Listening to this book was a little like walking through hip-deep water. It is well written, but so dense. I felt as though I were trying to enjoy it and get into it, but the story wouldn't meet me half way.
Good story, but the Americans portrayed are such jerks, and such cliched stereotypes, it is laughable. Better to leave them out.
There was not enough story, not enough of interest, not a lot thatwe didn't already know. The plot was thin, and it was stretched out toolong. Granted I love the characters, Ruth, Clara, Marla, Gamache, Jean Guy,Reine Marie, but we know them pretty well now. How many time can it be interestingto hear Ruth insult everyone? It needed more of a story.
I enjoyed the description of the culture and art of Canada, the beautiful historical village descriptions, the love the author has for Canada.
When someone asked her about depression, Pema suggested they try singing
and dancing. I found it very surprising as she is usually sensitive to people's
pain, not this time.
I have other books of hers that are useful, this one is not good. Her advice for the person whose friend is dying and is terrified was useless, too. Not at her best this day for sure.
Maybe Pema was very tired and needed a break, I know she must have to help
a lot of people in pain, and maybe she was burned out.
I hope she had a chance to take a vacation.
This absolutely could not have been written by the same author
who wrote the Dr Siri Paiboun books. They appear to be written
by a child.
Maybe Colin Cotterill let one of his grandchildren write these Jimm books.
Stupid, uninteresting, boring, insulting, really.
Not a single one. I will return it for my credit.
The first two books were good, but this was was a replica, with a few new characters thrown in. But, this time there was a political message which I didn't like.
The plot was almost exactly the same formula as the first two books, so this author
needs to create some new situations and get some new ideas for the plot.
Performance was just fine.
This book has a touch of the sort of story Phil Rickman writes in his Merrily Watkins mysteries, which I love. Great characters and complex plot.
Never got interested in the story of the characters. I love Ellis Peter's Cadfael books, but this one was surprisingly uninteresting.
Very good story, kept me very engaged, a little mom-teenager relationship, a little magical older woman stuff, some very dark characters, mysterious and just the right amount of suspense.
Interesting story from a century before woven through. The main character, who is a Church of England priest, is very contemporary and thoughtful and someone who I could relate too. I like her character.
I really liked the characters, the town, and the mystery. Good listen!
This is another interesting, well told historical novel by the excellent author, Philippa Gregory. Good story, wonderful narration.
The main character shows a independence and character.
A very cute, light and entertaining listen.
All these "royal spyness" books are similar.
I have no idea because I haven't read any in print.
Moved me? No. These are not really very "moving" books, they're light entertainment. Sort of like watching a sitcom.
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