Top positive review
AUDIO BOOK, TOLD BRILLIANTLY BY ELEANOR BRON
on 14 October 2014
A purchase to listen in my car on long car journeys.
Eleanor Bron is the story teller, she is absolutely brilliant.
Two families caught up in business, in the periods of WW1 and WW2, set in France.
Irene Nemoirovsky, the author, writes with perceptions of how the characters feel about their particular circumstances, and the mores of those times.
Those pressures are recognisable today.
I sometimes feel she "skips", and misses potential in depth descriptions and stories that could have been told.
So much so, I repeatedly checked I had the unabridged version!
Nevertheless, it is the sort of family saga, that could lend itself to a major dramatisation series, if padded out that bit more.