If you love TP, you will thoroughly enjoy this rendition of The Last Continent. As Aussies, we doubly appreciate TP's salute to Vegemite and Waltzing Matilda, and smile wryly at Nigel Planer's attempts at an Aussie accent. Cheers Mate.
I'm a TP fan - love the characters, love the stories, love the wit. An enjoyable reading of a fascinating book.
I was fascinated by this depiction of the effects of Columbine and listened eagerly to the first part of this book which I found well written and well read. I was surprised when another story developed. Then even more surprised when yet another story developed.Towards the end though, with tragedy heaped upon tragedy, I kept thinking that there was too much to take in and now I cannot even remember how the story finished! Perhaps I haven't finished listening to it?
I usually love historical novels but I'm afraid I had to force myself to slog through this one. There were characters who could have been amazingly interesting but unfortunately, the narration made the story as dull as dishwater. The way that the narrator spoke as Margaret made one think her character was more like a robot than a real person - where did she get that accent???
A light look at life with the "Bright Young Things" although our hero is older than he wishes to be. Nothing to test the brain cells here, just an enjoyable listen.
Excellent narration of a difficult subject - how to reproduce "The Voice" of Owen Meany - it could have been irritating but Joe Barrett has succeeded in making it believable.
John Irving has everything in this story - growing up, family life, tragedy, mystery, politics, religion, faith and humour.
I love this book.
Good plot development - interesting characters - well written descriptions. Only criticism I have is that the narrator's voice for the main character is rather changeable. I think he is trying to copy Michael Caine's accent but it often doesn't work.
Unfortunately, I found it difficult to remember the characters and even more difficult to care. There didn't seem to be any plot development. I haven't managed to listen to the end.
My 10 year old grandson has listened to this at least 3 times and chortles with laughter all the way through it. I found it rather hard going.
Yes, just as an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.
They are all accomplished actors. The voices are different enough to easily distinguish them. It is a light and frothy play.
Yes, it is short and we were driving a long way.
A polished and elegant performance of a play written by a very clever wordsmith.
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