I really enjoyed this book. It is the first book I have experienced by Maugham, and I was impressed with both the writing and the handling of men's and women's issues/feelings. The narrator is excellent. I would not have found this book without Audible. What a great way to experience the classics.
I really thought I would miss Harry, but the new characters draw you in along with a great plot. As usual there are more twists and turns than Lombard Street - Nesbo always keeps you guessing. He just keeps getting better and better.
I love that this is a story in a story in a story. There are so many layers to this book. It just makes you think on so many levels.
Yes and no. It's not an edge of the seat type of thriller. But I was so captured by the characters and their stories that I definitely had to keep listening.
Minka is a character I won't soon forget. She is written so well, and the performance really does her justice. .
This book made me want to discuss it with everyone. I have most of my friends listening or reading just so we can do that. Just the questions of right and wrong, coupled with forgiveness for those acts keep me thinking about this story long after I finished it.
I think this book should be required reading - especially in ethics classes.
The rhythm of this story just moves you along - you are gently drawn in and become a believer without any pyrotechnics.
This book is the reason I am an Audible member. I don't think I would have found this little gem, even though it's a Hugo award winner. I'll be listening to more of Mr. Simak's work. Thoroughly enjoyable.
In the mystery category, this book ranks extremely high for plot, writing and narration.
This was a first listern for these narrators - they are both excellent, and make the story come to life.
Don't let the beginning fool you - I kept hearing "Ripped from the Headlines" in my head. The image of Scott Peterson accompanying that thought. But just when I had muttered my last "Ho Hum", wow - I got blindsided with a plot I never saw coming. Woo Hoo, what a ride. Stick with through, and you won't be disappointed.
I would probably recommend this as an addition to the Connie Willis library. While it's not as compelling at Doomsday or Blackout, it's a much lighter approach to time travel. It's a nice easy listen.
The ending was well fleshed out - all the loose ends were tied up.
I really like Ned and Bain.
Not really, First of all, it's really long. But it was well suited to my daily commute.
As mentioned, a lighter, more humerous side to time travel. This might be a good entree into the science fiction side of literature for those who haven't wanted to try it out.
At first I was a bit put off that the story was narrated by a man, even though it is definitely a story about a woman. Overall though, the narration was quite good.
Not really. It was okay, but I would first recommend Portrait of a Lady or Anna Karenina
Not the best classic I've listened to. It took a while to get into the story. Overall it was an average story. The best part is that Gaskell brought to view the woman's point of view at that time iin history. Her writing was probably quite cutting edge for her time.
The ending which tied all the plot elements together
This story is so original and unexpected. There are so many subtle twists and turns that make for a very satisfactory listern.
The location and time setting of WWII London
The story moved well with just enough conflict and character/location/time differentiation to keep it interesting. All of the intertwining stories made for a very interesting plot.
It was a tiny bit difficult to keep track of the dates for all the characters
This is one of those stories that is quietly told (no violence, sex or action) but somehow grabs you and keeps you thinking about it long after you have finished. The story unfolds via a series of anecdotes and memories that develops the characters in such a perfect way that as you begin to understand, you are brought into the story with great impact. The narration is excellent and the tone is a perfect match to the tenor of the story.
Moby Dick reminds of a baseball game - 15 monutes of action crammed into 3 hours. I didn't know there was that much to say about anything. Just when you think that you've heard everything you want to know about rope, it goes on, and on, and on....
Frank Muller does an excellent job with the narration is good, I just didn't care for the book itself. The best thing - I can cross it off my list of books I must read. If you are doing the classic tour also, I recommend this version. Might want to have a lot of coffee while you're driving.
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