One Good Turn
- Narrated by: Robin Atkin Downes
- Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-25-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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"[With] crackling one-liners, spot-on set pieces, and full-blooded cameos...this [is yet] another absorbing character study from the versatile, effervescent Atkinson." (Publishers Weekly)
"In One Good Turn...the deft and tricky British author Kate Atkinson shows again, in her inimitable bleakly funny way, how much easier it is to explain a death than to solve a life." (The New York Times Book Review)
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By Anne-Marie on 05-01-11
I did not notice that this was abridged when I downloaded it. Having just finished listening to Atkinson's wonderfully vibrant Case Histories, I couldn't believe how dull the characters in this book were and how flat the story. Then I noticed the word "abridged." I checked out the full length book on CD from my local library, downloaded it and listened. You want to know how they cut an almost 11 hour story down to 5? They take out all character development. You know, the stuff that make you care about the characters? Their history, the things that allow you to become emotionally engaged...This is a great story and the narration, both the abridged and unabridged, are spot on.
I won't be fooled again. Avoid the abridged version like the plague.
35 of 35 people found this review helpful
By Victoria on 01-11-12
The Cliff Notes version
Kate Atkinson is a wonderful writer and I've listened to all her other books. But this abridgement eliminates the richness of the writing, leaving behind only a fast-forward series of plot elements. Not worth the money.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful