This is an incredibly fun listen. I am 51 years young and can recommend this book to anyone who loves a great mystery with characters you want to get to know read/performed with mastery on a par with Nigel Planer of Discworld fame ... this book is for you. I highly recommend it to anyone from 8 to 80!
Roy Dotrice ... for sure. G.R.R.M. - will wait for the HBO version. I had to listen to the previous books twice again while waiting for this train wreck. Thanks for nothing, George.
I am a 57 year-old female and I am LOVING this series. Everything you could want in a book and more. Clearly this author knows and loves all of the classics, as well as the Shirley Temple movies. The performer, for that is what she is, is quite possibly the best I've heard in the 7 years I've been downloading books from Audible. A must-listen for young and not-so-young alike. Bravo!
I am a huge Ellmore Leonard fan. I both read and listen to his books. This is the first to disappoint. Lackluster characters and not the usual grab from either the plot or the characters. I don't recommend this listen and I never thought I'd write that.
... with a compelling buildup to an excellent finish. I enjoyed both readers/performers and thought each clearly depicted their characters. It was those performances which sustained my "antsiness" for something to happen until it did. I would recommend this listen to those who are patient, but not to those who are not.
I am a 55 year-young woman who loved this book. This is the first listen/read for me by this author and I was not disappointed. The story started like a movie which grips you from the first scene. I recommend this book with much enthusiasm.
These books are all starting to sound the same to me. The stories are not different enough (from Relic to Reliquary) to interest me enough to listen to the rest of this book. I like Special Agent Pendergast and would like to see him have more presence as as does in later books. Sorry ... not for me.
While this book and author both got great reviews, etc. and I am a fan of Scott Brick, this story just did not grab me until 2 hours before the end. The sub-plot, once gotten to, was interesting enough to carry the entire book had it been presented sooner.
While I did initially wish that this series was read with a British acccent, by the middle of the second book Ms. O'Malley had, in my opinion, captured the nature of Ms. Peters' characters perfectly. Her syntax and pacing are excellent. By the 6th book I did not even notice whether or not the accent was British and felt as though I were with old friends who had me on the edge of my seat or rolling with laughter, particularly Ramses. I am only into the 9th chapter with the new narrator and I am sad to say that it is now a chore to listen to this story. While she is undoubtedly very well spoken, I get the feeling that Ms. Rosenblatt did not even give a cursory listen to Ms. O'Malley's representation of the characters, or even read the book before "narrating" it. The characters are now stuffy and stodgy; sounding 20 years older than they are. She reads so slowly that it is an effort to listen and the pause between sentences and/or paragraphs is painfully long. I love this series and these characters but am disinclined to listen to any more of the Amelia Peobody Series as narrated by Ms. Rosenblatt. narration. I will more likely than not, read rather than listen to the remainder of the series. To change readers this late in the series was NOT a good decision. Please re-record books 7 forward with Susan O'Malley doing the reading as I would truly rather listening to the rest of the series.
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