©2001 Lou Wakefield; (P)2001 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
trying to see the world with my ears
Occasionally when tired I pick up a piece of "chick lit" -- but like junk food, though it looks appealing, in the end I find it too sickly sweet and the experience leaves me unsatisfied (and often with indigestion). Tuscan Soup was different! While it was light reading, the dialogue was very witty and smooth, and the story moved at such a clip that the implausibles of plot went unnoticed. It had more observations on the human condition than some "serious" novels. A bonus - the narrator, Prunella Scales, was fantastic.
I finished the book last night and tonight I'm downloading another by Wakefield as well as anything else narrated by Scales. I think I'd listen to her read the telephone book.
Tucan Soup isn't the most challenging book to listen to, but it is an easy and enjoyable read. The characters are captured vividly by the narrator, making the tale both moving and pretty funny. The book does have depth, and I was sad to reach the end of the novel.
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