This is such an interesting story that I'm surprised by how boring it was most of the time. I love this genre, too. Maybe the focus was in the wrong place? I would have liked to get some of the doctor's point of view as well. He was right about Mary, after all. He couldn't have been the evil villain he was made out to be. I think his story may be more interesting than Mary sitting on an island not cooking for half the book.
I really liked Mary's Irish accent and matter-of-fact way of speaking.
Yes - I would have had trouble with the French names and I liked having them pronounced correctly and beautifully.
Toward the end I neglected my life and had my headphones on for a good four hours. I was transported. :)
Life altering. (I don't have a third word!)
Speaking of the time we spend doing things that are uncomfortable - how we think of time as our own. We would do anything the Savior asks of us, but we don't think of that when we have to spend time with an exasperating person. I loved that - it made me more conscious of my own irritability at other people taking up "my time."
I'm partial to British accents.
Yes. I really enjoyed Broadbent's performance.
Probably not. While I liked listening to the book, I didn't care as much for Joyce's writing style. It was a little manipulating and the "reveals" toward the end of the book should have come sooner, in my opinion.
No. I thought it was too long as it was.
I only listen when I'm doing house work or yard work, so I never feel like I've wasted time listening.
Not as an audio book, but maybe as a regular one. There was a lot of not-great singing on the audio version.
I think maybe a man's voice would have worked better as two of the main characters were male and singers. Having a woman's voice try to replicate old songs sung by young men didn't really work. Also, I could hear doors shutting and coughing in the background in some places when I had my headphones on.
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