Definitely. As a Glaswegian, I relished the accents - each character subtly different - and felt this greatly added to the enjoyment of the tale. Trying to imagine these characters speaking, if reading this book, would be almost impossible. As well, the author's wit is well highlighted in audio.
The description of Glasgow's underworld bosses and how they operated was most interesting but I found the whole book engrossing - everything was interesting to me. It gave a fair description of the Glasgow scene in the 1950s.
Sean Barrett is absolutely amazing..one of my favourite readers. He captured the many "classes" of Glasgow accents superbly.
This is not a moving book so this is a strange question. It is gritty, tough and violent,but not moving.
Would love an audio version of The Long Glasgow Kiss, the sequel to Lennox.
The book was interesting but I did get a bit bored with it. It moves at a slow pace.
I did not like it at all because of the narrator. the book is written as a narrative and it comes across like a school teacher reading to her class. I found it hard to connect to the drama of the story. The lack of dialogue requires an exceptional reader to bring this story to life and this reader was far from exceptional. Obviously the book is full of interesting history but her lecturing style was bland and boring.
Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See, These were absolutely spellbinding and provided good depictions of recent Chinese history
Definitely not!! I already wasted a credit on this one.
This was highly recommended to me as a good read and I am sorry I did not buy the book.
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