So weird, this reader is actually pretty good in the fiction he reads. Perhaps his boredom with history accounts for how bad the reading is. Blech.
I have been trying to decide whether or not to buy this book for awhile now. One review said it was like A Discovery of Witches or The Historian...and I loved those books very much. BUT...another review said it was nothing of the sort. Luckily I remembered Audible's return policy and so I took the risk and bought the book. At first the book seemed like a bodice ripper so just as I decided to return it, I fell asleep. The part I later woke up to was certainly NOT a bodice ripper, in fact was much like ADoW...so I went back to the beginning and listened again. Honestly, I like it!
I have to agree that Suzanne Weintraub may be the worst narrator, ever. She can't pronounce Behemoth! I guess she is a reader of medical texts but the mind boggles at what she does with medical language. I only have to suffer through one more book Ms Weintraub narrates, and for that I am thankful.
This was listed on The Historian page on Audible as a book that people who liked The Historian liked this one. The Historian is a lovely and elegant story about...well, you know! This book is icky, gritty, has a child continually beaten up and basically tortured, and I gave up when a hint of pedophilia cropped up. I need to contact Audible and get this yucky thing removed from my list of books as my children often dip into my account.
Nicholas Flamel is a character in the first Harry Potter, right? This is the woman who sues anyone for the slightest HINT of copyright infringement, right?
The subject is so thin, the author padded the book out by throwing in every cod recipe he could find and many, many random quotes. Also, a good part of the book discusses how sad it is for fishing towns and generational fishermen to not have cod to fish anymore. The explanation about how modern fishing techniques ruined its own industry is pretty good. I just wonder if it is worth a whole book?
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