© Michael Ondaatje; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje wears the triple crown: it is profound, beautiful and heart-quickening." (Toni Morrison)
"There are books that change the shape of literature. The English Patient is such a book." (Books in Canada)
"A magic carpet ride of a novel that soars across worlds and times....A rare and spellbinding net of dreams." (Time)
I didn't notice that this was an abridged version of the book. While I thought it was beautifully written and beautifully read by Ralph Fiennes, I was disappointed in not getting to listen to the entire book. I suggest you either read the book, or wait till an unabridged version comes out.
I've read the book several times, and this audio book narated by Ralph Fiennes is beautiful. I only wish the whole audio book was narated by Ralph Fiennes
I read the book before seeing the movie, but there are moments taken from the book that only words can express. It was such a pleasure hearing them again, feeling them again.
Though I would like to read this to savor the moments that so quickly went past, the Audible version still relays a heart felt story of love and loss that in moments tear at your own person.
I recommend highly to anyone who values an exquisite tragedy. This is a remarkable story about what war does to the human heart.
The language, the openness of Hana, the desert.
His voice is rich and delicious with a worldly quality that serves Ondaatje's prose well.
Yes, too good to step away from.
I only wish it was the full text! Too brief, missing some of the beauty.
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