The Light of Day
- Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
- Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-13-03
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Fascinating in its slow and revelatory accumulation of physical and emotional detail, tender and humorous, intense and suspenseful, The Light of Day is a tour-de-force journey into human emotions.
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By Mike on 09-29-03
A wordsmith no doubt.
Excellent book, a breath of fresh air in the musty chamber of the nearly good best sellers. Get it and prepare for a wonderful listen that will have you thinking of parallels and insights long before you know it :-)
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By Lori on 02-07-04
Amazing, both the reading and the writing
Light of Day has a stream-of-consciousness style, telling the story of a private detective who has fallen in love with an imprisoned murderess. The writing is powerful, full of wonderful observations on life. The reading, however, is even better--a masterful performance that brings the book to life.
The first two-thirds of this book are best, with some of the most remarkable writing I've come across. Swift delivers wonderful, inciteful observations and metaphors. He does lose steam in the final third, but only ends up stepping back to a more average level of writing.
What makes this audiobook remarkable is the reading by Graeme Malcolm. Malcolm's voice and reading style bring this quirky British detective alive, handling the complex stream-of-consciousness text masterfully.
The amazing combination made the first two-thirds of this book one of the best audiobook experiences I've had. If you only like plot-driven books, this one isn't for you. If you have any taste for something more, however, this book is well worth the time.
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