I was so excited about this book I didn't pay full attention to the reviews. Man... the content is interesting but the narration is little better than automated text to voice by a computer. Robotic, halting and over enunciated as if completely unfamiliar with the content, the reader is unable to formulate the narration in a meaningful way for the listener. I listen to a LOT of historical books and usually love them. I'll plow my way thru this but it will not be pleasant.
I haven't finished this book yet and I don't want to. I don't want it to be over. Cleverly written and wonderfully narrated it's a real delight. (ps I love Reginald Hill and hate Outlander if that gives an indication of my taste)
It highly annoys me when content is repeated in books as if written as a series of magazine articles that must remind readers of what has been previously covered and you'll get a lot of that here. The interview added at the end of the book was very interesting.
and I've heard a lot of them.
I became curious about the author after seeing Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives. I wasn't familiar with his music.
It's a great survival story!
Compelling, well written and produced, and very well read!
Very bad audio quality
but I found the story enchanting, enthralling and somewhat ominously predictable. My first Edith Wharton but I believe I'll try another.
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