I cannot comment on the story although I am a Ken Follett fan. The narration was impossible to listen to. The cacophony of multiple voices was inappropriate and distracting. I lasted about an hour, tried again, and gave up. The catalog only lists one reader so there was no warning. Based on this experience I will avoid any multiple reader projects unless they are divided by section or chapter ( for example on the JPS bible which is divided by biblical book and is outstanding. The idea of dramatically reading dialogue is suited to a play but not to a book.
Not if he is in collaboration.
I would like my credit restored.
Louise Penny writes in a beautiful style.. I love her prose and her pace. The character development is complex, rich and satisfying. I find Ralph Cosham to be a brilliant narrator for these stories. He makes the characters come alive and his tone and style is perfect for the cerebral and bucolic nature of the Three Pines series. incidently, I would love to visit Three Pines but for such a small and lovely village,it is getting to be a bit dangerous!
Grisham is always a compelling storyteller but he writes two types of books. His best work takes a place among the finest american literature. This include Time to Kill and The Chamber. Everything else is usually fun to read but ultimately unsatisfying. Most of the time I love the story but hate the ending. This character however was so transparent and pathetic that early on I found myself rooting for his downfall. Still, the way Grisham tells a story I was not bored and that is the best I can say about this book.
My neighbors are concerned because I walk through my neighborhood laughing out loud for no apparent reason. Contrary to what Al says, laughter is in fact the best medicine since many others cause headaches, urinary retention or even impotence. Everyone should read this book and devote their lives to its precepts. Perhaps we have entered the "Al Franken Millenium."
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