I am listening to it again as I type this. I have a very short list of books that I consider better on audio than I think I would enjoy by actually "reading" and I've just added The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to that short list. I thought the narrator did an excellent job of distinguishing voices without overwhelming the story. I thought the scottish burr was very subtle and in my opinion just right, not too strong or over done as some narrators tend to do. I'm not sure I would have the same feeling if I had actually read the book. I fell in love with Ian Mackenzie and am just a little hesitant in reading the rest of the books in this series because I'm not sure I will love the rest of the brothers as much as I do Ian.
Ian, without a doubt, although I loved Beth too. He was a very special charachter with a horrific childhood, but he manages to hold onto his humanity.
Definately worth the credit. buy this book, you will not be sorry!
I am a huge fan of Karen Rose's books, the audio productions in particular. I am about 2 hours into this one and I am tempted to go to the book store and buy the book to read instead. The story line is already very good very typical Karen Rose, however, the narrator is terrible. Hard to understand and her fake southern accents are like nails on a chalkboard. Very distracting to the storyline.
I am a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I have enjoyed each of the books in this series immensely. However An Echo in the Bone was a disappointment to me. There were too many charachters, the entire book was very disjointed and seemed to have no direction. Entire sections could have been left out with no effect on the story line. I find it curious and inconsistant that Jamie's debilitating sea sickness has played such a major part in previous books, but in this book he crosses the ocean twice, once without Claire and her needles, with no apparent problems. I kept expecting everything to come together and it never did. Three cliffhangers at the end of this book was just too much as it seemed that she just stopped writing and walked away from her computer. I am hoping that the next book ties everything together. Diana Gabaldon needs to take an example from Sara Donati. This story is getting too long and should probably come to an end.
I must say I am a huge fan of Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness series and this final book did not disappoint. She has an amazing way of incorporating multiple charachters with their varying stories, and not losing the close weave of the story. I feel a little hearbroken that the story has come to an end. I appreciate the epilogue as I was not left hungering for information about these characters that I feel close to, although it brought tears to my eyes. Kate Reading is a master. You don't feel as though someone is reading a story. A different, disctinct and realistic voice for each charachter whether male, female, young or old. A true delight. I will gladly listen to the entire series again and know I will not grow tired of it.
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