From the sample I thought I would enjoy this very different take on a vampire novel. But I found myself really not enjoying it. It seemed kind of depressing, and, really, does it have to be so erotic in a victimizer kind of way? I know, I know, it is a vampire novel, I just thought this would be a different take on it. It is just not my cup of tea. I know people really like her, but I had to stop listening part way through. Snooky is no Odd Thomas.
Typical with Twist
The plot of the historical sections of the book were very engrossing and I found myself impatiently waiting to go from the "present" day scenes to the those. The setting of post revolution France was very engrossing and the addition of the arts was really interesting. I found the present day story line a bit boring, especially at first. They seemed very shallow until the plot thickened. I don't like the reader's inflection's when she is doing an American accent.
If you liked the others in this series this one won't disappoint I think.
Even though I thought the topic would intrigue me, the performance and the style of the novel were very subdued and a tiny bit depressing. I really didn't get into it and stopped listening. I really didn't care about the characters. McGovern just isn't as talented at performing a book as many others who do it more regularly.
I would not listen to anything y Moriarty again.
I can't get a handle on McGovern's accent. Is she English doing American? Because it doesn't even sound sound like a real America accent.
I had listened to "Lock Rooms" a later novel in the series and really liked it, so I thought I would see what else was to be had. Sometimes first novels in a series are not that great, but this was a wonderful surprise. Intelligent and very enjoyable. It tells how Holmes and Mary met. The narrator is perfect.
I am a Peabody fan as read by Barbara Rosenblat so I had great expectations for this one. Huge disappointment! The novel itself was a bit flimsy and filled with lame 80's battle of the sexes drivel. The narration was even worse. How can that be? She is perfection itself as Peabody? Perhaps it could have been better with a different narrator.
Another wonderful experience with the Emersons. I have to admit I have a bit of a crush on Ramses. Back when he was just a lad, he was always a delight: smart, funny, handy to have on an adventure...But now as a young person, he is pretty much everything you might want in a man. But all in the clan are lovable. Barbara Rosenblat is the only Peabody as far as I am concerned. I only wish that audible had the complete series unabridged narrated by her. They have most but not all. I am not sure why some people have criticized her, she simply IS Peabody. I have not enjoyed her reading the Vicky Bliss series. She seems to do better with an English accent. All in all, listening to these novels lifts my spirits.
I have listened to all three in this series. It is entertaining. Not high art. I enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed this book. At first I thought it a little sad, but things started to go better for our star crossed lovers. I preferred the narration of the male to the female, but the way they were melded together was very nice and somewhat unique. I cared for both characters. Very satisfying.
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