This is a favorite series of mine from my college days so I was very happy to see it come up on audible. For years, when I was younger, I re-read it n..Show More »early every year. This is great storytelling but it's complex and multifaceted so beware if you are just looking for a fun light listen. It is a great tale infused with history, psychology, religion, theories on different styles of education, murder mystery, all wrapped up in a often humorous, sharp writing style. I think this is the most sedate of the 3 books but it's needed to glean insight into into the main characters. As Dunstan Ramsey says, he is Fifth Business and this book reflects it.
The reader, Marc Vietor is adequate. He is the style of reader who mostly just reads. Not a great deal of characterizations of the voices. I would have wished for a more versatile reader. Not sure about his doing Canadian voices but Simon Vance would have been an interesting choice for reader.
This was the second in Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy. I loved the first book, and probably finished this only because the first was so enjoyab..Show More »le.
This book was almost entirely about a psychoanalyst's work with one patient over the course of a year. This made for an unusual plot; and it makes me wonder what the third book could possibly be about.
I finally finished Robertson Davies' modern classic, the Deptford trilogy, and I'm sorry to report that the third entry, World of Wonders, provided a ..Show More »disappointing finish to what started so brilliantly with the first book, Fifth Business. I almost gave World of Wonders one star, and not two, but couldnt quite bring myself to do that because it was a creative story with interesting characters. However, I just found the last book's series of biographical monologues to be really tedious.