I would not recommend to a friend, but would encourage him/her to see for himself/herself. My problem with the narrator may be a matter of taste.
The story is marvelous, full of suddenly wonderful bits of poetry and funny moments.
I had a hard time with a trace of a southern US accent I heard in this narrator's voice, though she did a competent job when reading the dialogue in character. It is difficult to buy into this very British story read with this accent.
Too bad that the accent is wrong for this particular book, as narrator is otherwise inventive and clearly talented.
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