Epic, Interesting, Unlistenable
None of note. It is an historical work.
No. His British newscaster singsong delivery ending each sentence on exactly the same two-note pitch throughout the entire book was horrible.
Yes, I would, because the English jargon and references speed by too quickly for an American listener, and they obviously add to the humor.
Any of the original Wodehouse Jeeves series.
No question: Bertie Wooster. The narrator perfectly catches his befuddled and slow-in-the-uptake persona.
Jeeves and Bertie Switch Places
I was a bit nervous for the author when taking this one on. The Wodehouse series of Jeeves novels is an absolute classic, with a very specific usual plot type, extraordinary and unusual usage of language, distinct characterizations, and both highly English and highly intellectual references sprinkled throughout. This author did not just take on a genre, he took on a one-of-a-kind genre originally penned by the creator and master of the art. I enjoyed this book, actually, more than any of the Wodehouse originals!
Good story, well spoken, intriguing.
None come to mine.
No. A good narrator, though
No extreme reaction. Just interesting.
Nothing happens. Ultimately dull. Nice descriptions of atmosphere though.
Disappointingly boring. Not a quarter as good as Shogun, Tai Pan, etc.
If you want to know what it's like to be woman in a middle class Irish-American Boston family, get this book. Boring, middlebrow, shallow, superstitious Catholic, tribal, sheltered, unsophisticated, huge families with pretty concerns and constant infighting.
Nothing happens in the book, the dialogue is minimal and dull, the characters concerns little more than based on envy, pathological focus on family and Irish-American tribe, and ultimately a very disappointing choice of audiobook.
First, who edited this (or, more specifically, didn't bother to edit this)? Very poorly edited. Long, long passages; overly long descriptions; dragging pace. Just terrible.
Second, the story is a completely sad, dreary, downer. The most depressing thing I have ever read.
Third, for 10+ hours of listening, there is barely a story. In the end, not much really happens. I won't give away the plot, but those who have listened to it will agree with me I think. A five hour story stretched out with boring and excessive detail and meandering prose to 10+ hours.
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