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.
Don't know if it's the writing or the narration but this book moves at a sub snails pace.
Get on with it.
Waaaaay to slow.
I've been a fan of Walter Mosley and have listened to and read the whole series so I'm terribly disappointed and frustrated to be gritting my teeth as I listen to this. Some good scenes but are they worth the pain?
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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