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Rosalind

London, United Kingdom
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  • Mountolive

  • The Alexandria Quartet
  • By: Lawrence Durrell
  • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Beginning with the affair of a young David Mountolive with the mother of Nessim and Narouz, this novel recounts his development and career as a diplomat, and finally places the materials previously seen in Justine and Balthazar in a different context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mountolive

  • By Flossie16 on 14-11-11

Unable to finish

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

Reviewed: 02-10-14

I agree with the reader from Northampton - I wasn't able to continue listening to this book because of the ghastly narration. The voices he gave to the characters were ludicrous, and the main narration was ridiculously 'posed'. I've given one stars all round because I haven't listened to more than an hour of it. I would love to hear it read properly.

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  • Long Summer Day

  • By: R F Delderfield
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Paul Craddock is still young when he is invalided out of the army after the Boer War and he discovers the neglected estate of Shallowford in a secluded corner of Devon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, absorbing listen

  • By Rosalind on 17-04-12

Wonderful, absorbing listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-12

Lose yourself in this evocation of a 'golden' era in the self-contained world of a Devon estate in the 1900s. Great writing, absorbing story-telling. 27 hours long, and at Hour 24, I can't bear to think of it ending. Lively narration with good character diffentiation. Please 'do' the other two books quickly - otherwise, I'll have to 'read' them!

24 of 24 people found this review helpful