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Mr. Jw Perks

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Brilliant performance

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-20

A brilliant performance of an epic story managing to capture its complexities and compelling narrative.

Romantic classic - a tale of frustrated love

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-16

Michael Maloney manages to capture in his reading a necessary clarity. He matches Flaubert's transparent prose perfectly with an unmannered reading giving space to consider the story and enjoy the unfolding tale of frustrated love.

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A necessary thread

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Reviewed: 06-03-16

Professor James Heffernan provides a necessary thread to navigate the labyrinth of Joyce's novel. A brilliant introduction and guide. My appreciation of Ulysses is greater as a consequence of listening to the course chapter by chapter. Yes!

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A visitor to another culture

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Reviewed: 02-01-16

This story is about an outsider joining a community and falling in love with a woman and the spirit of the place. A short book it's an intense listen and one to persevere with.
The reader voices one important character - a sort of village elder - and the reading is well paced and enjoyable. This is a book I'll revisit. Don't be put off by the book 'jacket'!

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Delightful novel

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Reviewed: 30-12-15

This book was warmly read and well voiced with a diversity of characterisation. The story itself is a heartwarming tale of redemption and loss with a small circle of well drawn characters.

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Classic despite the unexpected philosophising

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Reviewed: 27-12-15

Loved this book. Totally engaging from start to finish expertly characterised by Neville Jason. Tick on this years audio bucket list. 70 odd hours of listening pleasure.

Great and thoughtful Russian classic

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Reviewed: 11-09-15

Well read without the need to voice act this tale might be the first psychological crime novel. I could not imagine how it would end. I came to the story with no preconceptions and really enjoyed the portrait of a man in moral conflict. The reader caught the spirit of the translation perfectly.

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Russian materpiece read with aplomb

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Reviewed: 16-08-15

What made the experience of listening to The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition] the most enjoyable?

Characterisation without resorting to cod accents

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]?

The narrator bought the story alive and the listening time flew. It is a fascinating story masterly weaving many themes.

What about Constantine Gregory’s performance did you like?

Good pacing. Great characterisation.

Any additional comments?

Another brilliant Naxos unabridged novel in the Russian canon. Highly recommended. Never did it drag or bore - Mr Gregory caught the spirit of the novel in his marvellous reading.

8 people found this helpful

Up T'North

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Reviewed: 18-01-15

Where does North and South rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In my top ten.

What did you like best about this story?

I though I could predict which way this one was going to go. I was wrong. Excellent and thought provoking novel about disparity.

What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

Vocal acting bought the book alive.

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

Yes. I was hooked.

Tyler's own favourite

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

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

Brilliant novel well read and characterised.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant?

None of the characters were drawn as simplistically black or white, from motivations to action. I listened to the book and went from liking to disliking each person in turns. Ultimately, I finished the book and felt it was well rounded. Tyler's writing was perceptive and powerful.

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

Suzanne characterised the children and Pearl so well.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book was very touching and the ending was unexpected but not contrived.

Any additional comments?

Tyler's best novel.

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