very well done.
The first meeting of these two different expats in Vietnam.
I resorted to Audible after finding the book's not available as a Kindle download - it was for book club and I was on a deadline! I enjoyed the book so much that I also watched the recent movie with Michael Caine, which changes it up a bit, but does bring the timeframe and experiences to life.
Nevertheless, was very glad I'd started with the actual text, which is a worthwhile listen - a cross between escapism and the musings of hard reality.
Juliet Stevenson does a great northern accent. I found her John Thornton especially dreamy to listen to. Of course this is an amazing book, a classic, and the audiobook is excellent as well.
Juliet Stevenson's readings of Austen and Gaskell brought me to this other novel, which was a fun farce and a very enjoyable listen.
It was not the children's book, which is my mistake. I may get to listening to it one day.
No, because I'd be embarrassed to admit I have a little bit of royal voyeur going on.
The nature of these memoirs calls for a lot of expository setup in each chapter. The book is roughly organized chronologically for the guy's experience as an equerry, but also groups stories into subject areas. Some of it is a stretch to be included - it's less interesting than "Queen Mum drank gin!" - and thus the author/ghost writer has to explain a lot of finicky details that take away from the main anecdotes.
Queen Mum? I mean, that's what this book is about.
A fun listen to have around, I took it in a few chapters at a time over the last year.
I've already recommended this audiobook to lots of friends. The narrator is AMAZING. He makes every second come alive. I enjoyed all of this book so much more because I was able to focus on each aspect of Melville's story.
I haven't come across one on Audible or in reading - yet.
No. I'd like to.
Er...I can't, because Gregory Peck is no more.
Thanks to Audible for providing this classic and this amazing reading. Worth every penny of my subscription.
Yes, it caught me up on Falco!
I think it's Venus in Copper that's also only available in Dramatized. They share the same cast and annoying music interludes.
Helena Justina is just right!
Visit Italy one day?
This edition and one other dramatized Falco mystery are difficult to listen to as I do, to go to sleep, because every scene is intercut with dramatic music at a different, louder, volume than the narration. I have to adjust the volume every few minutes and it's pretty irritating. Both the main narrators of Audible editions for Falco are wonderful, but I prefer the unabridged, single-narrator versions if I can get them.
The book is so good that it was a pleasure to listen to it acted out at last.
This is one of my all-time favorite books so I can't choose one!
Possibly. She did a creditable job though the male characters were a little less believable sounding.
I enjoyed having the audiobook at last!
I enjoyed the Thin Woman so much when re-reading it for the nth time recently that I thought I'd find the audiobooks. There are only two available here and this is the better one, but Ellie Haskell has somehow become a minor character in a Wacky Farce Parade that drags quite a bit.
The doormat that Ellie's become. It makes the humor pretty forced.
When it finally ended.
A different narrator
American trying to be British, and failing.
It was a Dorothy Cannell, but anything mother-in-law related has potential to grate. I may try to read this one instead.
First Audible out of dozens that I've actually returned.
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