This is my second flowers novel and I enjoyed both of them. the distinct male view is refreshing after some chick lit. girls just need to hear a guy. Virgil is intuitive, smart, and yes he always gets his man.
Amazing. An intelligent woman, is actually attractive to an English gentleman. Cute story, although a common premise, with a dash of mystery to entice. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story on my commute.
narrator needs to match tone with the dialogue.
story was enjoyable and intriguing. I see another story in the making with the policeman...
I just finished listening to this story on my 24 mile commute. So engaged was I in the story of Sophia and John, and Carrie and Graham that the miles flew by and I was transported to Scotland each morning and evening. Many of the novels that are considered historical romance can be somewhat formulaic. Kudos to Ms. Kearsley for making this story so engrossing with nary a hint at what was to be the ending. Thanks also for the richness of the history, making it not a backdrop but a telling of the struggle of the Jacobites and of Scotland's fight to remain independent.
happy ending. Sh#% was used so often that it seemed careless. perhaps I'm just from a different generation.
dick hill remains as one of the best narrators I've heard.
this story shows how we can see what we except to see but still miss the whole point.
I can't think of anything short of rewriting the entire story that would make me score this 4 or 5 stars.
Yes, but more cautiously.
Not much. He did ok - I gave him 3 stars.
Many of what I considered gratuitous sex scenes.
This story isn't a mystery - it started out so, but there wasn't any unfolding of anything more than characters that couldn't get me to feel anything for them - good or bad. The pregnancy was so predictable, the end to the villains was predictable. I bought it several months ago, got to a third, and just had to stop what had become noise in my head. I finally picked it up again after finishing another book and I found myself forwarding the chapters just to get through this book. Sorry Mr. Follett.
Imaginative, believable, enjoyable.
While this is clearly not a Conan Doyle story, the Holmes that King developed is true to Doyle's character. I appreciated the story's great pace, in unfolding more of the Beloved Holmes and seeing him evolve into a more well-rounded character with more humanistic qualities.
No. But I very much look forward to reading more of her work.
I cried with the poignancy of some of the scenes between "Russell" as Holmes referred to the lead character and himself.
This was a great introduction to what I have discovered is a long series. This didn't get bogged down with introductions to the characters and development of their personalities. the reader (listener) must jump in with knowledge of the Sherlock Holmes character in order to really enjoy some of the scenes written.
Absolutely the best Listen I've had since I became a member.
Yes. The story kept momentum.
The good guys win - they always do with a Reacher story.
I think it was the recording of the performance by Dick Hill. Mr. Hill's reading of the story, his moderate Russian accents were well executed, but I think the tonal quality could have been enhanced a bit more. It sounded a bit tin-ny, even with a new set of Sony Earphones.
How in this world could they have cast Tom Cruise as a blonde 230 pound 6'5" Jack Reacher?
No, unless they wanted to relive the shame of the LAPD's last forty years.
Stop the authors notes. It distracted. They should have been incorporated into the story.
Also, the 1991 Riots from the Rodney King verdict were included in the epilogue. Why not have kept it as part of the story, unless you didn't want to explain the 20+ years in between the Watts Riots and the RK verdict?
basically, I didn't think the story lived up to the title and description of the book.
No, but he gave a good read.
Actually, I probably would because most of what would translate to the silver screen would hold my attention.
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