Great reading. Great book. I can highly recommend to anyone who loves a great mystery. If you are not familiar with Baroness James' work, you should be.
Hello from the Heart Land, Central Wisconsin. I've loved audio books for 28 yrs. Keep hands free for cooking, hobbies & more.
I was sure I would like it. So I got it. Love narrators' work. Characters unique and easy to
Discern...and there are a lot of them. Many just there for volumn to fill the museum and founding family to set stage. So disappointed by how s-l-o-w the plot was, that I could have wept! No murder until chapter 8, I think. Very laborious to get thru. I really wanted a Great book!
Very excellent indeed.
As above. Thanks
This book was on the list for the mystery club I attend which is why I bought it. I literally had to force myself to finish it. Otherwise I would have stopped after the first 2 hours. Why spend 15 minutes describing a room that 2 characters simply meet in for 30 seconds? Do we really need to hear the entire life history of each and every character no matter how minor a part they play in the story? The murderer is so improbable its laughable. I think this is just an 83 year old author who is riding on her past fame. Does she still have an editor? If so, this book would easily be 200 pages shorter. And that last scene where Adam's girlfriend reads his letter through the end of the book is enough to gag you. Gooey nonsense. Had this been P.D. James' first book, it would never have made it.
I agree with the reviews from Jc from Ashburn, VA and Suandrix from Lewis Center, OH. This was the worst book I "tried to listen to" that I can remember. After 2 hours, I couldn't take it anymore. This is the first time I writen a review as I thought it was that bad. While I was here, I also wrote a review for "Last Man Standing" which was long but excellent.
I gave this book two full hours of my time and was still asking myself, "When will the story really start?" Too many details make this a tedious tale. The characters seem more likely to be charactures. I couldn't make myself listen to the rest.