Reading this author was a new experience to me based on the recommendations of audible. I found myself relating to the main character and staying completely engaged and interested. I enjoyed learning about the beliefs of the times (witches, law and medical practices) and am glad we've come as far as we have in modern times!
For me the book was a little slow going at first, but once it gained momentum, I really had an increasingly difficult time stopping for real life. The details and intricacies the author related were gripping.
I love when narrators bring the individual characters to life with their own unique personalities through their voices. Edoardo did this spectacularly! He made me get an even better feeling for characters by making them sound genuine, pompous, compassionate, intelligent or whatever characteristic was needed.
The book is way too long for me to listen to in one sitting!! At first I listened a little at time, but this grew into longer times as the book and the intrigue progressed.
This book is a good recommendation for those who read historical fiction and like a good mystery. Being a die hard fan of Diana Gabaldon, I found this book a great diversion while I wait for her new one.
The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is absolutely wonderful. She was able to do several different accents in one conversation to vividly make the story come alive! The context was very rich, and a bit fanciful, but an enjoyable read with historical ties.
This book reminded me a bit of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon in the time frame and the political climate.
I've not enjoyed a narrator as much as Katherine Kellgren. She is amazing at making each character distinct and remains true to their heritage in the accents she does. Children are given childlike qualities and all the characters really come alive.
No, this book is too long to listen to in one sitting, but I did listen for a couple hours at a time.
Yes, especially if you are into the Michael Bennett series. The book is action packed and full of Michael Bennett's sense of humor and no nonsense approach to law breakers. If the listener is just picking up a book without keeping the series in mind, I think they will be disappointed.
The ending of the book definitely leaves the reader hanging and since it's the ending, it is very memorable. Not sure how much I liked this as I felt not enough solution to the conflict was made before ending the book.
I just love audiobooks, and when narrators can change their voices enough that you can automatically tell who is talking, then I'm hooked and going to listen to that narrator again. These narrators are very good about setting the stage with their tone, inflection and variety.
The loss of friends and innocence in this book were moving. When Michael's long time friend is killed and the book takes the reader/listener to the wake, the scene is made real.
Generally, I really like this series, but I was let down with the ending this time.
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