Steornabhagh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar | Member Since 2008
This is one of the very best audiobooks I have ever bought. I loved Leo McKern as the irascible, quintessential Rumpole and thought no-one could ever come close. I was mistaken. This narrator was superb. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
The writing and character development is amazing. You start reading and find that you simply cannot put it down. I listen to the audiobook and read it on my Kindle after work a second time and enjoy it just as much. Not many books can do that.
Jon Snow the Bastard of Winterfell. Though he was always unfortunate in his birth and despised by his father's wife, he still took all the ills afforded one of his station and came to be as honourable as his sire.
Ian McKellen's talent as a narrator is astounding. His cadence and inflections are sublime. The only complaint I have is the 3 seconds of electronic organ noise separating the books. This is one of the few books that I could listen to over and over.
Not often does one find a book that is not only intelligently written, but thought-provoking, educational, and quotable. This is one of those rare convergences, where, contained within is everything we love about books. It is so many different genres flawlessly rolled into something extraordinary. I believe this is destined to become a new favourite novel by a gifted writer. This is a masterpiece. The narrator is absolutely incredible. Well done to both gentlemen.
Stacy Keach, who I am proud to say I've met when he was playing Ken on "Titus" is an amiable and talented individual. Reading Hemingway, he is absolutely superb. My kids were fascinated by the stories and absorbed by Mr. Keach's telling of it. Truly sublime.
Hemingway's novel about Europe before WWII transcends time. It is at times profound, abhorrent, absurd and transcendent. Though it does cross the generations well for the story, the language and feeling of the book are rooted in a time long expired. I've heard Stacy Keach read Hemingway and it was, in a word, sublime. John Hurt, on the other hand and in my opinion, really detracts from everything Hemingway was trying to say. It is monotonous and boring even though the story is compelling. And as a Scot, I have to say that it was undoubtedly, the worse Scottish accent I've ever heard. He sounded more like a drunk Russian. So best of luck if you purchase this audiobook, I, myself, feel like I've been robbed.
This was most assuredly the worst episode I've ever listen too. Tom Baker Is and shall always be my favourite doctor. Tom Baker's wonderful voice and skill could not save this piece. Full frontal nudity and free cash couldn't save it. Too violent for children, to stupid for adults. Buy at your own risk.
This is an excellent book not only for we like-minded nudists but also for textiles, the curious, and even the families who are puzzled as to why Mum and Dad don't share their photos of Jamaica....
The author/ narrator may sound a bit stodgy to some. To me, he sounded like a wise and treasured grandfather who with that wonderfully dry British humour and wit really brought the books rich character to life. A highly recommended read. In fact, I'm buying copies for friends.
This is John Mortimer's beloved character's quintessence. The case Horace Rumpole did ( alone and without a leader) that was his shining star. Quite humourous at points and always intelligent, this is one of the best books in my collection.
Easily one of the greatest novel in English literature, even with an ending which seemed rushed. Complex and believable characters, heros and villians, a must for every lover of the Arts.
B J Harrison's rendition is easily one of the best I've heard. Well worth the price. Classic tale by a talented narrator.
Report Inappropriate Content