I adore the narrator, David Case/Frederick Davidson (I only recently learned they are the same person). I can't believe anyone would fault him for his singing voice. I doubt someone with a better singing voice could hold one's attention and use inflection better than he does. His ability to switch between characters and maintain their personas is unsurpassed in my opinion.
Several years ago, I listened to the unabridged version that I checked out from my public library. Wishing to revisit it, I recently purchased it on CD, not realizing it was the abridged version. I am now downloading this version because there is a lot that has been skipped. Yes, it is long but I get a lot of laundry folded, dishes washed and other mindless tasks completed while immersed in this book and the characters!
I saw the movie several years ago and can't remember the ending. I am assuming it is similar to the book. Sometimes when you see a movie before reading the book, it can be disappointing because the movie was altered too much or it is too close there isn't additional background story to be gleaned from reading the book. The book is right there in between. I am looking forward to reading the others in the series to see what dastardly deeds Mr Ripley is up to next.
I thought Kevin Kenerly's performance was kind of eerie. The somewhat soft-spoken, even tone seemed to fit the dysfunction and mindful calculations of Tom Ripley to not let emotions trip him up.
Even though the book was written about 60 years ago, it does not feel dated.
I have a hard time getting into a lot of popular fiction and finish only about half that I start. After this one started, I didnt want to stop listening to it. I wasnt able to guess what was coming and as the story unfolded, I wasnt disappointed.
When Mama confronted Marshall at the end.
Probably, although I'm eager to start reading the second in the series as soon as possible! It is a great story and kept my attention from the beginning even though I'm in my 40s. It's a little embarrassing enjoying juvenile literature so much! In addition to being a great story, there werent bad language or sex scenes. Not that I'm opposed to them, but I rarely use earphones as I listen when I'm doing chores or driving and it is nice not having to scramble to find the pause button around my small children.
Peta was my favorite character. I liked his understated love for Katness and courage to protect her.
She had good tempo and a pleasant tone. Just wished she could do a better job with the other characters.
I would definitely recommend Gone With The Wind. It is an amzing book. I've seen the movie more times than I can count and read the book a long time ago, yet it still keeps my attention. I'm 30 hours in and I rarely find my thoughts drifting away in distraction. I thought the 49 hours would last me quite a while. Not so. Even though I know the story so well frrom the moive, I am anxious to get back to listening.
Just about any time Scarlett is stymied by Rhett.
This is my first listen with Linda Stephens but she does a great job. Truly.
Rhett. He's unconventional and brash, yet very practical. A Rebel with his own cause, yet respectful where respect is due.
If only I heard this so many years before. The time I could have saved if I had known those men, who thought I was a super person, just werent that into me. Not to mention those who "weren't interested in a relationship" only to break up with me and get married within the year to someone else. I finally found a guy who is totally in to me and this book helped me to see it for what it is and to rethink my self-doubting. But all that aside, this audiobook is hilarious and very entertaining.
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