I really only get to listen to books these days. I have a fairly long commute to work so books have become my favorite road companion. In this case, on listening to Song of Achilles a second time, I went on line to order a hard-cover print edition. I felt compelled to actively read the words - just beautiful writing.
It's hard to say what I loved the most - I suppose the language... Ms. Miller's writing is beautiful and seamless and poetic. Frazer Douglas reads the text with sensitivity and character and heart. I could listen to him read anything.
I don't cry at books, but listening to the scene where Patroclus goes off to battle in the guise of Achilles, I found myself in tears on each hearing. Again - at the end of the book, I had to wipe tears from my eyes.
I wouldn't - the title is perfect... It fits in beautifully with Patroclus' final 'this and this and this' speech.
If I had only one book to listen to for the rest of my life - Song of Achilles would be it. I love it.
I haven't seen the print version, but I suspect so. I LOVE the narrator and imagine that Mitch would sound just like him - in an American sort of way.
There are too many to mention...
He's got a wonderful voice. He's interesting to listen to and sounds so charming.
Of light and dark in the tunnel, in the bedroom and on film.
I could listen to as many of these books as Daniel Carter is willing to read. I enjoy the book and the presentations!
the two main characters
tried to play down the fact that every quote has an adverb describing how the statement is made.
it already has one, i believe.
I really do loved the two main characters, Ty and Zane. It really is tiring listening to the flurry of 'wryly, wearily, sarcastically, wearily." Someone should edit these a bit.
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