The Marriage Plot on Audio

The Marriage Plot (Audio)

For the past few months, I’ve been following up a read with its audio counterpart. I can’t do this for every book but when I do, I am always amazed at how it comes across on audio. Most times, I find the audio version to be good, if not better than the reading experience but that often has to do with the reader or the pacing of the book, etc. I find this practice particularly useful if a book went over my head.

Now in the case of The Marriage Plot, I loved it. Although the pace was a bit slow here and there, I appreciated the themes and how Eugenides handled his characters. You can read my review of the book here. That said, I am thinking that maybe the audio version would be even better.

Check out this clip provided by Macmillan Audio. Doesn’t it sound good?

Have you listened to the audio version? Did you like it?

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16 thoughts on “The Marriage Plot on Audio”

  1. I was wondering how this would be on audio. I’m listening to a book on audio right now that isn’t really keeping my interest anymore and I think it’s because the nature of the story just not lending itself to audio. But it’s what I would have assumed about this one too. I’ll keep this in mind for a future listen.

  2. I finished this one on audio a couple of weeks ago, and must tell you to go for it, because it was excellent. I loved the narrator’s perfect pitch and when I got to the end, I was so sad to be leaving the characters behind. I am still thinking about this one, and a lot of it had to do with the narration. Very cool that you might listen to this one.

  3. I read it, didn’t listen to the audio. There are very few books I’d want to listen to right after I’ve read them though. I’d have to really like the book. I think it’s an interesting way to get more out of the story though.

  4. That’s interesting to know that you sometimes find the audio so much better. When I listen to an audio, that is usually my sole experience with the book. I might have to do some comparisons!

  5. I’m beginning to realize that a good narrator can really elevate a book to be something even more special. It is an art. I would be hard-pressed to listen and read both to compare though.

    By the way, I’m listening to The Art of Fielding right now and loving it. The narrator is fantastic!

  6. I also have this one lined up to listen to on audio. I’m not familiar with the narrator, David Pittu. This will be my first Jeffrey Eugenides book, although I’ve been meaning to read Middlesex.

  7. Didn’t the female voices drive you crazy??? I couldn’t stand how he voiced Madeleine or her mother (or her sister or the girlfriend in Paris or…). UGH.

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