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What made the experience of listening to Waiting for the Boatman (Afternoon Drama) the most enjoyable?
It's a short piece masterfully written and gorgeously performed. Like all great short pieces, it manages to deliver a tremendous amount with powerful brevity.
What other book might you compare Waiting for the Boatman (Afternoon Drama) to and why?
The pathos of this piece remind me of Jeanette Winterson's The Passion. Although the form of the prose, as intended for an "afternoon drama", is quite unlike anything else I've listened to.
What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?
He's absolutely stunning. His voice conveys incredible depth and a wide range of emotions: longing, pain, recognition, obsession, surprise, regret, resignation... I hung on to every word. How delightful to see him shine in a serious drama/literary piece.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I listened to it twice in two days. Each time a somewhat different facet is revealed. The poignancy of the prose and the mastery of the actor(s) make this piece unforgetable.
Any additional comments?
Timeless theme of love and passion. Magnificently written and breathtakingly performed.
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Listened to this because it was David Tennant. I like the way the story moves and the descriptions of the paintings and the artist's interactions through the eyes of the narrator. I listen to it often.
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