Yes, easily better. One cannot be nearer to the feel of living there and visiting there, and dealing with the French on their own terms.
It was all equally well done.
He does Mayle as I would expect, based on Mayle's "A Year in Provence." That makes it excellent, alone!
Prologue to A Year in Provence. And the story continues.
I really suggest that readers rent the movie, A Year in Provence. It will give a great insight into Mayle.
Equally good, I would say. A great story, and unique, as is all of his work.
When Abner finds out who his "roommate" really is, or at least what she really is, or "where" she really is! Didn't see this coming!
He seemed to grasp the plot, bringing the story around where it needed to be with his inflections, and generally his overall feel.
Beware...do you know who your friends really are???
Look for T.M. Wright's other books. He is worth the time.
Absolutely, especially those who are into history!
Unbroken, another History lesson, well told.
With all of the numerous generations, nationalities, multiple families, historical events that intertwined them all, it would be difficult to pick one character out of so many excellent ones.
Appropriately named, and if I had time to search my mind for a better one, I doubt I would succeed.
Just an excellent choice.
Great Story Line . . . (is that really two words?)
The Plot ties with the Setting, as so wonderfully described.
Have not listened to another, however, I would do so. It was extremely well done.
No, I wanted to savor the story.
A unique story, well written, and well told. A gem, and well worth the time to listen.
No, not better, just different. It's nice to hear the story and all the voices that make it all it is.
That is a hard choice, mainly because Gollum is insightful and very entertaining, but Bilbo is, too, as is Gandalf, but for different reasons.
I can't really say that there was anyone that stood out because of Rob's performance. All were played believably and well.
the film has been made....
This is a re-re-re-read for me. Tolkien is that readable.
The audiobook version of this collection is no better or worse than the print version, but it is a nice change from reading, especially when time is precious. I have a hard time sitting and doing just one thing, like reading, since I always want to do other things at the same time I am being "entertained." I did that a lot with this one, including having a night time story read to me at bedtime!
Volume 2, of course, and any other collections of Conan Doyle.
His narrative and voices are perfectly in line with what you would expect!
Hard to say, but probably Holmes . .
Any Conan Doyle books are winners. Well worth my time and energy.
Definitely. Great history, little known facts and details, well done, overall!
Well, Lincoln, of course, but Grant was pretty impressive!
Really decent grasp of the details and made sense of the story line.
Lincoln and Grant. . . The Odd Couple
Overall, good entertainment value, with a valuable learning experience.
Absolutely NOT. So not for the adult mind.
No. Never. Of course, it might just have been the best she could do with such adolescent material.
Can't think of any, but them I am numb from the pure base-ness of this book. I would love to see the demographics of those who apparently LOVE this book. Bet they are a bunch of "horny" teenie-bopper-types.
Don't waste your time OR money if you're over 25.
Lots of little known tidbits in this book. Well done!
No characters, just different types of "drinks" with a lot of great info about their places in history. Who woulda thunk beer has such a history?
No, I have not heard his other performances, but this one was pretty well done and kept my interest.
No, just lots of hitherto unknown information.
A good overview of history from the beginning to now . . . well, almost the beginning, anyway!
I have already suggested this book to many friends and family. A real learning experience, well done, easy to listen to, and kept pulling me to it each time I had to do other things!
I compare this book favorably to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Unbroken is a lot shorter, of course, but no less informative of this era in world history. Unbroken is destined to be a classic.
He was easy to listen to, his delivery made sense, and was consistently good in every way, including consistent in his enunciation (proper) of names, certain "terms," etc. I compare this to The Rise and Fall in that the narrator mispronounced "coup de GRAS," for example, and pronounced some of Hitler's cronies' names, sometimes pronouncing them correctly, sometimes not, etc. Not saying that it is not a classic, but you cannot help notice when someone puts the "s" on the end of "GRAS." Back to Unbroken . . . Loved it. Plan another listen in the near future to pick up some of the details I may have missed first time around.
Not a thing.
Plan to listen to this more than once. Well worth it. Descriptive enough to replace the need to see this on t.v.!
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