This recording of an evening at Symphony Space’s Thalia Book Club features a delightful discussion between authors Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman, which took place shortly after the release of Clarke's sensational debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. After a long dramatic reading from the book by actress Cristina Pickles, Gaiman and Clarke discuss their first meeting many years ago, Clarke's 10-year process writing the book, her diverse influences, and her disdain for distinctions between high and low culture. With thought-provoking questions from the audience, this is sure to be a treat for fans of these beloved authors.
If you haven't heard it already, download Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Unabridged).
And don't miss any of the Thalia Book Club author events.
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Fascinated by science.
What it is is an interesting interview with Susanna Clarke conducted by Neil Gaiman. It is worthwhile if you are a diehard Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell lover and just have to know everything possible about the author and the book.
Yes, there is a bit of an echo. It was done in a large hall. But the echo is not bad.
Now, if you think you are getting the whole audiobook for a minute $3.95, you've got to be an recent immigrant from Mars. Plus, all you need do is actually READ the title of this "audiobook" and it's description to confirm for yourself that you are not lucking out and getting a $30 audiobook for a lousy $4.
And, please, if you have enough patience and interest, get both the ebook and the audio version. You will greatly enjoy the experience.
"Wonderful to hear Clarke and Gaiman in conversation"
Plenty of insights into both their writing worlds. A lovely recording of them. Recorded not long after JS & Mr N became a phenomenon in the US and before Anansi Boys was published.
"Lies, lies and more lies ..."
For a start it's NOT and audio book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like somebody rehearsing in the bathroom .
Trade descriptions act ... I want my money back and Audible can gets stuffed.
"This is misleading. This is not an audiobook!"
I expected this to be a reading of "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norriss" by Susanna Clarke but it is just a long and boring interview of the author.
I wanted to purchase an audio reading of the book to correlate with the Kindle version that I purchased from Amazon.
Almost anyone would have been acceptable to narrate this if only it had been an audio version of the book as advertised.
I'm sure I would love this book, if only it was the audio version to correlate with the Kindle version that I purchased along with it.
I am incensed by the lack of efficiency, made worse by customer service staff that can't read complaints. Having received my complaint about this book being not as advertised (in fact not a book at all!) my email wasn't even properly read and I have had one of my paid for books removed without my consent, while this drivelling interview recording remains in my library!
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