interesting - insightful - visual
'Playing Beatie Bow' - it is a cross over of contrast from two very different times in history but showing that we as people are fundamentally plagued by the same problems in life. Loss, Love, Family, Friends, Devotion & Emotion.
This is my first time for both performers and I will be seeking out more. Possibly the best reading I have had the pleasure of listening to.
This whole book is full of moving moments but what remains with me is the soundtrack and an image of Paris that will be with me forever.
Get this book. If you have ever lost anyone, suffered depression, loved music, loved history, loved 'Les Miserables', had family disputes, looked after a parent, felt like you didn't fit in or that life had no meaning, there is something in this book for you.
It is a beautifully different and refreshing book.
I would recommend it particularly for teenage girls 14yrs & up (I purchased it origanlly for my daughter) but I'm 34 and loved it & I believe my brother, my sisters, my Mum & my Grandmother would all take something from it.
Beautifully written book made one step better by the flawless narration of Ray Porter.
I truely haven't read anything that comes close to what this is about... a genre that I think I'll explore further.
First time listening to Ray Porter and I would say he is now one of my favorite narrators. I'll be looking for more of his work. Great accents, flawless character cross overs & a great voice to listen to, you are in the story straight away.
Sometimes curiosity can take you to the brink....
This book reads like a movie script. One that I would look forward to seeing on the big screen.
This book is so beautifully worded. It paids such a vivid picture that it is alive in your mind as you listen.
I would definatly look out for this Author & Translator. I got a wonderful education on a world that would otherwise be unknown to me. It was alive with vivid scenery, action and character thoughts & conversation that I felt like I was a fly on the wall.
This is the first time I have listened to Sian and would love to hear more. She is a wonderful narrator, flawless accents and character play.
Purge is a book that must be listened to carefully, take the time to really enjoy it. It isn't something that you can just 'vague out' to. It is challenging and thought provoking.
Cell is in the Genre of Zombie books and Post Apocaliptic. What would happen if everyone that was on a cell phone right now just went crazy?
I found it a little hard to get used to the tone of his voice initially but once I had settled into that he was able to portray the characters with consistancy and humanity. I enjoyed listening.
King has entered into this subject before in his book 'The Stand' which was a personal favourite of mine so I wasn't sure how this would stand up (pardon the pun) but it is a completly new angle and was great to listen to with modern eyes in a society of relience on Cell Phones. Again King's insight into the human mind is what make his books always enjoyable to read/listen to.
This book rated amongst my Top 10 Audiobooks.
The plot was enticing and has a great insight into what America's personality was during the late 50's-60's.
Craig Wasson's performance was wonderful, always consistant and easy to listen to.
I loved how the characters all meld so well together while showing the turbulance of the times and the social differences & showing clearly that the grass was definatly not greener on the other side no matter how how memories may look back and think of good times. The book as a whole was thought provoking and although it has Kings usual insight into the minds of humans this was on a different level from his other books in that I wouldn't class it as a horror....
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