Orlando by Virgina Woolf has totally enchanted me. It is beautifully written with an extraordinary abundance of vocabulary and mastery of the English language. Woolf transports you effortlessly to a world where ages succeed one another depicting all the world changes typical of the corresponding era. But Orlando lives through them all. And although his gender changes, his personality, so rich and versatile, does not and stays fascinating throughout the whole book which holds you spellbound from the very first word to the last. Clare Higgins is a gifted narrator and her clear and musical diction contributes to the enjoyment of the story. I have listened to the book twice and I intend to do it more times. I also intend to purchase more books by the author.
If you like psychology you will definitely like this book. It is well written, beautifully narrated and very interesting with some deep insights into people's psyches. But above all it is entertaining. The author takes you inside the mind of several people that are brought together as a result of the rape of a young woman. The rapist, the analyst, the father and the lawyer and how it affects all of them including the victim who is above all a survivor. It does not dwell into the ugliest aspects of rape but more into how everyone involved deals and is affected by it and how it brings out sides of people's personalities that would otherwise be kept hidden. It is a wonderfully long book that I heard in two sessions. I hope Audible publishes more by the same author Sol Stein and if possible also narrated by Marguerite Gavin who does a wonderful job.
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