Though I am a stickler for history, and - as another reviewer mentioned - I would have liked this story to include Macbeth's "good years" as a ruler (and I don't think it would have hurt the narrative at all), I loved this audiobook. The narrator was fantastic, I loved the character development (Skena and Macbeth), and the new take on the witches. As for the take on Duncan, it may be unflattering and unfair, but so was the original play. Listened for most of an 8-hour drive...and was upset to finally be at my destination before the story was finished!
Not good for a daughter of a woman born behind the Iron Curtain, but the tale actually turns out kind of banal. Sure, his early escapes are dramatic, yet his existence remains nothing but bleak. And we cannot really blame his choices on his upbringing or his dramatic early years: here's a con artist that wasn't even good at that. Narration seemed quite good, though, if intrusive, with so many voices appearing at wide-widths apart.
I wonder if anyone will do a story on the jewelry-robbing-cartel that seems to have sprung from the same regions? THAT would be a good yarn.
And worked for Ford's (didn't we wall), I have to say that this was an interesting account of an interesting car: and the psyche and ethos of the times. Slightly pre-Michael Milken, the protagonist of this story is of the same character, though, perhaps of less real passion. I got a kick out of this "snapshot in time" of the industry, and also know that major car best-sellers AND flops were made upon even less due diligence, well into the 90's and early 2000's. I also learned stuff about Yugoslavia, that combined with my fictional interests of late, have combined in an oddly interesting way. Worth a discounted buy if you're just a casual listener, maybe more if you've been there and done that.
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