Having never read any of Rushdie's books, I decided to take on this memoir based on his fame and well-known situation. First, I must say that the narrator was WONDERFUL. Second, I'm still listening. This is not a book to listen to in a rush or all at once. Best to listen for a bit at a time, so you can digest what you are receiving and roll it around in your mind before moving forward. Thoughtful. Intelligent. Profoundly human. Very entertaining in a subtle manner. I loved this one.
Enjoyed this one. Picked it up on the recommendation of a friend and found it quite entertaining. Nothing deep here -- the story doesn't create an all-encompassing world or prevent you from going to work because you just can't turn it off. Nonetheless, I had a good time listening, enjoyed the characters and their antics and look forward to reading or listening to the rest of the series.
I really enjoyed the narrator on this one. Unfortunately, I kept waiting for the main heroine to do something major or be someone wonderful. Instead, she was just sort of ... there. Aside from the limp heroine, the tale was entertaining enough. Just a so-so Heyer, in my opinion.
This is a great listen for those who love long books, historical fiction and John Lee's rich interpretive reading. I give it two thumbs up. Loved it and learned quite a bit about the social and political developments leading to WWI and the Russian Revolution.
I'm a historical fiction fan and am always glad to find a new author with multiple books. This is my first of Ms. Brooks' books to hear or read. I was quickly drawn in to the story and enjoyed the rich descriptions of setting, period details and the characters. An intriguing storyline. Lovely narration by JE -- have always enjoyed the sound of her voice and she was an excellent pick for Bethia. The book ran like a movie in my head thanks to the wonderful author and narrator. A good 'un!
Dawn French covers many, many topics as she writes letters to friends, family and the dearly departed. Her correspondence to them creates a memoir that is vivid, funny and insightful. Wish she would have narrated, but understood why she didn't. Liza does a good job with it though. Highly recommended, especially if you are in need of some humor.
One of my very favorite audio books. Anna Bentick's narration is melodic and fits the prose so beautifully. The characters are wonderful. The story draws you in. It's languid and lengthy -- but worth hanging in there to reach its beautiful conclusion.
Alfred Molina's narration was spot on!
We listened to this during a road trip of several full-day drives. What a great way to pass the time. A classic story and a fantastic listen. Recommended for the whole family.
Beautifully, hypnotically narrated. A surprising storyline. REALLY enjoyed it. One of those books that you replay in your mind to explore why it was so intriguing...
Was going by all the rave reviews on this one... but I just couldn't get into it. Hours along, I realized I didn't care about the characters, about any of the conflict going on and certainly didn't want to waste anymore time trying to like this audio book. Wasn't the narrators --- they were fine. The story just dragged. ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz. I suggest you go to the library and read the first couple chapters before you invest in its purchase as an audiobook. Wish I had.
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