I love 19thC novels and this was one of the few I hadn't read yet so I looked forward to listening to it.
Unfortunately, I thought the boredom would kill me. The good thing is that the droning voice of the narrator worked a treat to put me to sleep night after night. After a couple of nights I had no idea what was going on but I got bored of skipping back to where I had [mentally] left off and just let it run through. I love most of the audio books I've bought but not this.
What is most tedious is that nothing, I mean nothing, happens in this long novel! There's a sort of revelation towards the end but by the time you get there you couldn't care less anyway.
Buy G. Eliot's Middlemarch instead. It's a real treat. Or anything narrated by Nadia May.
This is a wonderful reading of this classic novel. It is well-paced, and the voice "fits" the text perfectly. The voices of the different characters are well distinguished, without excessive resouce to accents or speech mannerisms. I just loved listening to this, hour after hour after hour after hour... I never wanted it to finish. Oh, and it's a great novel, of course :-)
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