Apostolic Christian. Love History.
I was really looking forward to this book but had to stop when the profanity became too bad. I wish there was a rating system for books!
I listen to and from work generally, but couldn't stop listening. ...great glimpse into 1699 Carolina territory as well. laughed, cheered, was shocked and elated. wonderful performance by narrator!
The narration was exceptional, M. Ballerini's cadence and voice characterizations added so much to the reading and I look forward to hearing more of his work.
Having more than one language and being familiar with some of those specific to the story, I think hearing was exactly as I would have expected to imagine the voices, had I read the physical book.
Several, a testament to M. McCammon's deft ability with creating empathetic characters.
I loved everything about this book. Already a fan of McCammon's work - Boys' Life is a story I've read at least twice and hope to listen again to the audio version - this was my introduction to his historical fiction and I'm hooked. The story was tight, well-detailed and flowed.
Very finely drawn characters. Very smart. Kept you guessing until the very end. Mystery finally unraveled bit by bit. Very satisfying end with all the questions answered.
First of all - Bravo to the narrator. What a stellar job. There are many characters to keep up with (I had to jot down notes at first) and Mr. Ballerini did so brilliantly. It was a fascinating exploration of an era with it's political, moral and spiritual leanings with a healthy dose of superstition. Sometimes shocking, sometimes creepy, this book has some areas that are really graphic and some injuries/ailments are described in gory detail. You are quickly sucked in to the fascinating story line and become anxious for a resolution. The plot takes refreshing, unexpected turns and I hope to read more from this author. Fantastic listening.
I have read very little about this period of American History. This is an enjoyable story, with good character development. Excellent narration in that it almost escapes the listener completely. Of the topics I am familiar with, there are noticeable gaps in accuracy. It is after all, a story.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
Another novel that I gave a try based solely on the popularity among my fellow audiobook listeners. A historical novel that failed to capture my interest. I bailed out after only two hours.
Edoardo Ballerini has a rich sonorous voice that is pleasant to listen to. His performance, however, is far too understated for the material. Such a period piece demands a more dynamic performance. Think Anthony Andrews in The Scarlet Pimpernel and you will know what kind of performance it would have taken to make this one entertaining for me.