I really enjoy books about France, French history -- particularly the 17th century. So I really looked forward to this book. But I was so disappointed. Maybe it's my own fault. I should have realized that the title meant it would be all about his excapades with women. But this was over the top. I could barely follow who was who...when and where. After 4 hours of listening -- I did give it a decent trial -- I gave up and am downloading a new book. Other than the narrator whose voice was really engaging and probably the only thing that kept me listening, I feel as if I wasted an Audible credit on this one.
I should have downloaded the abridged version.
This story is just way too long. For the first 20 hours or so I really liked it. But then I felt as if I'd never get across that Indian desert. At one point near the end there was a big battle. I listen on my way to and from work each day...about a 30 minute ride. An entire week went by and we were still in this battle. I just couldn't wait for it to end.
It was very good.
I think it's already a movie
Listeners need to consider the abridged version.
This is one of the best books I've read/listened to. Listening has it's added plus because you hear the voice of both the conscierge and the young girl. The flow of the writing is superb...so good that, after listening, I purchased a hard copy to go back and savor some of the well written passages. If you appreciate good writing read this book. And...just an aside...the ending was truly a total surprise.
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