The description of this book gives the reader the impression that you will be listening to a novel when, in fact, you are read a documentary biography about the life of Emma Hamilton. The book is written as a collection of facts with suppositions and the supporting reasoning. I enjoyed learning about this lady but I felt like I was listening to the Discovery Channel. At times, the author was confusing in the manner in which details were related because the reference to time was left out and it was often not clear as to whom the author was talking about. Anyway, the book is not a complete waste of money but you should know it is definitely not a novel and isn't narrated like one either.
This book is definitely not about Attila although he is a character in the book. He's just not the main character as the title implies. Also, the narrater's choice of voice for Attila is absolutely ludicrous...like a bad used car ad.
I couldn't get through the book. I don't even think I made it halfway. The sound quality was so poor that I had to turn the volume practically all the way up and then the hissing drove me crazy. I couldn't even listen to it in the car because of the poor sound quality. I don't know whether I would have liked the storyline because I couldn't hear enough of it to follow along long enough to get into the book. My advice is to save your money and wait for another reading to come out if it ever does.
I'm not sure what the author was attempting to convey with this book. The characters were mediocore at best and the plot...what plot? The research may have been extensive but I would have stayed awake more with a textbook.
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