Royal Oak, MI, United States | Member Since 2011
Having watched and then read the Monarch of the Glen (by Compton Mackenzie), I had high expectations for Whiskey Galore. And I wasn't disappointed! My favorite character did not appear until the end of the book until the wedding of Sergeant Odd and Peggy Macroon. Mother Odd is a colorful "Cockney" character with something witty to say about everything (particularly when she compared a seal which jumps out of the sea to her butcher back in "good old London"!) Fun.
I always feel a little sad when I reach the end of one of hese delightful books.
I selected "Dandruff" because it is narrated by Prunella Scales (I could listen to her forever!) I questioned whether a book of less than one hour would be worth purchasing. The answer is YES! Humor in every line, characters one can love (even the Rev Colin Wheatchief). A delight from start to finish. I've listened at least 5 times and catch a clever line each time which I missed the time before. I highly (and I emphasize "highly") recommend this for any listener who enjoys English humor, quaint backwater villages and fun, fun, fun!
The review of this book lead me to expect much; unfortunately, it did not meet them. I admit I care little for "fantasy" so perhaps I am not the best judge.
I made a big mistake when I selected this title. There was really nothing I liked about it.
This was a nice story, but somehow, fell a little flat. I couldn't quite grasp the way this character was so much in her shell (even after it was explained).
These two are, to me, intellectuals with heart and humor. I love both equally; so together, what can I say, but double the fun!
I read and highly enjoyed this wonderful book. I could not resist purchasing the audio version, and happy I am that I did! What a delightful, fanciful story. Imagine 7 months in a lifeboat with Mr Parker. The main character captured my heart from Chapter one to the very end when he offered a cookie to the two Japanese diplomats from whom he had received the cookies! Sweet. The narrator was just perfect, I will probably listen again in the future.
What a delight to listen to these four talented narrators. This story held my attention from start to finish. Well written, fun, touching,and inciteful, true to each character in every way. I loved this audio book so much that I couldn't allow myself to see the movie for fear of losing my tender vision of each character and my overall impressioons. I understand that the movie was excellent, but still I don't think it could possibly top this!
Although I highly respect P D James mysteries, I think she should never have attempted this. She "erred" in my view by incorrectly interpreting many scenes from Pride and Prejudice. All in all, this one fell flat,
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