It was well-spent in that it satisfied my curiosity about the book, but the plot was a bit over the top for me.
She did a very good job differentiating the characters with accents and tone of voice. Unfortunately, the tone she gave to Mary Bennet made her sound like a woman in her 60's or 70's instead of a woman in her late 30's.
No, the over-the-top melodramatic plot was blech.
If you have grand romantic notions about the marriage between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, this novel will squash them.
Yes, great narrator.
Adolph Mongo. Pulled no punches. Every time he was mentioned I thought of Blazing Saddles.
The street tough attitude.
I'm from southeast Michigan. In my memory Detroit has been going downhill for a long time. When we would "go to the city", we'd drive 6 hours west to Chicago instead of an hour east to Detroit. It was good to get the story of Detroit from someone who lived there.
No unless you were planning a trip to Australia and wanted to know how the places names are spelled.
Jo Nesbo twists and turns a plot. Just when you think you know who did it - nope!
The different accents
No because I don't usually have 9 1/2 hours of uninterrupted time.
I would recommend the book because the performance is well done.
Can't think of one that stood out.
A whole lotta flashbacks
I've liked most of the books in this series, but this one and "The Sunrise Lands" are just a whole bunch of flashbacks. I wish he had just written a separate book about what happened back in Oregon/Washington while Rudy and the gang were traveling East.
Both needed an editor to cut sections.
Read this book after Anya Seton's "Katherine" so that the historical inaccuracies of Ms. Seton's book doesn't bother you.
One thing I did like about the book is that it explained the fall of Richard II and the rise of Henry IV
Ms. Weir went on tangents that didn't really belong in the book or may have been better in an appendix.
Interesting stories about the founding of our country as told by the founders wives and daughters. It only increased my respect for Dolly Madison.
The fact that women's charitable organizations had unmarried ladies be the treasurer so that a husband couldn't get his hands on their funds.
Almost any scene with Dolly Madison.
Men of vision and women of fortitude.
Cokie Roberts does a great job narrating her work.
I loved the studies that showed that trying to argue reason with a conservative is about as constructive as banging my head against a wall. It has steeply decreased by comments on Facebook. I have found humor is much more effective than facts.
Stop trying to argue reason with your conservative friends.
It isn't all conservative bashing. The author has positive things to say about conservatives and negative things to say about liberals.
Probably my sister who does too much
I realized that I was already embracing the lifestyle she spoke about.
The accent of the narrator was all wrong. Is he Australian, New Zealand, some sort of lower class English accent? The accent just grated on my nerves because I felt it did not mesh with the story.
What time period was this in? The same as the play? Modern? No clue
All the sexually frustrated Ophelia scenes
I found this book to be incredibly funny. I kept wondering, "Did her husband read this before it was published?"
Her mother, Bunny, had some of the greatest lines.
Looking at the fellowship hall of the Greek Orthodox church and figuring out how to have a wedding reception there.
I also read Tina Fey's book and this book is just as if not more funny.
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