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Would you consider the audio edition of The Lessons to be better than the print version?
I read about it on an Audie page. The performance is great, I am going to look up books by Jot Davies. And, the writing is top rate. The wording just tickles me, only way to describe it. I find myself in the car, listening and nodding at a great turn of phrase read by the brilliant Jot Davies.
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Where does The Lessons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very highly. It is an example of a book that I've enjoyed more as an audio than as a print book. The performance really brought it to life.
What other book might you compare The Lessons to, and why?
There is a range of semi-autobiographical books by contemporary authors, especially Jewish authors, available at the moment.
What about Jot Davies’s performance did you like?
Captured the different voices beautifully.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. I enjoyed absorbing the characters over a period of time.
Any additional comments?
Great book, great performance by narrator.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
NO, simply because I have struggled to get through the listen and have now decided not to bother with the end.
What could Naomi Alderman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Nothing. I just chose the wrong book. I have gay friends and a gay relative and have no problem with homosexuality as long as I don't have to view or listen to gay sexual scenes. I would be grateful if you would keep "gay" literature in that category to avoid this happening. There was also the fact that the story revolves around what would have been called "gay young things" in my time.......! Young students and their lives are not particularly interesting when you are nearly 70!
Would you listen to another book narrated by Jot Davies?
Maybe, but there was a sing-songyness and occasionally weird delivery that irritated me frequently. I did like the timbre of his voice, however. So, perhaps I might try again and see if he always reads in the same way.
Could you see The Lessons being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
Yes, I could but I wouldn't want to watch, thank you.
Any additional comments?
Please be more careful with your categories!
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