I usually hate abridged books so making a recommendation to abridge a book is a hard one for me. However, I found that this book spent too much time reworking subplots that had already been told. The writing was engaging enough to continue to listen but I found myself hitting the fast forward but button on occasion. A good listen while hanging out in the garden, walking or driving but definitely not a page turner.
This book did not disappoint. The writing was wonderful, narration excellent and the story had some interesting developments. I like slow paced books that envelop the reader. This is one of those books. However, the ending was not satisfying and seemed rushed. Perhaps a deadline was looming.
This is not a "page-turner" but is a well paced, well written novel. The narration is somewhat confusing at times with miss-placed accents but one gets used to it.
This book was well written so listening to it was so enjoyable. It was not a fast-paced book but the writing and time taken to develop the characters made the book a good listen. No problem with the narrator.
The writing is so good and the story builds wonderfully. If you are looking for formula writing this book is not for you.
Listening to this book is so intense you do not want to rush through it. It is a series of stories that unfold like a string of iridescent pearls. I cannot wait to finish listening so I can start at the beginning again. Give this book the time it deserves. It is a literary masterpiece.
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