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Yes. I like the story. I like the movie adaptations. It is a war story with enemy agents daring do and a good plot.
All of his books. I particularly liked this because there are no damsels in distress.
His voice is a little grating, flat, and slow at the same time. His reading didn't convey the excitement of the most, well, exciting parts.
"The Thirty Nine Steps not an adaptation"
Maybe. I spent a great deal of my life dodging this book. I've seen some screen adaptations. I never got far enough into it to find out that Vanity Fair is the place.
I read trashy period romance all of the time. Oh and I also listen. There are a lot of entitled people in the story. People who live in a privileged world of inherited wealth. The only true vocations to this class are military and clergy. I have neither love nor respect for any of the major characters. These are people who make disliking them so easy.
Yes and I love the sound of her voice. It is very mellow. She doesn't screech.
ThAt would be a big NO.
Yes. I have listened more than twice.
The Thirty Nine Steps. It's the first book in the Hannay series.
Joyce gives good voice to a story written in first place. And growing up in the days of black and white movies and radio drama I can see in my mind what I am listening to.
A spy and his friends. A woman whose lures cannot be denied. A villain to. flee from. A War to End all War's.
I've always loved radio drama. Closing my eyes and just listening and imagining the sights that go with the sound.
Yes. So much better.
Christopher Plummer's narration is spot on. Every character has its own voice. I love the sound of his voice.
Yes I would. There is no such thing as a bad Sharpe book.
Yes it has. I have read all of the Sharpe books. I read them before I bought the Audible narration.
Cornwell is a wonderful story teller. As the volumes increased there are many instances of Cornwell plagiarizes himself.
As with other read and listen narration, it's a bit slow.
If you've watched Sharpe's Rifles you have a face to go with the characters. It makes the story so much better.
Not really, but it was pretty good. The narration was a tad slow, the ability of my Kindle to speed up the narration made all the difference in the world.
Yes. WWI was being fought and they had to make it completely across Europe, separately,and meet up some place behind the German lines and through the lines to get to the Turkish army.
That would be spoiler. Let's just say it was the Greenmantle.
I did listen to it all in one sitting.
It is a thriller. Not the best writing when compared to the thrillers of today. John Buchan was the Mickey Spillaine of his day. This is the beginnings of that genre.
I have read this book several times. I also watched the movies. Listening to the story while reading made it very pleasurable.
There are 5 Hannay books. Hannay is the protagonist in all 5 books. I have read them all and although the stories reflected the attitudes regarding racial predjudics and the religiou s beliefs and I cringed at reading them. I am mature enough to understand that that was the way it was. The books were written at least one hundred years ago and the stories are of that time.
Surely. But life goes on and there are more things to do.
I stumbled my way into John Buchan. The 39Steps was a free ebook @Gutenberg Press. I thought that it was the story behind the Hitchcock movie. Twas better. One of the most unexpected things was the female character and the role she portrays in the story. There are very strong characters and this book is definitely a thriller.
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