Hmm i'm really on the fence. I love Jane Eyre, the story this is loosely based on, and it really missed the mark. I've read several other Jane Eyre spinoffs and this isn't my favorite.
No spoilers but one of the big plot points in the original Jane Eyre is an 'insuperable barrier" that separates the couple. I was waiting all book to see what it would be. The big secret. And when i finally got there, it was a huge disappointed. I thought "really, she is leaving him over this?!!" It felt forced. Like the author was trying to be inventive but then just made up an issue that she hoped would be believable. And it wasn't. It was a poor man's Jane Eyre and I'd rather just read the original again.
No, it was enough.
The professor is so underrated!! I adored it. The narrator was perfect and I found myself absolutely entranced.
You won't be disappointed
Actually yes!!! It is so fascinating and interesting. You are learning tons but the easy story line makes you captivated.
The author's away of navigating the history of the universe through the lens of the periodic table is beautiful. I have no scientific background, besides school but i had no trouble following along. The stories are usually short and focus on one element. His teaching style is so easy that you finish listening and are amazing at the information you have retained. If he would just write several books about all topics, i feel like i could know everything.
Nope, this was my first. His voice is so mellow, you find yourself exhaling a sigh once he starts speaking. It's wonderful. Though if you are very tired, his voice reciting fascinating things about sub atomic particles may put you to sleep.
No, it is an intense listen. You need to be paying attention. And I felt the need to read another book in between listening, that was an "easy" read.
Yes, to Jim Dale. No to the author. The book description seemed so interesting and inventive but it just ended up weird and crude.
Jim Dale does amazing with Scottish accents. So it's a treat to listen to him do everyone.
no, i could barely finish the first one.
Yes, Jim Dale brings so much to the story with his narrations. He breathes life into them. I wish he would narrate everything!
I loved how the author wrote Liesl, somehow both fragility and strength. And all the secondary characters had such life and humor even though they only spoke a couple times
Jim Dale excels when he reads a book with multiple accents (scottish, irish...) So when a book is set in one location, similar to London, I don't think he gets to use his skill to the fullest.
No i listened over a couple days
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