I want thrillers to go fast, and I read slowly. I read Hades Factor (quickly) and the next couple of books in the series too. But I'd rather let a good narrator read me the rest. This book was good. I like going through the whole series and following the main characters as they appear and reappear.
I generally like Dickens, and everybody needs to check out plenty of his stuff. But this is one of the bottom on my list. (Didn't care for Hard Times much, and D.Copperfield though classic wasn't my favorite. G. Expectations blah, though better with the original ending. I liked Bleak House and N Nickelby, though Tale of Two Cities can never be beaten.) Dorrit is a good story to know, but I do not believe this is the standard by which a good response to emotional abuse should be judged. Don't let this be your only Dickens.
This brought the story to life, far better than the play. This story filled in the gaps left to the imagination in a stage play. The characters' actions made sense. The performance and the story itself were great. Even if you're bored by Shakespeare and by plays, you'll love this.
Sorry, no spoilers. But from the opening scenes, these guys will have your attention.
I felt I was there. I've read Macbeth, seen it, seen it in movies, taught it, and listened to it on audiobook. This was the first time it was a genuine pleasure and not "work."
This makes me want to beg the guys who did it to do more of Shakespeare's plays this way. I think the bard would be honored by this adaptation.
John Lee sure. He saved it. But this book was a chore.
I read this book because it is a classic. I suspect it reflects the people and the times well. But oh, my. Take me back to Follett's Century Trilogy.
Voices distinguishable and not annoying, even though the characters were.
Relief it was over and sorry it cost 2 credits.
Good story and characters I could love (and hate) as well as believe.
The title character of course. We get to know him best.
No spoilers! But there are plenty of good scenes.
Too long to think of it. But I always looked forward to my next walk to listen more.
Engaging historically-believable characters
Sorry--no spoilers!!! I hate spoilers. But the book is great.
The main character. Though female, the voice rendition was not annoying.
This name fits it best.
I read a couple of CHE's 20th century books in this series a while back and decided I wanted to go back and pick up the family from the beginning. I unfortunately read her 20th century books at the same time as Follett's Fall of Giants, which was better, perhaps because it had to cover multiple cultural grounds quickly and not just one ancient family's descendants. But this Dynasty 1 book has me interested in this family again, and I'll keep going in the series for sure.
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