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A wonderful storyline with great character development and a plot of twists and turns with a wonderful undertone of life and love. A romance of reality .... love it❤❤❤
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Maybe someone without any expectations. I had so many and looked forward to finally reading it and was surprised to find that it was quite boring. I know it's not allowed to say that about this great book but that is how I felt. I was surprisingly bored
What was most disappointing about Colleen McCullough’s story?
One expects so much from these modern classics. It is one of those rare books which has the ultimate humiliation of being surpassed by its film adaptaion. it. I watched it in the eighties when I was a child and was still only learning English but I could not get over it. I'm not a film person and I sleep through most movies. I recently slept through the Da Vinci Code movie but I'd stay awake until 3am reading the book. So I was really surprised when the book disappointed me so much. The story was just not as engaging as I had thought it wasd going to be. It turned out to be a very love ordinary story unlike what it is pitched as. There is nothing memorable about this book
What didn’t you like about Greta Scacchi’s performance?
Its not that it was particularly bad. It just wasn't memorable
What character would you cut from The Thorn Birds?
Thats just it. None of the characters were engaging enough for me to truly care about loving or hating them.
Any additional comments?
It just wasn't for me I guess. My expectations were too high and it disapointed me. I expected a book in stakes of Grapes of Wrath or The Picture of Dorian Gray but it falls far short and is just a book that I forgot as soon as I finished it.
What would have made The Thorn Birds better?
It felt like there was massive areas missed out.
Would you ever listen to anything by Colleen McCullough again?
I love this story, but it just felt massacred!
What does Greta Scacchi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Brilliantly narrated! The voices really brought the characters to life!
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
I hated this version of a fantastic story!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I had not realised this was an abridged version, having read the Thorn Birds 3 times previously - it has always been one of my favourite books, however, I was disappointed that it was not the full version. It was read beautifully - I just wished it had been the full version.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A surprisingly captivating story which I really enjoyed as a new resident of Australia I enjoyed hearing about now familiar scenery, animals and culture and enjoyed it all the more for that.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I just loved this book! I had seen the film & thought that might ruin it but it didn't! Congratulations to Colleen McCullough!
Greta read this book magnificently!