if you really think aristocrats are better than other people, this is the book for you. the reader's good though and if you're madly anglophiliac, it'll pass the time.
Frayn, the author, is such a cynic and Davidson, the narrator, so dry, that the book is a great pairing of writer and reader. Very English, so expect to learn a great deal about class, and very learned, so expect to learn a great deal about art.
Lindsey Duncan, the English actress, does a fine job in this reading. Her Elizabeth is not pert or flirty, but intelligent and witty. You can see why Darcy is so taken with her. Duncan is good with all the women, differentiating their language and intonation. This is the one to listen to!
Trollope is always a delight and the narrator here is terrific. Let's have more Trollope audible!
thoughtful and funny - the way we live now. narrator is excellent and the book is provocative.
a real pleasure to hear and a good introduction to spark
I loved Jennifer Government, which I read, and didn't like Company, to which I listened. I suspect the difference is not in Max Barry, the author, but in the reader. He misses the character of the book - ironic and deadpan - and instead reads it as though he were auditioning for I Love Lucy. Big lines, big emphasis, big big big. All too big. Maybe he should catch Weeds.
a wonderful book whose characters are as present as anyone in real life. and what a pleasure to read an author whose black characters are not menacing or saintly, but just people, and whose white characters are as well. the reading's not ideal - i would have liked a female narrator, but still it's a great listen.
cleverly written and wonderfully read. really fun.
why do white writers think they know a lot about black people? i generally find card a pleasure but this one was unbearable.
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