Érase una vez el relato de un hombre con una vida muy particular, pero hombre al fin, esa es la única condición que lo dejaría vivir, de no ser por un error “humano” que lo hace extraño y temible. Sin embargo lo que para el fue una gran ventaja se torna en un tormento, la posibilidad de ver todo sin ser visto, ¿hasta donde? En apariencia no hay limites, y con todo esto el relato no parece sino el deseo de redimir aquello que hizo mal, eso que posee, para su época es un mal (no se como seria para este), porque es diferente. El hombre invisible representa todo sentimiento e inquietud por ver, escuchar, juzgar, y salir ilesos de cualquier reacción contraria a estos actos, decir que se trata algo fuera de lo normal sonaría absurdo, el curiosear se torna casi natural y necesario, se convierte en un motivo y razón para muchos. Pero la invisibilidad es algo poco “razonable” y descabellado, pero el hombre se caracteriza por adaptarse, no obstante también los problemas parecen adaptarse.
Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
Would you consider the audio edition of El hombre invisible [The Invisible Man] to be better than the print version?
Not a very fair question. Some people prefer to read, some people prefer to listen. I can listen to an audiobook while I bike or while I'm doing something else where holding a book, phone, or Kindle would be inconvenient.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Who else....the Invisible Man. (Spoiler) I hate the fact that HG Wells turned him into a villain at the end, because with everything he goes through in the story, you can't help but sympathize with him. It seems like he suffers calamity after calamity, and I was almost angry at Kemp for his betrayal. Griffin needed help; he was clearly a brilliant mind that needed and deserved the chance to redeem himself.
Which scene was your favorite?
My favorite scenes were the ones that took place in the beginning, when Griffin is still a mysterious figure to us readers, and also the part where he is recounting his biography to Kemp.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not really. It's not that kind of a book, written more in the style of a newspaper article, rather than a comedy or a tragedy.
Any additional comments?
The production for this recording could have been better. Aparicio fumbles at least one sentence that I caught, but that should've been edited out, and there are also times when you can hear a door closing and a bottle being opened.That being said, Enrique Aparicio is an EXCELLENT narrator. I really wish he was as prolific a reader in Spanish as Scott Brick is in English. His voice is so soothing, yet intriguing, and his pronunciations are very clear.