Award winning novels should be incredible. I am a great fan of the medieval time period and the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Did I miss something? The plot sounded interesting, but that was where the appeal ended.
I never fell in love with, much less cared about any of the characters in this story. Despite all their dialog, I never understood their motivation or true character. Some of their actions were so ridiculous, I laughed out loud! The descriptions of the 1340's scenic areas were lovely, but that just wasn't enough to carry the book.
I was hoping the ending would make tolerating the hours of dialog and detail worth while. As others have said, it was predictably anticlimactic. Sigh... maybe, its just me?
Avoiding it entirely!
No warning about the explicit sex in the "Audible Editors Reviews" (Really, Michael?!) and "Publisher's Summary" and 'What the Critics say." They said it was: "Fearlessly provocative, wickedly comedic, and propelled with rocket-fuel energy." I never heard anything comedic or caught any of the energy - provocative is all that came through! Disappointed in myself for not reading READER reviews. If I could I would return this and get my credit back! I would never have chosen to purchase this.Movies & TV shows have ratings - Why not books?
Never heard them before. They are great narrators. Performance was delightful. Too bad the story was about things I didn't want to hear!
I gave up on it when I realized where it was going (wedding night, etc. - Karun is probably gay) and then looked up reviews and plot spoilers, which confirmed my suspicions.
I wish I had read readers reviews. I wish I could return this!
This is the first Reichs novel I've read/listened to. I thought it was well paced, a good story, had nice twists and interesting characters. While it wasn't deep, it was entertaining.
This story drew me in even though I expected not to like it. If you dislike narrators with accents, you will not appreciate this narrators voice. Each simple plot twist leading to an amazing quiz show answer had a story. I felt myself learning some Indian culture.
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