Someone who wants long descriptions and little plot.
The Name of the Wind. The author, Patrick Rothfuss, knows how to tell a story.
I really like her voice.
It seems to have been historically accurate. But, the action jumps forward in time somewhat jerkily.
I did not like the ending. In fact, because the very end is a timeline of the period 1848-1871 in France, read without being set off by a title from the rest of the book, I had to rewind several times to try to figure out how the book (I guess I mean the story) actually ended. After much overblown description, phrase piled upon phrase, thought upon thought, image upon image, the book ends rather abruptly, without a real sense of what happened to the title character. I was left thinking, what the heck just happened!
Best: the story
Least: the narration
The narrator has an odd way of emphasizing too many words. So that there seem to be quotation marks around phrases - not required by the storyline.
The voice chosen for the lead character sounds like a petulant teen. The narrator's own baseline voice would have been a better choice. Captains don't whine.
Read it in print and return the audiobook.
Narration can make or break an audiobook. American narrators often have an odd inflection, that I don't hear in narrators from the UK. It's as if they think it has to be "really serious."
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