Just finished listening to this book for the second time. I didn't have the problem others have reported regarding sound quality, perhaps it was the equipment they were using. Atwood's perspectives on life, where it has meaning and where perhaps we expect too much meaning, moved me the second time as much as the first. And Dionne's personification of the characters brought the story to life. One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to, and I'm certain will listen to again.
Weaving in more mystery, interesting anecdotes.
His voice, his emphasis, pronunciations
I stopped listening about 90 minutes into it.
If you're a real history buff, this book is a find. If you're just interested in history, but prefer it spiced up with some intrigue, then this may not be the book for you.
Story unfolded quickly.
Not really. A bit like a made for TV movie. There's a story line but it's not plausible and the characters are fairly shallow.
They were okay. They were limited by the shallowness of the characters.
It passed the time. I did finish it. That's why I gave it 2-3 stars rather than less.
Storyline and characters are a bit convoluted. Hard to find a character you can like, which tends to be an important characteristic of a book, for me.
Despite this it kept me listening and the ending made it worthwhile, all the bad guys got what they deserved.
If there is a meaning to life it's woven into the entire story right up to the end, which is very much a believable surprise. Odd characters as typical of his books but not so odd as to be unreal or annoying. The reading by Barrett was incredible, it makes the book complete.
A story of coming of age, the horrors of war, and also of love. Written to be told, and very well told by Perlman. His voices and inflections capture the personalities as Benioff must have intended. One of the best books I've read and the best audiobooks I've listened to yet.
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