It took me a lisstle while to start enjoying this, I found the first couple of strories a little dull and all over the place, and I thoguht the protaginist was a bit whiney, but then it hits a better narrative flow, and I found myself caring about Alina, the author, main character and narrator. By the end I was sad it was over.
This was a long listen, and brilliant. the narrator is well matched for the story, and the story is compelling. I was sad when it finished, because I felt so involved with the plot. While there is a lot of story, the book never looses the thread of the ever thickening plot.
This book goes on and on and on and is very tedious. The narrator is a poor choice and when she does the voices of the characters she sounds rather odd. None of the characters are particularly likable or believable. There are some obvious historical mistakes and I regret listening all the way to the end.
It took me a little while to get absorbed in this story, probably because I didn't realise it was going to be funny and silly. I ended up really enjoying it. It is very well read by Will Weaton. I reckomend this book, it's a rollicking good listen.
I found James Masters pacing of his naration was odd, which made this book a little difficult for me to listen to. The story itself is a pleasant twist on standard detective fiction. I'm not sure if I'll keep listening to these as it was okay but not compelling.
Rob Lowe talks about his childhood upbringing an acting career. There is a great deal of non malicious but delicious gossip about people I've heard of. Rob Lowe's voice is glorious, and his story is entertaining.
Using Neale Stephenson's typical very detailed narration, this story is fast paced, detailed and most of all interesting. Yes, it's 47 hours long, which makes it good value, but each chapter is thrilling and makes me want to keep listening.
The narrator is a little mid-western American, which suits the content of the book.
Overall I highly recommend this for storyline, naratation and length.
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