I've just finished listening - and came away with generally a good feeling about this book, even if - TMI - the exhaustive research could have been edited a bit. BUT - it was the narrator (Ms Ericksen) who annoyed me -with her numerous mispronunciations of names (oh well, if that sort of thing annoys you... then READ the book, I suppose). I loved the details about the early, formative years of these three women and the people who came into and out of their lives, shaping their creative talents from a very early age.
I cannot say who might enjoy this formulaic story. Characters are either dull or stereo types. Twists and turns in the plot are annoying and unbelievable.
The ending alone - how he kills the bad guy - is worth the price. You won't forget this one.
Mr Clinch has written an unforgettable tale. I quickly became "captivated" by all the characters. The narration was perfect. I hope Mr Clinch continues to write...and audible... continues to offer his works - this style of brilliant writing and terrific narration is why we LOVE audio books!
| Intrigue | Perfect Narration | Pure Entertainment | Escape |
"The Alchemist" is full of treasures...a must read!! Jeremy Iron's interpretation is excellent. [I wish he did more book narration]
Perfect narration. Perfect plot and character development. Highly recommended.
Both the story and narration were excellent. Stephen King is a master story teller creating characters and plots that resonate long after you have finished reading/ listening. [If you liked the "The Ruins" by Scott Smith, you will like this book.] And, Mr Slatterly was THE perfect reader for this book!!
Details and descriptions galore!! If you like that sort of thing...then this is the BOT for you. And that awful narration by Bob Balaban!! Who directed him to speak in that sing-song voice??? - It was absolutely the WORST narrative interpretation of a book I have ever experienced. I should have listened to a sample before downloading this one.
I enjoyed listening to this book...until the end. The choice to narrate of the death of JWB in a somewhat glorified and worshipful tone surprised me. This was a man who carefully planned, shot and killed the President. Possibly the narrator's [Richard Thomas] intention was to mesmerize the listener. Instead, his narration came across as if it were a tribute to JWB. It made me wonder...will there also be a suspensful story written about Lee Harvey Oswald that glorifies his death as well. Otherwise, the book is quite interesting and suspensful.
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