For today, Jen prepared a surprise, and it is a meme! We are all supposed to answer the following questions:
I hesitated to get to this book, as some readers were saying this was too focused on the ambassador’s daughter. I actually enjoy it very much, it’s fantastic about the historical context.
The narrator though, could be a bit more engaging. He reads with a very neutral and unchanging tone of voice, according to me, and it might be boring for some people.
Most recent favorite audiobook:
This is what I said about the narration in my review:
“A word first on the narration.
I had enjoyed a lot the voice of the narrator Simon Slater in Wolf Hall, so I was a bit hesitating, seeing that they had chosen a different narrator for the sequel Bring Up The Bodies. If you have experience with audiobooks for a series, you may have your ear accustomed to associate one character with one voice.
After my first dislike on the change, I realized how excellent Simon Vance. He’s so stunning at changing his voice for each character. There are lots of dialogs in this book, with several characters involved, and it is really incredible how the narrator can so quickly switch from one to the other, with a different voice, different tone, different accent sometimes – though I have to say I preferred how Simon Slater had represented the voice of Anne Boleyn and the French ambassador, but these are strictly personal preferences.”
Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently:
Before listening to Bring Up The Bodies, I had no idea why all this hype about Simon Vance, and I am always very careful when people sound crazy about a book or a narrator.
Well, now I understand, see above comment. I saw he narrated also The Return of The Native, and I am curious to see what he did with this classic.
One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist:
Hmm, so far, I was putting together everything in a TBR list, but thanks Jen, I have now to separate, as I know for instance that I want to listen to, and not read this one, because of the unanimous comments of my co-bloggers:
Your audio dream team (what book or author would you LOVE to see paired with a certain narrator, can already exist or not):
Give me this pair, and I will listen AGAIN to The Forgotten Garden!
Caroline Lee was an excellent narrator, but I would love that pair!
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