This performance is done in great style, and it makes you believe, that there is actually a man telling his own story about his adventures, not an actor performing.
The author/narrator, his wit and genuine emotions make him truly alive.
David Hyde Pierce narrates the story as genuine as a real adventurer would be telling it to his friends. Not to mention he has a great voice!
The last part of the book where Gulliver meets horse-like creatures and describes their most human way of living.
I must admit, I had bought the 'Hunger Games' audiobook before the movie came out, and for some reason now forgotten I've never listened to it! What a miss on my part! Then the movie came out, I watched and enjoyed it a lot. And suddenly remembered I have the book in my library!
I've been putting it off for quite some time and felt somewhat nervous at first (would it be a better or worse experience? should I continue on with part 2 and 3 or wait to see the adaptation first?) At last I just began listening one day, and since then I know I'm hooked!
It shows how faithful to the original the director was, and makes me re-live the story and meet the characters once again! I recommend it to both those who loved the movie and those who had not seen it. You'll get most of it either way! As for me, I made my mind to listen to the part 2 and 3, and I'm sure this won't spoil the upcoming movies!
The story isn't exactly mind-bender, but captivating and thought through well enough to grab attention and make one want to stay around for more. The performance is superb, characters do come alive, the atmosphere and the setting seems very real.
Excellent piece of really well-thought out fiction! The only thing I personally have had gripes with was the ending, but I guess this is just not the kind of ending I would prefer in any story.
Elijah Wood truly gets it! I've read the book before, I wasn't sure if I wanted to listen to it, and the only reason for me to check it out was the famous actor and his voice.
Maybe I wasn't expecting too much, or maybe I just forgot how great Mark Twain is as a writer, but at first I was only enjoying the fact that Elijah Wood is actually doing something other than Hobbits :) However, a couple of chapters in I was already hooked to his elaborate play with accents, which naturally became characters, and began to build up the story.
I listened to some parts of the book a few times, just to experience a scene one more time, it is that much captivating! Highly recommend, especially because this is not 'trimmed' language version, all the cultural jokes, references, and sayings are intact and are hilarious!
I've received this book as a gift for Christmas from Audible.com, and must say it's a never-get-old classics! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!!
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