Tinker the dog.
Humphrey is a one man (and sometimes woman) cast. Incredibly smooth segues from one character to another.
Perhaps lacking in some of the raw energy of his earlier books, but still a large and moving story.
Edmund Dehn's breadth and range made listening a delight.
The fight with Steerpike is extremely graphic and builds to a wonderful crescendo.
In this volume 3 of the trilogy the characters tend to sit behind the story - far more so than in the earlier two books. Dehn's rendering of all characters is so sublime it would be hard to select a favourite, especially in this volume.
Enter into what is truly another world.
If you've got this far you have to finish the story. With narration this good it's easy to sit back and let the story wash through you. Highly recommended.
Edmund Dehn's inspired performance.
The wonderful density of plot and description. Extraordinary coherence and beautiful use of language.
He beguiles and captures the listener by bringing every part to life.
Even listening in the car is absorbing. Don't miss the school sections - they're a complete hoot, especially if you went to an English public school.
This trilogy is entirely worth the effort. Let yourself be absorbed by it.
Yes. It's a brilliant peice of English literature.
Fantastical characters and storyline. Perfect pace. Wonderful use of the English language.
Edmund Dehn brings all the characters to life with a performance of extraordinary range. He's a one man cast. I wish more narrators added as much to their stories.
Many laughs, wry and otherwise. The main reaction is to marvel at the imagination of Mervyn Peake, the author.
This is a very British book that probably plays best to British audiences. Beautifully written, it's a classic that gets far too little recognition. The use of language is a pure joy. The only downside for me was its rendering through my iPod in the car - unlike almost all otrher titles I've listened to, I had to keep re-findiing where I'd left off, the bookmark system didn't work well at all.
I enjoyed the book enormously, many years ago. I enjoyed this performance of the book just as well - which is high praise indeed.
The Power of One. Also magnificent!
An African story; a human story; a great story.
Too many to select just one.
Too many to select just one.
This has always been a great book. It's complemented here by what is by far the best narration I've heard on any audio book. You can lose yourself, effortlessly, in this!
Probably not, but only because there are so many more stories to listen to.
Many unusual themes and story lines.
Reduced eye strain for me.
No. There were a few chuckles though.
Off the wall
Plenty of pace
The Russian Thunder God
Yes, but it was too long to do that so I heard it in parts on drives.
Great pace. It just loped along.
The narration is easier on the eyes, but the tone was a bit monotonous at times, which robbed the story of its full impact, in places.
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