I would have rated this a 4.5 were it not for an ending that I found lazy, predictable and sorrowful. If this is an example of how this author brings a close to her writings, I'll opt out of any future offerings. Otherwise, great narrative style, using a cast of voices.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I prefer books with credible endings.
The narration is very satisfying.
I was disappointed. I returned book 1 because it had no ending what-so-ever and attempted this one, book two, because of the overwhelming positive reviews. That was where i was fooled twice. No credible ending. I am done with this series.
All the good things written about this book have great substance. My slight disappointment was only in the fact that there was room to show and tell much, much more depth of the atrocities and horror perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge.
Spenser novels are not great literature, but they can be entertaining. I've always enjoyed narration by Michael Prichard and for me, there is a comfort in hearing his familiar voice.
Quite a disappointment in that this book didn't even come close to the level of THE HUMMINGBIRD'S DAUGHTER, neither in content or quality of writing.
Laura Hillenbrand is one great story teller. This rates as one of the best all around books that I have ever read. To those who thought the ending was too good to be true, this was a NON-Fiction book. This stuff really happened
While I enjoyed this book, I expected more in respect to the "Time Travel" aspect of it. It's my high expectations that caused me to give it 3 stars rather than 4.
This book proves the case that some reads are far better abridged, than unabridged. This one needs to be SUPER-abridged. Repetitious, boring, tedious, rambling and, did I mention, repetitious and rambling? In the end, too many unanswered questions to situations mentioned over and over in the book, but never explained. Also, time travel can be a tricky thing, but at the very end of the book, the use of a “locator” has to be the icing on the cake. They didn’t have satellites back in 1348 to my knowledge. Two stars would be too generous.
While I enjoyed the book, I almost gave up on it in the first 1/4 as I could not stand the quality of the reader.
While completely enjoyable, I had some problems with the aspects of time travel that, in my feeble mind, cannot exist.
While not surprising, I found this book entertaining and well written.
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