The story was fast paced and I liked the characters as well as the historical backdrop.
It seemed to me a bit like Philippa Gregory meets Dan Brown though not as well written as Gregory or as exciting as Brown.
At first I found Barber annoying and she made Joanna annoying plus all her men sounded exactly the same, but I got used to her in the end and just enjoyed the story.
I'm not sure dinner would be my choice of date.
This book is fun, entertaining light hearted fun. Nothing too deep, clever or original, but if you want some light entertainment and you enjoy a bit of historical fiction and a mystery this is worth a go.
Never got around to the print version which is why I chose the audible version, The audible version is fantastic though!
Its scope. There was so much to this story, it isn't one thing or the other really. There is something here to appeal to everyone I think. I also loved its upbeat feeling. This is a not a story about being beaten.
It has taken me a long time to get around to this book. I am so pleased I finally got around to it. I jut couldn't stop listening.
Yes because Luke Daniels is such a good performer.
Oberon of course, he's funny and its great to hear a dog's thoughts.
Sorry, Oberon again.
This series always makes me laugh out loud and that's why I love them.
I love this series, yes some of the books don't have such good storylines as others, but overall they are fab and a great way to escape from the real world. They are such fun to listen to and I can't wait for the next installment. I never want this series to end!
I can't say I loved anything. The pace was pretty good and the storyline kept me mostly engaged although it felt like other stories of its type and not at all original. There was nothing to love.
The Nosferatu Scrolls.
The accents were appalling which made any parts of the story not involving Americans hard to stomach. Couldn't figure out why the British MI5 agent sometimes sounded slightly Scottish, other times Irish and then slipped into Dick Van Dyke cockney from time to time. This was the same for the Lancaster accent, ARRRGGHHH! The Spanish accents were off too.
This is a light Adventure story, fairly well paced, but a bit too interwoven in places and lacking something, I went with the flow and was entertained though annoyed by the narrators accents. I was surprised not to like the main character more, in fact, there aren't any really strong or likeable characters in this book. Perhaps that's what is missing?
I like the characters as I have all the way through the books, especially Macon and Link. Sadly though, even with the wonderful light relief of Link, this book was just too depressing. I want to escape into this kind of story, not be depressed.
I need chocolate and a glass of wine as now I'm depressed!
After Link Kills Abraham.
The same stars as the Beautiful Creatures Movie, but this shouldn't be made into Movie, again, I want an escape when I go to the Movies.
I loved the promise of this series and enjoyed the first two books, but the last two were just way to serious. The over all tone was too dark and depressing, there was too much death and sadness for me. I had to know what it was all about so finished the series, but in the end it was still sad and also an awful lot to get to a fairly weak conclusion.
I always listen to books while doing other things, so yes.
I'm not sure that I would. The characters just aren't strong enough, they don't make you care for them and the story is missing something.
Her squeaky voice, yuck.
This book seemed to have all the right ingredients, but in the end fell short of my expectations. It was ok, but I don't care enough about the characters or the story to try the next one.
Its fairy Tale like quality.
I had to get to the end of this book in order to find what on earth it was all about. I enjoyed the various twists and turns through time and the Fairy Tale quality of the story. However, having made it through to the end via a meandering tale, I felt somewhat dissatisfied. Overall the book was too long, it needed to get to the point and the modern day stuff was just a bit annoying and seemed slightly off kilter. The main character is hard to like and I'm not sure she was worth the time spent getting to know her especially as it was really only during two brief interludes of a very long life. A weird one, I'm not sure if I liked it or not.
The fact that it was fast paced, and I didn't feel like I'd read the story before.
The excitement and the small town feel.
No extreme reaction. This is a good story though.
I was thoroughly entertained by this book and wanted to know what was going to happen right the way through. Definitely going to continue with this series. Pleased to have found this author.
For the humor and to revisit Carriger's fabulous characters, as well as, the finer details of the story.
I was looking for another enjoyable Supernatural series after finishing all the Charlaine Harris books and was happy to find this series. Totally different though and if possible funnier and more light hearted
I've listened to the other books in this series. Book three was awful due to poor production, but this narrator is perfect, she gets better and better with the exception of book three and really makes this production.
Yes, but that would spoil the plot.
This is an intelligent and amusing series. I have been thoroughly entertained. The stories and characters seemed to strengthen with each book. So sad that this is the last one. I want more!!
Sadly poorly executed.
Of course, Alexia is quite marvelous, but I am rather partial to the idea of her husband!
Emily Gray is perfect for these stories and previous installments have been very well performed, but this version went wrong somewhere in the editing/production. The pauses were all were all over the place, leaving great yawning silences,sometimes between sentences which really spoiled the pace of the story and overall effect for me.
Alexia's exploits are hilarious, but I got quite annoyed with this book because of the stupid gaps and pauses.
This audiobook needs to go back to the producers to be improved upon.
Fairly highly as the performance is so good and the story is woven in such a way that I just had to find out what was going to happen. Even though this is not a particularly original tale, it has enough twists to keep a reader/listener wanting more.
I love the scene at the dining table when all the family are gathered and Ridley is trying to cause trouble.
I loved that he had a slight accent, but not too much, I also liked the fact that he sounded young without being juvenile.
I felt mesmerized, something about the music, the 16 song and the story itself.
I can't wait to read the next part of this story.
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