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When this book ended I thought there was some kind of mistake, so I listened to the last part again....how unsatisfactory. It's like the author just ran out of ideas and quit! I was waiting for it to get started.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox the most enjoyable?
Daniella Nardini's characterisation and interpretation
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox?
The most memorable moments were when Esme was removed to the hospital. The extraordinary unfairness of the law and the brutal conditions in mental hospitals at the time were graphically and movingly described
What does Daniella Nardini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The voices of the different characters, especially Kitty, which I think I would have found it hard to track through reading only
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I have been listening to talking books for over 15 years and this is one of the best readings I have heard. I was moved to tears.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
This certainly was the equivalent of a 'page turner' I could not stop listening. I love Maggie O'Farrel's writing, and was gripped by this latest novel. That said, I did feel that the ending of this novel was a little light weight.....I felt it ended just when it had really begun....Not, in my view, her best work, but still extremely well written and engaging.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I loved everything about this audiobook. The story is remarkable - full of tragedy, love, guilt and jealousy. The performance by Nardini was fantastic, transitioning seamlessly between characters. I didn't expect the ending at all.
Well worth a listen, I think.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great storyline enhanced by perfect Edinburgh accented narration .. was over all too quickly . Bizarre family secrets of pervious generation, who were unable to deal with an alternative intelligent female who did not conform.