Mini review: Shutter Island – the audiobook

I don’t often read the book of the film – that has previously been reviewed here – but I was sufficiently intrigued that I gave the audiobook a try:

  • it is evident that the film is a pretty literal copy of the book, so you could choose either and still be satisfied
  • it shows that the more surreal aspects of the film come from the source
  • the more surreal aspects of the book can be very disconcerting in audio, which overall makes it more effective – I’m assuming that these passages in the printed version are presented in italics
  • the narrator does an excellent job – it is positively sinister.
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