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Christine

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  • The Postman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (251)

    David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a survivor - a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale.

    Delbert Ealy says: "Excellent!!"
    "The Movie is So Much Better!"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    David LeDoux's narration style was distracting at best and irratating at worst. The rhythm and cadence of his narration style was hard to listen to for even a short period of time.


    Any additional comments?

    I am an avid reader and can honestly say that over 99% of the time the book is much better than the movie. The book offers insights that just can't be translated to a specified time block in a movie production. However, The Postman is an exception to this rule. Hats off to the writer(s) who translated this novel to a successful Hollywood screenplay. They were able to trim away the unneccessary and pointless drivel to get to the heart of the story: that one man with a conscience can change the world. Of course, Kevin Costner and Tom Petty didn't hurt my enjoyment of the movie.

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