...or you'll be befuddled with all the twists and turns. Meltzer has his ups and downs with his books. This was an "up". Brick has his ups and downs with his narrations. This was an "up".
I like Rhys Bowen's Lady Georgiana series for the frothiness and goofy predicaments. It was for that reason I decided to give this a listen. Mistake! Saying the narrator is lousy gives lice a bad name. The story is rather inane as well...I'll suspend belief, but this goes too far. Won't be reading/listening any more of this series.
Read this on a whim...thinking it to be the dreaded "chick lit," but going for it anyway. I was surprised and quite happy to find it isn't of that genre. I don't cry at movies. I don't sniffle when reading/listening to books. This one got me...and I knew how it would end early on in the story. Good thing I wasn't driving while listening...
The ending was a little too "precious" for my taste, although it was the only one most readers would accept. The book kept me alternately pissed off at the hero and sympathizing with him. Some good twists and turns.
... I'm not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it. The book just missed the mark.
It is totally ridiculous to use lesbianism the way the author did. I appreciate the exploration of the heroine's sexuality, but there's no reason to exploit it by mentioning lesbian authors. So what if the character or author is a lesbian? Just write a good story and be done with it.
I read this after "Rose: My Life in Service...", coincidentally. Turned out to be an interesting contrast.
Yes. I will listen to Fall of Giants and Winter of the World before the final book of the trilogy comes out.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was as good as Fall of Giants. That seems not to be the norm. Was everything accurate? I'm not a scholar, so I don't know, but it was a terrific read. John Lee's narration was splendid.
I could listen to John Lee for hours. Oh, wait...I DID listen to him for hours. I generally like tales set in the turn of the (twentieth) century, so this was my cup of tea. John Lee's narration was icing on the (tea) cake.
Tired as I am of Sand Land tales, I listened to this book solely on the strength of Brick as Corey. Who cares about the plot? It's all about the narrator doing his best sarcastic Corey. Brick narrating DeMille books about anything other than John Corey? Not so much. It's obvious to me that Corey is Brick's favorite character to narrate...
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