Probably not. His research is impeccable but his main character is buried in so many details that interrupt the unfolding. I find my mind wandering as I listen.
I love history. Brand is no Bruce Catton.
I never got used to Nelson Runger's stiffness of voice.
As I said, the research was impeccable but often wandered away from the main tale.
This is the first book I've downloaded that I've abandoned. I listened to all of part I and half of part II. It just didn't engage me.
Querky delightfully entrtaining
All the characters were so different. Each fascinating. A look into the fringes of our human family. And yet they might not be so fringe. One must ask oneself, what part of them is in me.
Ron's matter of fact voicing of the book was perfect. He reads the story without imposing any hint of sarcasm, judgment, or humor. Only irony is left.
I looked forward to each chapter to see what new weird situation and people Jon would introduce me to. I found it fascinating to look into a multiplicity of realities and people.
Jon is fearless in going for the story even when it was dangerous. He's a dispassionate observer and invites us to tag along. Loved it.
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