santee, CA, United States | Member Since 2009
I usually love Baldacci's audiobooks but this one for me was just ok. The story was kind of slow and I really didn't care for Ron McClarty's reading. He doesn't do a good British accent and he wasn't consistent with it. I know I have liked him before because he has read several other Baldacci books.
I always have high expectations when it comes to Baldacci. He's awesome almost always. This story was just ok for me. I may have liked it better if it were read by Scott Brick. Ron McLarty sounds different than a few years ago. I actually listened to most of it at double speed because he was reading so slow.
I didn't enjoy this installment as much as the first. It was tedious listening for most of the book. Not much action. I still want to hear the next book though.
Lots of surprises here! I wish Audible had the Roy Dotrice edition of Book 4. I decided to wait for it rather than hear it read by someone else.
I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first and I'm actually liking Roy Dotrice's voice more. I still get lost amongst the seemingly hundreds of different characters though! I feel I need a book to explain the book!
I'm nearly done and I must say I'm enjoying it, for the most part. I do feel that I need an index of characters so I can learn them all. It can get confusing at times. Roy Dotrice is a good reader but he makes every character sound like an old man. There's not much change from person to person either. Certain characters stand out but I think I could be enjoying the story more with a younger sounding British accent.
I was excited at the prospect of a fun series but after hearing the first book, I don't think I want to continue. I just couldn't warm up to the main character, Betsy. She is really irritating! Too whiny and sarcastic. She sounds more like a teenager than a 30 yr. old. After reading some of the other reviews on the other books, it sounds like she doesn't develop in character much. Oh, well!
This is one of my favorite series and I hope there will be many more to follow with Johanna Parker reading!!
I love the Amelia Peabody series! I hope Ms. Peters continues it awhile longer with Barbara Rosenblatt reading. She really brings the characters to life!
I really loved all these books and can't wait for the movie ! (U.S. version)
I really enjoy books of this genre - historical fiction and mysticism - but this book was kind of drawn out at times. Maybe an unabridged version would have been better? I did like the way that the characters in the past and present were similar to each other. All in all, I felt like I was left sort of flat at the end.
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