Not that kind of mystery. This is relaxed social commentary. The death is really a sideline.
No. She's good.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice II
Kudos to P.D. James for this excellent follow-up. Please tell us what happens after all Jane Austen's books.
Speaking for the 6-book series: A pre-teenage girl stuck in 1975. The cultural anthropology, which cannot possibly be factual, would be interesting, and the sex scenes informative, if false.
She (or a good editor) should have turned the 6-book series into one book containing the story and cutting out the incredible amount of repetitive stuff. Ahh...Ayla's about to remember a scene from her childhood with the Clan again....ahh, Jongalar is about to make love to her again....ahh, let's hear how she found and tamed Whinney, the cave bear, and Wolf. (Gag!) The descriptions of Jongalar's massive "member" fitting beautifully into Ayla's "warm, wet well" just got to be way, way too much. (Once was fun. 400 times was boring.) And...we cannot pass by the absolutely HORRIFIC poetry!
Yes, if she didn't suddenly add a middle eastern accent to a voice she had already created. That was really disturbing.
Yes...it did teach a little cultural anthropology that was semi-accurate. For a pre-teenager, it would open the world a bit.
Do not buy this series. It is a total waste of time and money. Wait until someone abridges it to one book.
It needs a professional reader.
That what could have been interesting stories were made dull and almost incomprehensible by the author's narration.
Not listen to it again.
Please, Audible (and other audiobook producers), convince authors they are not usually the best person to read their own work.
Is Trollope an acquired taste? I'm not sure, since I've just started with this, the first in the Barchester Chronicles series. The story line is not complex, nor is there a lot of action, as opposed to interaction among the well-developed characters. These people react to the impact of the times, of society, and of each other's personalities. Overall, I enjoyed it and will listen to it again--but it's not one I'd recommend without these caveats.
Absolutely. Surprising characters that grow and change in amazing ways.
An everyperson's Jane Austen, maybe. A close--and sympathetic--look at life and society in our times. Not for women only--the men take the lead in this book.
He simply brought every single character to life.
Can friendship turn to love in time to beat back social prejudices, religious conservatism, AND...ENCROACHING SUBURBIA....?
Oh, I did enjoy this one the first time, and the second...and the third...and the fourth...and maybe I'll go listen to it again now.
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