Yes. Fascinating story, brilliant narration. What is not to like?
Master and Margarita. The only theme the two books share is of God/Devil doing crazy things in our world. Other than that, they are very different.
I loved the scenes involving Mr. Ibis.
Spolier - Wednesday's death. I did not see that coming, and it left me feeling sad. I kept hoping it is a mistake, maybe the author will bring him back. He did in a sense, but not in the same way.
Kudos to the narrator. I have become a fan.
Very grim tragedy
Well, it is a tie between Macbeth and the witches (in a sense the weird sisters are a single character, though the youngest one is the primary one). The weird sisters are wise and repulsive, cunning and honest at the same time. And Macbeth, it is hard not to feel sorry for his poor soul - he had the heart, but not the stomach of a monarch.
Again, the weird sisters. I can imagine how tempting it must have been to deliver them in an over-the-top way, but his performance was spot on, never striking a false note.
The last words of the weird sisters to Lady Macbeth gave me goosebumps. It is not very often that you can honestly say this, but I really did not see that coming.
As the authors stress, it is an adaptation, not a slavish translation. I have not read the original, but I would love to, after reading this adaptation. Kudos to everyone involved. It was brilliant all around.
The drama, the passion, the complexity of characters.
His narration was pitch perfect, neither over dramatised not monotonous. I think this is a story to be heard, rather than read.
I would say poor Claudius.
Thanks to all involved for bringing this to life.
If you are already Matheson's fan, you might like it.
The never-ending description of how Scott gets to the top of the fridge, the frequent comparisons to how everyday objects look to him.
I am not sure which turned me off more, the story or the narration. The chewing-and-spitting-words method of the narrator, and his over dramatisation certainly did not help this too much in-your-face existential allegory.
Yes. The book because I have such mixed feelings about it, I want to know what they make of it. The audiobook because the narration was pitch perfect.
He gets the characters so well, it is hard to imagine it could have been any other way than the way in which he has narrated it. I simply love his performance (in this book as well as American Gods).
Surely, as a matter of fact, it already has been.
I am not reviewing the book, as I am willing to grant that my inability to enjoy stems from my not "getting" the book completely. But it is hard to oversell Guidall.
Yes it was since I got a wikipedia style introduction to some great books.
That question is not applicable amazon! Why don't you just let us write free style reviews?
Southern drawl. I was amusingly distracted by his pronunciation of "dooty".
I liked the treatment of the non-fiction books better than that of the fiction. For example, discussion of Othello, 1984, All is quiet on the Western front etc was nothing more than a dramatic rendering of the summary. What I expected to hear more was a discussion of the underlying themes. For the non fiction works such as the works of Winston Churchill or Gandhi, the treatment was much better. All in all, it was an average course. I do not regret listening to it, but I was not enthralled by it either.
I couldn't say, I haven't read the print version. But it will not be an easy read, that much is certain.
There were so many; Quixote on his deathbed almost brought tears to my eyes.
I came here to comment about his performance. "Pitch perfect" does not do justice to this performance. It was so good, never a word over emphasized, never a situation over dramatized. His narration did not get in the way of my interpretation of the text.
It was hilarious! In the hands of a less skilled writer, this story would have fallen to pieces. But the writing was superb, all the characters had several aspects to their personality, much like it is in life. I enjoyed every bit of it.
There were several, but when Jones begs Sophie's forgiveness, I loved how that scene was played out.
It was wonderful and I was able to enjoy the book so much because of his narration. The various accents that he put on were superb and brought the book to life for me.
Several times. I laughed out loud on the bus.
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