The storyline was just alright. I stuck with the book until the end, but I was not overly excited about it. Really enjoyed the Red Tent, thought this book might possibly be just as good, but it wasn't. Didn't really care about the characters-and the narrator(s) seemed to be in a state of constant depression. This was the tone they were going for, but it got tiring after awhile.
No. This is the first book from Audible I could not finish. Apparently, there is more than one narrator, I wouldn't know, I could not make it through the first narrator's monotone reading. How does one make murder, assasinations, flight and even sex boring? Well listen to the first part of this book and you will get the answer.
Maybe reading the actual book, as others have suggested.
I was excited by the thought of the subject matter of this book, it was the off-putting nature of the first narrator that caused me to stop listening. I might give it another try in the future... maybe skip ahead and see what the other narrators sound like.
It's been a long time since I've read a book this strong. It will be a favorite. And the voices of the narrators are perfect in the portrayals of their characters. I've always been a fan of Alice Hoffman, but this one is by far her best yet. Don't miss it.
I've read several of Alice Hoffman's other books and enjoyed them greatly. But "The Dovekeepers" was truly awful. It's full of factual errors. I found myself constantly wincing every time she got things wrong. Hoffman should stick to what she knows about.
I really wanted to like this book, especially being Jewish and interested about Masada. But it is relentingly sad and goes from bad to worse. I only got halfway through the first part and had to stop as it is just too, too depressing, and apparently only gets worse, which I learned from reading other reviews. It is interesting but that's not making up for making me feel miserable all day after listening to it!
Sadness and depression
Yes, I quite liked the story, especially how it was told from the perspective of 4 different women.
Beautifully written and intriguing historical fiction. Great story/stories intertwined with a lovely albeit heart wrenching ending.
This story was not only hard to listen to but I thought I would go insane from the narrator's voice. It is sad, draining and depressing. I stopped listening to it before I finished the first part!
This book was amazing, the characters were so engaging
I could not pick a favorite
No I haven't listened to any others of these narrators
Where the lion sleeps
The setting of the story gives a rare and intriguing glimpse of history from a women's point of view true to Alice Hoffman's style. The characters are richly developed and you can't help but fall in love with them.