Tough subject but an interesting story. Not for everyone though. Likely best for those whose interest run in this area.
Both were excellent. The language is very rich. I enjoyed going back and forth between the two versions.
I loved the way Byatt incorporated her growing up with the myths into the book. This added a whole new dimension that I wasn't expecting.
Walter was a new reader for me. Where has she been hiding? She was great. I just bought her version of Mansfield Park. I wish she had a bigger list of books. I hope to hear much more from her. She added tremendously to this audio.
I picked this one up on a whim and ended up loving it! Some of the musical arcana was a bit much but what a great portrayal of the dawn of a new musical epoch. The book had too many readers - at least three. I disliked transitioning between the readers but I must say I liked each after a ten minute adjustment period. Don't let this stop from you listening it.
I haven't read/heard a good travel book in some time but this is a total winner. I gained a lot of insights into China. Simon Vance provides just the right tone to the reading. Highly recommended for anyone prepping for a China trip. You won't be sorry.
This book was excellent. IT is more or less a diary of a soldier ten years into the future after a flu pandemic and the global aftermath. The breakdown of civilization in much of the world etc. I got it on a whim and had no idea what to expect. The narrator matched up perfectly with this interesting and unfortunately plausible vision of the future. The writer has a point of view to be sure, but I don't think it would get in the way of anyone's enjoying the book. I am going to check out more works by this author, previously unknown to me.
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