This was a good story, which I enjoyed listening to, but I have to admit that if the story hadn't been so good, I would have stopped listening. I found the reader annoying. Her voice, and voice quality, just didn't seem to match the book/story in my mind.
I enjoyed learning about this phase of the papacy and the Borgias in particular. The only hitch in the book is the narrator reads too quickly which makes enjoying the book the less than wonderful experience it could be. The subject matter is thorough and well written. It's a shame about the narrator though.
The narrator of this book did a wonderful job in capturing the multitude of voices presented by Rudyard Kipling in this book. It's a glimpse into colonial India that we don't hear any more. Kipling tells the story with sympathy and a command of the language that still impresses. I was touched more than once by his descriptions of Kim's travels about India and the people he meets along the way. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.
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