The World According to Garp
- Narrated by: Michael Prichard
- Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-30-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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"Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it....Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous....Brilliant, funny, and consistently wise; a work of vast talent." (The New Republic)
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By Sarrie on 06-10-11
What is up with this narrator?
This is one of my all time favorite books. I thought it would be great to have it in audio format. However, the experience is ruined by Michael Prichard's weird, flat, boring narration. Another reviewer likened it to the ancient nature films we used to watch in school back in the 70's and I agree. This book is so funny, sweet and touching and it is a crying shame to hear someone reading it as if it were a grocery list.
51 of 53 people found this review helpful
By Steve on 05-26-10
This book is due for a new production
Not sure what the earlier reviewer meant when they said that the narrator's dry tone was perfect for the subject matter. The style of narration reminds me of those ancient films they used to show us in biology back in high school. Ugh. Why not get Joe Barrett (Meany) or Grover Gardner (Ciderhouse) to do this book over? They were much more engaging and genuine. This book deserves that.
37 of 39 people found this review helpful