Not better, but listening to the author allows you to hear exactly what she wants to convey by her inflections and manner of speaking.
My favorite character was the Maginot Line because I imagine her to be a reflection of all women at one time or another in their lives.
I have listened to all of them; and Toni Morrison only knows how to perform superbly.
Toni Morrison's works are always entertaining, but more than that, they make you think. You will want to revisit them again and again because there is a lesson within the entertainment.
Even if you haven't read/seen "The Shining," this book will hold you in its grip.
The details of Dan's life.
EVERYTHING! He is one of my favorite narrators.
When Abbra learned that she had someone with whom she could be completely herself.
I found the story a little slow initially, but when it took off, it was a wonderful ride 'til the very end.
I didn't enjoy the book enough to recommend it after only one listen. Perhaps after a subsequent listen, I might.
This one is not as good as "The Secret Life of Bees." I was disappointed.
It is much easier for me to visualize the characters and surroundings when I listened
Can't think of one.
Joanna Trollope knocked it out of the park as usual, and this is a book that I have listened to four or five times so far.
Most definitely. It took me a few years to actually finish the print version because I could not stick with it.
Archie was my favorite because he epitomized the "everyman" in all of us.
I could actually see the characters through her voice.
I would take Clara, because I would want to find out why she felt that she needed to marry Archie in order to "escape" her life. I'd ask if she thought that Archie was in fact necessary to save her life.
Zadie Smith's books are very complex, and after listening to this great performance of "White Teeth," I hope to have the chance to listen to her other works.
Absolutely. A tale of such magnitude and complexity requires more than one listen to absorb all of the nuances that were probably missed the first two or three times.
I thoroughly enjoyed the narration and the descriptiveness of the story.
My favorite character was the younger daughter.
I did not wish to listen to it all in one sitting because of its complexity, which required that I allow some marination time in my brain.
Phillippa Gregory is one of the greats when it comes to writing historical fiction, and her books are well suited to the audio format. This is the second Gregory audiobook that I have heard performed by Bianca Amato (among a cast of characters), and she was an excellent choice.
Surprising; gripping; educational
Kate Burton has a richness of voice that is somewhat clinical, yet compelling. Her manner of narration doesn't get in the way of what's going on in the story. The listener is able to "view" the story from the balcony, so to speak. I can't imagine a Scarpetta book being performed by anyone else.
My favorite character was Baby, because she lived out loud.
I loved the depth of feeling she conveyed, which evoked vivid pictures in my mind of the places described, and also what the characters looked like.
If you like Southern writers, put this book on your list, but only listen to it with Linda Stephens as the performer or you will be disappointed.
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