I mostly enjoyed this book. While I like the character, Lord John Grey whom I first encountered in the Outlander series, and I love the way Diana Gabaldon spins a good story, this one had a few flaws. First, I could have done without so much explicit male/male sexual detail. Second, I lost track of some of the characters and actually referred back to previous chapters to review their places in the plot. I think the narrator might have been able to help me more in this - while I enjoyed his reading of the book, and the voice he used for Lord John, I thought he was a bit inconsistent in the voices he used for the various characters. And third, I felt deprived when the book ended abruptly with a summary of what could have been a fully developed story line. Nonetheless, I couldn't put the book down while it lasted, think this book important in understanding the character of Lord John Grey, and look forward to the next in the series.
Avid reader and audiobook listener; I love paranormal lit, mysteries, historical fiction, romance, Brit-crime novels and thrillers.
Why not get a narrator that can do a decent Scottish accent? I have no other complaints about his reading or his portrayal of Lord John, but Jeff Woodman's clumsy attempts to voice Jamie Fraser (and the other Scottish characters) were extremely distracting (I sincerely hope he doesn't narrate "Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner" which I understand has MUCH Scottish dialog since Jamie is a main character in that much anticipated release). I am a huge fan of the "Outlander" series of which the "Lord John" series is a spin-off. IMHO, this is the best book in the "Lord John" series so far. All of the books are good, but should definitely be for adults only since they deal with M/M relationships (Lord John Gray is homosexual). If you like a good mystery and are a fan of historical fiction you may like this series.
Fantastic narrator as usual! Fascinating and provocative glimpse into Seven year's war politics, set against a web of interpersonal relationships.
As a long time audible customer who can remember the first servers and the need to download small parts of books to a small pre mp3 player I am really embarrassed.
I got my wife a zen and logged her into my account so she could download a title for her own enjoyment.
The male to male sex really upset her.
She read the audible posted information and thought she was getting a romance historical title.
oppppppppps that is not what it is
I did not think to tell her to read some reviews. She listened to the sample audio and bought the book.
Audible needs a better book description or rate the title.
This is a xxxxxx title and should be described as such.