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An excellent narration by Martin Jarvis who has great skill in subtly changing his voice for various characters. I highly recommend this version of a great story
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
While the classic film is slightly different, in general it follows rather closely. but I was struck this time through by some of the literary/symbolic strengths that i had not noticed previously when i listened to it and it will add greater depth to the film as well upon next viewing. I think a nice "paper" could be written on the novel and perhaps a comparison piece. I've read/listened to almost all of Greene and have enjoyed them all and look forward to revisiting a couple of favorites. Similar to LeCarre in the sense that the novels are well written stylistically, and that there is more going on with the language and characters and symbolism than in run of the mill pop thrillers. Hope for Travels With My Aunt someday, very funny and a favorite that should be available.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about The Third Man?
The narration is excellent. The novel and film are so well known that it is difficult to believe that the narration would add an extra dimension to the work but, amazingly, Martin Jarvis narrates so well - the pace and tone is outstanding, that the tension and ambiance of the era is communicated so well.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Third Man?
Scene setting at the start is excellent.
What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The tone and pace is excellent throughout.
Any additional comments?
I thoroughly recommend this book. It is well narrated, the plot and characterisation excellent throughout.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I have read the book, seen the film and now heard the audio: wonderful reading of a marvellous book.