Loved Rosalyn Landor's narration ! I might try another John. Harwood story. I liked the writing, but the plot became much too convoluted, and I felt there were some plot threads left dangling.
A less convoluted plot and more character development would have made this a better narrative.
She did all of the characters, male and female, very well. Great narration !
It certainly has cinematic potential, but the plot would need to be simplified.
Thoughtful and witty, but also dark. Although this was written in the early 1970's, it felt quite timely. Dustin Hoffman was a perfect narrator. I actually liked his interpretation of Chance more than Peter Sellers' in the movie version.
Loved the concept and the story built from the choice made by Patricia. A very intriguing and interesting story. Very much a character-driven plot, and very little "science fiction". Alison Larkin was the perfect narrator for this.
Not much of a story, but there is a certain sweetness to the characters that move through the slight narrative. Simple prose and a lovely message of goodwill and acceptance. Meg Ryan read this beautifully.
A great story of suspense, truly a page turner. You will be wondering about Rachel even as you finish the book. First-rate narration.
I loved "The Boston Girl" by this author. ( highly recommend it on audio !) Unfortunately, this isnt as involving, perhaps because the (2) main characters, Kathleen and Joyce, are not too sympathetic. Honestly, I felt they were a bit whiny. Everything turns out great for everyone, so any intended life lessons are lost. Pleasant but not memorable. Great narration, though.
A selection of dark, but intriguing, short stories by Shirley Jackson. She is best known for writing "The Haunting of Hill House". There is nothing supernatural in these stories, but there is a theme of grotesque behavior between people. The narration is excellent, all of the narrators are first rate.
Charming story of the fictional town of Saasy Tree, GA. There are great characters, humor, tragedy, romance, and faith. Well narrated by Grover Gardner (NOT the listed narrator). A good choice for fans of Southern stories.
Ok, the prose is simple, the endings ( "happily ever after" ) predictable, but listening to the wonderful narration by Samuel West made these mostly familiar stories a pleasure. For anyone who loved fairy tales as a child. These would be OK to play for children, too.
A slooooow story, painful to listen to for many reasons - the deterioration of Ed, the frustrations of Eileen, the emotional detachment in the prose. There is a feeling of sadness throughout the story.
This isn't really a story, but more of a parable, intended to be inspirational. The message isn't too suble, but the prose is lyrical and direct. Beautifully read by Jeremy Irons.
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