It is written in an easy style that was a pleasure to read (I also bought the book) and an absolute pleasure to listen to.
There are no characters in this narrative. Just Lindberghs wonderful reflections on life and relationship.
Her voice is amazing. I will listen to this again and again just to hear her read. Also, she is in character for Lindbergh and does it superbly.
Look at the shell of your life and know yourself is just the begining. Her reflections on relationships is right on.
I read this book with a book club. The discussion went twice as long as usual. The book is just that good.
I have read this book many times. This time I listened to it being read by Rob Inglis. The source is Audible Books. I listened as a fan and can report that Mr. Inglis does a fairly good job. While he does his best to give the various charcters a distinct voice, it is sometimes a little difficult to imagine an elf with an English accent. In spite of that, he pulls it off well enough. I especially appreciate his handling of the poems and songs. To my mind the chants, poems, and songs are as important to the story as the dialogue or narrative.
Tolkien is a painter who uses words to create images in the mind, and you can watch as the tapestry is made. Hearing it just enhances the effect. It is better, I feel, to experience his stories in this way (in your mind) than to rely on any movies vision. Middle Earth lives clearest in your own imagination, unfettered by someone elses vision.
This has been the most satisfying experience I've had with audio books so far. The others were good, but so far this has been the best.
The language is compelling and thought provoking. Dickens weaves an amazing story fleshing out all the characters to the fullest, arriving finally to a perfect finish.
I have not listened to Simon Vance before. The voice he gives to each character is perfect, well delivered, and perfectly timed. I'm sure to listen to him again.
The book surprised me. It's been quite a while since I've felt such a large variety of different emotions in a single book. Charles Dickens creates so believable a set of characters and situations that I found myself hoping and fearing for them often. Just fiction, but such a display of the human condition that I could identify with the many truths behind the fiction, and so felt real grief and hope and love.
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