As a long time Tyler fan, I approach with enthusiasm every work her pen produces. In agreement with other reviewers, this one was a let down. I kept listening in hope, but it never grabbed me. The usual engaging chuckles and sparks of humorous genious her writings provide just weren't there for me this time. There were a few moments when I recognized the style of the writer I've grown to enjoy and respect, but on the whole, I felt "let down" and wishing I had used my credit on something else.
If you didn't read Pillars of the Earth, then you will enjoy this book. If you read Pillars, forget this one. It's the same story, same character types, same ecclesial conflicts, etc. And, this one is indeed a "story without end." It goes on and on and on and on and on......just when you think it's finally winding down, the author introduces a new twist. I finished listening to the end, but was relieved when I came to the final chapter. I prefer books that leave me wanting more. For a reader of Pillars, this one will wear you out!
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