Of Human Bondage

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rbjurnee on 04-18-11

You won't want it to end!

Simple in writing but it draws you in and makes you relate and remember experiences, feelings and situations in yourself and friends that are similar to the best and worst characters in the story. It wraps up a little quicker then I expected after such a long audio but it's probably the best book I've heard to date and has had me thinking and rethinking situations, events in my own life. It was a fantastic listen!

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Brian Abel Ragen on 04-04-15

Good Story of a Wounded Man

This is an excellent Bildungsroman, if you don't mind a central figure who is more buffeted by the ideas and actions of others that the active agent in his own life.

The reading is good, except for the voice adopted for the Mildred character. That was like something out of a much more comic performance.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 03-07-16


Main character provokes very little sympathy, and narration is not suited to audiobooks (as other have commented, narrator faded off dramatically at the end of sentences).

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By nancy udell on 10-15-15

Reader is terrible

Would you try another book from W. Somerset Maugham and/or Steven Crossley?

I loved the Razor's Edge and the reader there was wonderful but I will NEVER read another book narrated by Crossley. He varies his volume extremely and drops very low and soft at the end of some words, so much so that I cannot follow his rendition. I had to ask for a credit and get the other reader.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Changmin Sun on 01-27-15

One of the best stories

I cannot believe that the novel was published in 1915. Humans haven't evolved very much in the last 100 years as i could relate so well to the emotions expressed in the book!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By joan b hickey on 12-06-11

Great book, reader not good for the car

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was good, except he drops his voice at the end of sentences, so it's no good unless you're in a very quiet place. Even then , I didn't catch everything

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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