In my top two!
I loved all of them. The author created real people and the narrator brought them to life. I cared for them, worried for them and cried with them. I never expected to enjoy this book as much as I did. I could not wait to get home from work to meet up with them all again and find out how they were doing!
Yes but it wasn't possible. I exercise and do my housework whilst listening to my books and with 'Alas, Babylon' my house was never cleaner, nor my execise regime better. I couldn't stop.
Thank you for a beautiful book. It is a epic story of courage, hope and love.
The narrator was definitely the most enjoyable experience. He was so suited to the period of this novel He had a warmth and humanity whilst maintaining that American, masculine intellectual persona.
I have never read anything by this author. It was a book club choice and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I grew to love the book and care about the characters. I loved the honest portrayal of the flawed, all too human characters, and of course the setting. The author did a great job recreating, with his vivid descriptions of academia and academic life, that long gone period of American history.
I really can't choose. He did a great job with all of them. Perhaps Charity? She was such a vibrant person and he managed to portray her with honesty even though he has that masculine voice.
Of course! Everyone will cry in this book!
Thanks for a wonderful experience. I'm sure I got more out of this as an audible book than I would have simply by reading it. When I think about the story it is always with Richard Poe's melancholy, sonorous voice in my mind. Loved it.
Every moment described in beautiful detail by Kate Atkinson becomes memorable. I am literally IN the rooms, the gardens, the wars and the hearts of the characters. The story is compelling, funny, poignant and mesmerising.
The novel involves the retelling of stories multiple times so this is tricky to answer. The whole novel, with it's changing and retelling of scenes and the switching of time and place is just overall, fabulously, deliciously enchanting.
I cannot imagine this story without the voice of the superb narrator. I loved her portrayal of the various characters and accents, but she does a particularly wonderful job of creating believable voices for the children. The author is fabulous but the narrator is simply divine
Funny, tragic, insightful
Inheritance has many twists and turns and manages to weave humour, tragedy and a great deal of history into a thoroughly interesting novel. After many years of listening to Audible books, this is my favourite to date.
Rupert Farley is THE best narrator I have heard. His many accents, from the heavy Armenian accents of the nanny and Madigan to the Australian bogan Cheryl and the various cultured English accents, were simply superb! Very realistic and hysterically funny. I actually laughed out loud many times.
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