Comments: 12
I've been meaning to read this since the Scorsese film was released...finally got a copy a couple of weeks ago.
I love that Scorsese movie.
Char's Horror Corner 3 years ago
Me three! I still think it's worth a read, just the same.
I heartily recommend the David Horovitch narration -- it's out of this world ... conveys a whole extra gut-punch level to the novel.
Char's Horror Corner 3 years ago
If I ever see it available at my library, I would re-listen with a different narrator. This one just wasn't for me, and I'm sure I missed subtle things here and there, because I wasn't as attentive to every little word.
It's such a pity to have a book like this ruined by a sub-par narrator. :(
Char's Horror Corner 3 years ago
Agreed! Luckily, I still enjoyed the story. The narrator might be just fine to someone else, you know how these things go.
True! Well, I'm glad you could enjoy the story as such at least ...
Portable Magic 3 years ago
That's good to know about the narrator. My library has the one read by Lorna Raver, but I see Audible has about a half-dozen versions with different narrators.
Bark at the Ghouls 3 years ago
Too bad the narrator wasn't the best. They really can take a great book and break it. Good thing you were still able to enjoy the story.
Char's Horror Corner 3 years ago
I think it was my love of Wharton's writing and observations that pulled me through.