LISTENER

Peponi

London, United Kingdom
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 158
  • ratings
  • The Unconsoled

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narcissism, ADD, Kafka, and regret intertwined

  • By Anthony on 24-03-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Terrifically well written, of course, but too boring and slow paced for me. Couldn’t even finish it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289

Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Hand Picked By Tartt- Outstanding!

  • By Tara Mcgrath on 02-12-13

Absolutely brilliant! Best book since Shantaram!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The characters in this story have real depth and tge entire storyline is fascinating and engaging.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Goldfinch?

There are too many memorable moments to pick out just one.

Have you listened to any of David Pittu’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, most certainly and for several days I could barely wait to get back to listening!

Any additional comments?

The subtlety and finesse of Donna Tartt's writing is in a league above most others.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful