One of the fun things about an audiobook is that a good narrator brings the story, and the characters, alive with his or her voice, and yes, ACCENT.
Perhaps I was swayed by the fact that when Annemarie's mother first "spoke" in the story, she sounded just like my German grandmother. (An older woman's voice SHOULD be a bit shrill, yes?)
Sure, the protagonist brings a lot of her misfortune on herself... I still liked the tale a lot. I wasn't expecting Great Literature. I wanted to be entertained, and I was.
There were a lot of technical glitches in the recording. Repeated sentences and a couple apparent skips as well. A good read. Great diversion for treadmill time.
Keep them coming. Some series start to get odd or strange as they get into more and more volumes. Jack Campbell keeps making things interesting.
There is definitely a need to describe in detail the process of Jane's change, along with giving detailed descriptions of her weapons,and what they do, etc. But seriously? Is there a need to re-describe in all the details, and all the weapons, and what they do, each time Jane "suits up" for battle? The second and third and fourth time, it got a bit frustrating.
Not great literature. A step above a graphic novel. Great for a long drive or train/plane ride.
Steamy sex. But not too much.
Scott Brick never disappoints.
The story was enthralling. More so knowing that our all really happened.
I'll be spending some time looking for photos from the Columbian Exposition and more details from the period.add a visit to Chicago at some time in the future
A delightful expansion of Lord John's life beyond Jamie Fraser. I was thoroughly drawn in to the murder mystery that was part of the book.
I find myself wondering what sort of fix Kaylyn will get herself into this time. Each book can stand alone, yet the series weaves together a larger tale as a whole.
In the top 2%.
Its a tossup between Jamie, because he's so true to his heart and doing the right thing. Clair because she loves Jamie so much and gets herself in such interesting situations. and Jenny because of her sharp and quick wit and wonderful responses to adversity.
I've come to recognize each character as they speak through Davina Porter. She does a believable rendition of an assortment of male voices making each identifiable and unique. She brings the emotion of the words to telling.
That the author reads the story makes it so much better! I can "see" the smile on rescue dog, Puzzle's face and hear her "rooo-oooo" of success.
Ms Charleston does a great job of describing the whole rescue team process as well as training her rescue dog. She deals shows compassion for the families of rescue victims described in the book.
I loved her description of daily life with a houseful of dogs. Each with their own different personalities. Such delightful pandemonium!
Okay. This was a gripping book. BUT, for Pete's sake, it could have been about 1/3 shorter because of the sudden left turn the plot took just when it looked like the tale was nearing conclusion.
I mean plot twist for no apparent reason beyond, "how can I suck my readers into a rabbit hole?" I really felt like I'd been had.
That said, I've now added "Florence, Italy" to my life list of places I want to visit. The author's descriptions of the city and its history, really put me in the streets.
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