Turnip Wins Hoo-ray!!!
I really can't compare this book to any other....because I don't usually read this kind of book. I purchased "The Black Tulip" several years ago in an airport just before I boarded an oversees flight. I was hooked! Lauren Willig paints amazing pictures and her knowledge of the time period is astounding! She creates character that you root for! I love the way she weaves character from book to book. The best book in this series in my opinion is "The Crimson Rose". But that is only because I love characters with sharp tongues and a rapier wit!
This woman for this series is total perfection! I love to hear Kate read almost anything but this particular series is just made for her. I think I love her male voices sometimes better than her women. She is an awesome performer who makes me feel what she's reading. It doesn't get much better than that.
It would have to be Turnip. I would delight in watching and listening to him.
A note to the author. I love your work! There is one tiny flaw that gets me every time it happens. And it may only be a flaw to me. Your modern day character uses the term "Mobile" instead of "Cell Phone". If she were an American abroad I really don't think she would use that term.
The one thing that made this book so enjoyable was very twisting plot line. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. This one really messes with your head.
I have listened to them on all of Baldacci's book. They do a very good job.
This was most definitely a book you wanted to read in one sitting. Action packed and face paced. Its one of those you'll stay up day and night listing too.
I like the main character in and interaction through the tale.
It was the scene in the back parking lot. Love the action of that scene
Really enjoy his voice a lot! I hope to hear more of him as this character
No extreme reactions but it was very tale.
I really got hook on Eoin Colfer from his children's series Artemis Fowl. I like his leap into this genre and hope to see more.
This book was totally disappointing. It was a how to book based on ZERO facts
The best way for this book to been better was not to write it!
Yes she ready well but unfortunately she had nothing to read
As always Baldacci starts off with bang and then simply over deliver. Well I guess your can't really over deliver. I loved the weaving together of the two different tales. What an artist Baldacci is! I love the tough street kid who just wants to be normal and the even tougher assassin who seems to wish he could go back and just be normal and their inevitable bonding!
It has to be the assassin with a heart. What a wonderfully well written character!
I'm a huge David Baldacci fan so I've listen to Ron and Oriagh many times. The timbre of Ron's voice was perfect for the Camel Club series but seem a bit old for some of Baldacci's other books. However, he captures the flavor of this books spot on! I do enjoy Oriagh Cassidy too, however some times her character voices run together. I always hope that there are only about three female voices she has to do so that I won't get confused who is talking.
I would love to hear Scott Brick and Jennifer Ikeda read a David Baldacci book!!!!
David Baldacci's books are always pager turning, on the edge of your seat, nail bitter but no extreme emotion like laughing or crying.
This book would ranks somewhere in the lower middle. I have really enjoyed this character in many of Ms Coutler's later books but for some reason I thought the plot was week.
I think this book was early in the series. So I feel Ms Coutler had not really developed her style fully for this character. If I read it when it first came out I think I would have a much higher opinion of it. In her later books these character are awesome and the plots are strong.
I enjoyed her performance. He is an excellent narrator. I haven't listen to her except in this series.
No I did not have an extreme reaction. Thought the story line dragged a bit.
Spectacular Story Telling!!!
I would say its Lauren Willig's "Pink Carnation" meets "Shakespeare in Love"
That is so hard to say! Like her last book every group of scenes are memorable. I would have to say there are three scenes in particular that are my favorites. The scene with the vampires father where our heroine kill another witch, in Father Hubert's court and the when they were in the court of Queen Elizabeth. This book is a page turner!
There were a couple places that teared up. I've listened to the book three times now I don't recall laughing but I was on the edge of my seat even the second and third time through.
I can't wait for book three. Ms. Harkness's knowledge of history and putting actual obscure events into play and giving them meaning with her tale puts her leaps and bound above so many of todays authors. Her knowledge as a historian appear vast as it pertains to her story telling. Again, I can't wait for the next book! I hope its out quicker than two years.
What's not to love! The characters are well developed and the plot twists and turns. I purchased this book simply because of its title. I really didn't expect much from it but....oh my was I surprised. I love the thought of vampires but had never really viewed them in this light before. I really appreciated the preternatural attributes Ms. Harkness has given the vampire and witch characters. Never considered a vampires sense of smell and hearing before.
When I think back on the book it is chalk-o-block full or memorable moments. But I think my very favorite is the ending. Ms. Harkness is a true master at causing the reading to lust for the next event!
I had not hear Jennifer before but she is awesome. I liken her to younger sounding Kate Reading whom I adore listing too! Jennifer has great male character and wonderful voice distinction. She's a keeper for the series I hope!!!
Actually there were a couple of time I got teary and many times I laughed out loud. That happen especially when the characters talked about the Bishop's house. I also loved the way the author dealt with the homosexual characters too. She made them seem so everyday. Don't let the fact the book has gay people in stop you from reading it. They actual play a small but integral part.
When the second book came out I went back to listen to this one again. Deborah Harkness is a wonderful story teller.
It would have been better if it actually original content. I seemed a rehash of many other authors works
No. But I will be sure to use the sample listen before I purchase from now on.
I wouldn't do that to any narrator. I just hope they got paid well. The narrator are fine. It was the content that was worthless.
It best redeeming quality......was when it was over!
It ranks really high in this genre. Lauren Willig is a wonderful author. This is the only series of this type I listen too and I forget that it could be considered a romance novel. Her characters are will developed and they are multifaceted. She not only creates actions, she gives her character purpose. For me the love story is an aside but they always make me feel good in the end. She has a way creating the perfect amount tension between her main characters. I avoid the term love interest but that's what they are. Her secondary characters are also ALWAYS well developed as well.
Its a toss up between the mail and the female lead. They both have great back stories and good reasons for doing what they do.
As always her performance was top notch. I simple love her reading this series
I think I would take out one of the secondary characters. I would take the old painter. I know the stories of his life would be fascinating.
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