I like to read/listen to "classic" works to fill the gaps in my literary and social education. I thought it would be nice to hear the original famous vampire story--this book and its characters are referenced in other literature and movies. Unfortuantely, I found this book painfully slow and therefore frustrating and boring. The performance is very good; it is the author's work that I do not like. I don't think it is a spoiler if I state that the entire book is presented as a series of diary/journal entries from the various character viewpoints. Only half-way through, the book began to seem interminable. Maybe drawing out the story created suspense for the original readers, but I was disappointed in this culture classic. Read the CliffNotes or a story summary online instead.
This book is loaded with information and research findings--it is not a light and entertaining listen. I listen to this title when driving or walking to help reinforce lifestyle changes I am trying to make. The narrator's performance is rather pedantic and becomes a "forceful" monotone after awhile.
I am hooked on Harry Bosch--all his good, bad, and idiosyncratic qualities. A very interesting story with lots of twists. Not my favorite narrator for Bosch, but still good.
I enjoy the easy pace of Cadfael stories, the subtle humor, and historical perspective. A great twist at the ending. Great performance as well.
I enjoy the Royal Spyness series--just the right mix of humor, history, and mystery--a light and enjoyable listen. I believe there were a few story inconsistencies with the previous book, mostly having to do with Georgie's wardrobe, but they did not affect the overall story. Darcy is in this story more than the other books, which is an added bonus.
This is the second story by the author, Karen W, that I have listened to, and I have enjoyed them both. Though the storyline is a bit predictable, the characters are interesting and there are just enough turns to keep it interesting. I needed a break from my usual murder mystery/suspense genre for something more wholesome and relaxing--and Karen W gave me just what I needed. I recommend her.
Another great story from Sandford. I always enjoy Virgil's quirky personality and perspective. Sandford brings together a contrast of people, motives, and lives in a compelling plot.
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