I'm surprised that I'm only the second person to rate this wonderful audio book as I'm sure it's destined to become a best seller. The story is quite 'Sue Townsendesque' but none the worse for that. A profoundly moving and beautifully narrated story that now probably takes pride of place as being my favourite Audible selection so far. It's a shame I can't give it 6 stars!
I've never read any Nevil Shute before and I thoroughly enjoyed this. A terrifically engaging story superbly brought to life by the narrator. The only slight niggle is that you do need to be prepared to accept the borderline racism as being 'of its time'.
I do agree with other reviewers that the way in which the story is narrated (i.e. a woman impersonating a child) isn't easy to get used to. However, this is not a book that you would want to miss out on reading so unless you are going to read the paper version, I would say that it is definitely worth putting up with the narration as you do get used to it.
Another book that I've often thought of reading but have just never got around to. The superb narration really brings the book to life in such a way that I don't think anyone could fail to enjoy it.
This is a book that I've meaning to get around to reading for years. I now wish I had sooner. Really superb.
Obviously a classic so not much for me to add really. I must admit, I did find Stephen Hoye's narration a little bit too 'angst ridden' but that may well just be me.
As the title says, very much like listening to a Coen brothers film; if you like their films, you will love this. Be warned, there are some fairly gruesome bits.
A great listen - perhaps a little long-winded but a great listen. I will definitely go on to give Sarah Waters' other books a try.
I found the writing in this one incredibly over-wrought and florid, almost laughably so at some points. You are left with the impression of the narrator as being a pompous prat - which may well be the intention but it makes it a bit hard to stick with. The last hour or so is stunning, however.
I've not given Jonathan Coe a go before - I'm not sure why really. However, after listening to this one, I'll definitely be working my way through the rest of his books. Superbly narrated by Colin Buchanan.
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