Not under these conditions....... the arrogant billionaire. This has more value as a paperwieght in print!!!!!!!!!! The talent for creating a real picture of the world you are reading or hearing is there, but who wants to read this especially from the lady who created Potter. If it had been anyone else, I wouldn't have even bothered to listen much to the story at all and wouldn't do it the first time if I knew what I knew now. WOW... The words foul, repulsive, and tragic (on many levels) come to mind. Yeah she's out of the Potter box but I think she's Pandoras sister. God save us from such.
Comparatively, her other books were absorbing and made one want to hear the story again and again. Not so at all with this. The language was in the words of Dumbledore "disgusting"..Scarred and heartbroken is my reaction.
He did quite well......... it was the words he had to perform that was my problem.
If you like tragic drama with filthy language and lewd and shocking content and you don't care who writes it, this may be your thing. I literally felt like I was wrestling a poisonous snake trying to keep it from poisoning me.
It was different and kind of enthralling. This is fantasy to me that I have to accept as completely alien and fictional. The characters are interesting and sympathetic, though. Rice has a way with words. The story moves along nicely without getting too bogged down in exhaustive descriptions. She still paints a clear enough picture. It's helpful to get more of the larger back story, too. To bad the whole series is not on Audible.
I'm kind of on the fence with this one. I kind of lost track of the story, but I enjoyed the action and the characters. It's no great work but fun monster fiction.
While some of the characterisations and or accents I thought were maybe unimaginative, she generally helped me distinguish between the characters and get the gist of the story.
When the were Mercy was trying to help winds up dead and the followup from that scene.
I enjoyed this first one to try out more.
Yes, it's well narrarated.
It enourages readers to look for the best in people.
He keeps certain described accents intact and differeciates the characters by the specific voices he invents for them. I tend to lose track of who is talking sometimes when reading though I rarely take time to read anymore. I am a slow reader. I tend to dither on details.
Yes, it was the conclusion, and I was captivated by every word. I think it was one of the best.
While I think this was a wildly fantastic story in a slightly negative way, I sure did enjoy the ride!
Yes, providing this is their cup of tea. While it has a basic kind of dark but altruistic plot, it's very graphic and horrific in some of its characterisations. I wouldn't expect many girls to like this kind of thing. I expect that the recommendation would be based on the story's redeeming features and with warning that some scenes border or swim in the disgusting. SPOILER: After all was said and done, I was satisfied with the book because of the outcome.
It was the first time (I think) that Richard accesses the white magic of the sword and waylays that little apple from the tree of a witch
I was turned off by the perversion of the Bad Guys. I could have done without so much graphic detail.
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