He should learn how people fom Detroit pronounce the street names. And he just sounds so sarcastic all the time. The characters are lousers enough, then his interpretations makes them worse.
I tried and tried with this book. I kept thinking it would get better. But the characters and their attitudes and activities are repulsive in a way. Boring, for certain. Couldn't finish it. A waste of money and time. I listened to one Leonard book and enjoyed it. Then a second which was just ok. But this one, yuk. I'm from Detroit, so the narrator's mispronunciations of the streets and areas was annoying. Would it be so hard to get it authentic?
It is a well plotted, intriguing story linked to Canadian history told in a way that unfolds realistically but still surprisingly. No gimmicks.
The ending, when the plot takes a turn you don't expect, but still follows perfeclly from the story elements.
Setting up the intrusion into the Surete's computer system. All the characters' reactions were so authentic -- true to their personalities and characters. And the tension is palpable.
Deception and corruption, loyalty and family secrets.
Superb narration of a large group of characters; you get to know them all....
Superb history story
Cromwell, of course. The author and narrator combine to humanize him and the mid 1500s as no other account I have ever read.
This is the first time I have heard him. But now I will look for him.
I like to take Cromwell out, but he might be bored.
This should be required reading in any college English or Western European history course.
I would not recommend this version -- the reader is overly dramatic and the author too self indulgent. The story is interesting and deserves a good editor and better reader.
I like long books, so I chose the 8 hour version and regretted it the first day. Still, in the long slog thru this there are fascinating facts and perspectives.
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