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The narrator's accent was grating and distracting. Once you get past the accent the story is beautifully told though. Wonderfully descriptive text.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Bricks That Built the Houses to be better than the print version?
Yes - Kate's reading is part of the lyrical mastery of this production. Her delivery and character portrayal are just outstanding.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Pete's birthday at the pub, becasue it is the perfect climax to the setup.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
So many moments that moved me! Her character portraits are mu favourite thing about her writing.
Any additional comments?
I honestly think that listening to Kate Tempest is like what it must have been listening to Shakespear at the time - her word economy, and detailed picture painting is phenomenal. This is an unpredictable and exciting first novel which I inhaled as it was so good.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
The Bricks that Built the Houses is amazing. I loved everything about it. I loved the setting, modern-day London. Tempest breathes life into the city and I could practically hear, smell and taste it. I loved the characters as well. They are all wonderfully formed, made of flesh and bone. I loved them all and wanted everything to work out for them. The plot is great as well, gritty and compelling. I really like Tempest’s prose style. The Bricks that Built the Houses is vivid and full of rich detail. I LOVED this book and will gush about it for months to come. Amazing!