He's not the kind of reader to 'act out' a book for the recording (i.e. yell when the character is yelling, for example), thank God. I prefer to experience the audiobook more as I would reading a book - where it is I who adds the emphasis in my mind. Scott does an excellent job of standing back from the material and letting it work itself. Although he does add subtle nuance and occasional accent shifts for different characters, it never gets heavy-handed.
An Object of Beauty is set in the New York art world, a world Martin knows well, being a famous art collector himself. The characters are not really likable, which can often lead me to put down a book and never return. But, somehow, as morally challenged as the main characters are in An Object of Beauty, the story works to keep you in suspense of what is to come, and be just generally entertained by Martin's writing. It's also an amazing primer on art appreciation, art history and the world of art collectors.
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