LISTENER

catherine

Petaluma, CA, United States
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 9
  • helpful votes
  • 24
  • ratings
Shadowlands
    The True Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
    
        By:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Brian Sibley
    
    


    
    
        Narrated by:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        David Suchet
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    26 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Shadowlands

  • The True Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
  • By: Brian Sibley
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Shadowlands tells us the unique story of C.S. Lewis' tragic romance with Joy Davidman: How he found true love and was drawn out of his shell, but it was only fleeting, as she died just months after they got married. Brian Sibley skillfully looks at Lewis' childhood and his literary legacy and shows us how, in the end, despite grief and grievous doubts, Lewis' faith shone through. Shadowlands was also a BAFTA-winning BBC film, a stage play by William Nicholson, and a feature film.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for those who love biographies.

  • By catherine on 03-06-12

A must read for those who love biographies.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-12

Any additional comments?

David Suchet's narration of Shadowlands was a stellar performance. I enjoyed the straight forward way the writer presented the topic and the clarity in which the story was told. - I can't stand bio's that drone on with no purpose other than to drone on !

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Legacy

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

At the age of 38, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book on the women’s suffrage movement that she will finish - someday. Someday is Brigitte’s watchword. Someday she and Ted, a rising star in the field of archaeology, will clarify their relationship. Someday she will have children. Someday she will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte’s life is jolted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Was Left Wanting

  • By Teahouse Fox on 11-01-10

Legacy

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-10

Absolutely predictable plot lines. My ears began to bleed as the hapless heroine began to figure out what to do with her life. - The heroine, who according to the author's description was very bright, working on her advanced degree and writing a book on woman's voting issues only appeared to this reader that she hadn't a clue about reality. - I should have been aware that the author only pumps out the same cookie cutter story lines. Only the names get changed.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful