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  • The Hours

  • By: Michael Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Michael Cunningham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

The Hours is the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf. By the end of the novel, the stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very literary, intentionally slight plot

  • By Steve on 12-02-03

Unlistenable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-05

I still plan to read this book in written format because I've heard so many wonderful things about it. And I have listened to some author-read books that I enjoyed very much (most recently The Kite Runner, which was exquisitely read). Unfortunately, Cunningham insists on reading this book as if it is a poem with pauses and emphases in strange places. I soldiered on for an hour and a half and then couldn't take it any more. It seems like empty affectation and distracts from the content. What a terrible disappointment and waste.

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