I just couldn't get into it, I'm not sure if it was the narrator or the story, or both. The narrator has a very proper british accent, and makes all the men sound like pompous buffoons, and the women sound like mrs marple. The writing style wasn't to my taste and when the concept crashed headlong into my plausibility filter I had to switch off.
Well read, and engaging. I just wasn't expecting a romance novel. Once hearts started throbbing and the sex scenes started I realised. I wouldn't have bought this book had I known it was a romance novel, but I listened through the whole thing. It has elements of thriller, but that is really a side show to the love stories.
If you want a love story with steamy sex scenes, this is the story for you.
I can't comment on the story, I made it in 10 minutes before I had to turn it off. The narration is just horrible. The narrator sounds bored and half asleep, drawing out the last word of every sentence, and whispering half of it. He reads the book like a fireside horror story, and the tone he sets is incredibly out of place.
I just couldn't listen to it.
I'm only giving it two stars because I've enjoyed the other Sharpe books, and assume the story of this second one is as good as them.
This series was reccommended to me by a friend, so this is the first Sharpe story I have read.
I really enjoyed it, the story is good action fun from page one, and is populated with great characters. It reminds me a lot of the Hornblower series, and is set in the same historical period, but the story takes place in India in the british army.
I'm looking forward to working my way through the series.
Well written and well read. The story meanders a little and isn't a simple story arc. I found it a little hard to figure out who the main character was, and who I was supposed to identify with, but I'd listen to this one a couple times, so I think it is worhty of full marks.
I expected a thriller, but it is a very religious book, all about christianity. It is one of those books you read and reconsider the way you are living your life. I'd put it next to books like Siddhartha or the Celestine Prophecy.
Pretty light entertainment. Nothing to deep, doesn't take itself to seriously. Well read
A real thought provoker, some of the sections made me wish i had a written version so I could absorb it slower.
Still room for action fun though.
Shares virtually no similarities to the movie in content or tone.
Thouroughly enjoyed it. Some great suspense in parts and a fascinating take on the vampire legend.
If you like plausibility in your sci fi fantasy, you'll like this one.
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