Staring at the Light

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21 Apr 2007 15:54 #1109381254 by tosca
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Hi inspector,

Glad you are enjoying the Sixth Lamentation and enjoyed Gardens of the Dead. I have just begun to listen to Staring at the Light by Frances Fyfield. Sometimes with the audiobooks I need to hear the first disc or chapter a couple of times just to establish the characters clearly, but I'll post a comment on this one WHEN I've finished listening - 10 discs in total!

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21 Apr 2007 17:18 #1109381255 by inspector
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Hi Tosca,

then I shall wait for your information:) . Perhaps I hear it later too. But now I first try to understand "the sixth lamentation" and after this I shall hear "far from the madding crowd" (12 CDs:unsure: :lol: ).

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22 Apr 2007 03:18 #1109381260 by TERRILOVE
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I just found this one...do be warned if you are sensitive to very graphic stories...
you may want to be careful when you listen to this one...as the review on here said,
it may not be best to listen to before going to sleep.
I did find some of the situations and characters very unpleasant...this story made me very emotional....
I felt it was a very shocking and graphic story...but on the whole, it's very interesting and I hope Nat will get to read more by this author on audiobooks.
I really enjoy the Sarah Fortune character in this.
If you need something riveting to listen to, this is the right choice...if you're ready for graphic descriptions, and not of a very sensitive disposition.
(I do have a friend who is very sensitive and it's not the kind of thing I'd suggest for her.)
I am trying to imagine this one as a film...I could see Danny DeVito in this one,
as villain...
Susan Sarandon could be a wonderful Sarah Fortune...

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01 Jul 2007 20:52 #1109381824 by inspector
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Hi,:)
at first I read this book in German language. -Surely an easy way:blush: -. Now I have started hearing the audio. Right away on the first CD I was impressed by Nat’s reading and especially by his “fireworks”:ohmy: and I have laughed :laugh: when Sara (he too) sings to the sound of her radio. I think the next days will be wonderful by hearing the whole story.

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24 Sep 2008 06:18 #1109385594 by tigger
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Heavens, what a story! Ouch! I, too, really liked the character of Sarah, but ended up being ambivalent about just about everyone else (except Johnny - ugh!).

Be warned about disc no. 9, though, folks: it's not for everyone.

Nonetheless, I was totally riveted, and was impatient every day to return to the story. Now that's good storytelling.

Does anyone know of other books by Frances Fyfield? (I wonder what makes her tick, writing such a story...)

Tigger

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24 Sep 2008 07:14 #1109385597 by sweetlittlepixie
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Haven't listened to this one for quite some time, and as you say, you need to feel strong enough!

I did read another Frances Fyfield ages ago but can't recall its title. It was totally different to 'Staring..' but very well constructed nevertheless.

Pixie

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