The first book was beautifully written with strong characterization and enchanting details about encounters between the characters. This book jumped about, with far much detail and nuance that made the first book and part of the second book so interesting. And the characters made unlikely decisions given all the prior build-up the author had given us.
I felt the author was just trying to get through the story, and get it over with.
This book started out slow, but then quickened once the characters were developed. Interweaving historical fiction with fantasy -- in great detail -- it was a captivating listen. Unfortunately at the end, there were many character threads that had to be completed -- and it was done with almost too much speed -- I'm guessing that otherwise the book would have been twice as long.
Not for the faint of heart . . .very graphic descriptions of assasinations in ways far too awful that I could have imagined.
That said -- fast paced thriller -- couldn't put it down. The narrator was very good. Looking forward to the next book by Stone.
For those of us who have lost and gained weight -- it really is a mystery as to why sometimes we have the "willpower" to eat less/move more and sometimes we have no "willpower". I think Beck, in a really funny way, helps explain in fairly simple terms some of the inner voices and motivations that create our behaviors. She uses lots of easy to understand metaphors -- and helps demystify "willpower". Although you won't lose 30 pounds in 30 days with this approach, I'm giving it a try because it rings true.
I like her presentation -- it's witty and engaging
A lovely story with a nice twist at the end. Some of the twin obsession seemed a little overstated, but otherwise an enjoyable tale
Beautifully concepted audio -- with the young voice and the old voice. I almost couldn't listen to the end because of the sadness I felt -- but the author delighted us with the twists and turns. Loved it.
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