There was nothing I did not like about this book. This is the first Stephen King book I've ever read (listened to), as I don't normally read in this genre. The story was rich, the charaters were full and interesting, and the narration was superb. I've only recently started listening to audio books, and I've learned very quickly that a bad narrator can negatively impact the story. My hat is off to Grover Gardner for his lively depiction of the characters. I was totally absorbed by his portrayal of all the characters, and each one was distinct. Thank you Stephen King, Grover Gardner, and Random House for providing me with 45 hours of enjoyment. I don't know what to do with myself now that I've finished the book.
All of the characters were my favorite. Even Larry Underwood, who I really didn't like at first, turned out to be an OK guy. Your mom would be proud Larry. Ok, I lied, Kojak was my favorite character.
When Tom finds Stu in the desert.
it made me laugh and cry.
I may have to listen to another Stephen King book. Too bad Grover Gardner hasn't done any of his other books. ....yet
Better Diaglogue. The dialogue was quite boring and juvenile at times.
Anything by Laura Kinsale (unfortunately I've listened to all the ones that are out), or Laurie McBain.
It's hard to characterize exactly what was lacking here, but when you're used to such consummate narrators as Nicholas Bouton, Grover Gardner, and Davina Porter, it can be hard to listed to anyone else. I didn't think there was much emotion or passion in the voices of the characters.
I don't know that I would cut any of the characters, but the whole story needs a lot more suspense. It was hard to become emotionally invested in the story.
I think this could be a good story with better dialogue, more sexual tension, and a bit more mystery.
I haven't read the print version, but I can only imagine that the audio version is so much better. Nicholas Boulton is my absolute favorite narrator, and I didn't think you could get much better than Grover Gardner. Hearing Nicholas Boulton read such a classic is like going to the theatre in the privacy of your home. I was depressed for days when the book ended.
Dickens' stories are always so rich. Full of adventure, full of charm, and full of intricacies. If you want a longer read, a story that you can sink your teeth into, then choose a Dickens classic.
Absolutely everything! I can't say enough good things about Nicholas Boulton's narration. He imbues each character with a life of it's own, and you forget that only one person in reading the story. He does an excellent job with female voices, and male narrators tend to make them sound ridiculous. I chose this book to listen to solely because Nicholas Boulton narrated it, and I was not sorry.
There were too many to mention.
Please listed to this audio book, you will not be disappointed.
I really enjoyed this book, and frankly, thought the story within the story was better than the main character's story. I did feel that it ended rather apruptly though, and would have like a little more fleshing out of the relationship between the two main characters.
The story of Edilean and David.
She varied her voice well and her voice is easy to listen to. I liked her, but I thought she made the main characters sound just a tad wimpy.
yes, the end of the story of Edilean and David
On to the next chapter of the Edilean story.
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