I actively seek out Anton Lesser's recordings, but he's the wrong pick for Paradise Lost, at least for my taste.
Anton Lesser does a fabulous job of reading Dickens. And the book is just as touching and interesting now as it was when crowds gathered to find out if Little Nell had died. Listening to Dickens read by someone who knows all the different dialects contributes immensely to appreciating the worlds D. creates.
Well, this book is dated, but Heinlein always managed to tell a good story, although there are a lot of easy outs in this plot which leave one feeling let down. Still, good stuff for post-long-day escapism.
Admittedly, I am an hour and a half from reaching the end of this book. And I wouldn't make it to the end except that the pace has finally picked up. You'll listen for a long time to much ado about little with this one. Even the reader, Anton Lesser, can't really bring it alive.
I don't usually like to listen to short stories, but these aren't really short short and they are marvelously engaging, always with a twist at the end. Thoroughly enjoyable listening, and well read.
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