What listeners say about A Change of Gravity
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The listener as eavesdropper
This book is very easy on the ear - I enjoyed it even more than I did on the page. The dialogue is so natural and captivating, and is so well read, that I was sorry when the almost 20 hours in the company of the characters came to an end. I recommend it highly.
5 people found this helpful
But i go to 'work' to work hard, so this was not the pleasure i had hoped for. I can only describe this as an long rambling monologue that at no point grabed me or even interested me. After two years as a member this is the first time i have posted a negative review and as i said 'sorry!' but it's because it was so BAD.
1 person found this helpful
- Ken Ellison
Will it ever get there?
I am not halfway through this reading and despite returning to earlier chapters I am still finding it difficult to hear it as a coherent piece of story telling. I think the New York Times Critic's review was pretentious to say the least although I would agree with the 'linear' description! What an elegant way of saying that it hops about all over the place! I shall persevere and hope to be satisfied with the end result. I will report back!
Higgins is Great!
Another wonderful, discursive tale by perhaps the most underrated American novelist of the 20th century. Yes, there really is a plot. It just takes a little concentration to follow it through the thickets of dialogue that were Higgins's specialty.
3 people found this helpful
- Not Getting Any Younger
Too many words, too little story
Author seems to think that endlessly tedious descriptive passages can substitute for a plot. There is no discernible storyline, just a rambling and pointless narrative. If you are interested in this book, do yourself a favor and at least get the abridged version.