I enjoyed this book tremendously. The narration is superb! I found the characters were interesting and believeable, and the story was compelling. I was sorry to hear of the author's untimely death--- kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Disappointment... the reviews and promos were misleading. This book should be categorized as Christian Lit-- not a genre I enjoy reading unless I'm focused on Bible study.
Although this book grabbed me from the beginning, it took a weird and sinister turn about two-thirds into it. It's certainly an interesting idea for a story, but it led me down a trail that I just didn't want to go, so I turned it off and deleted it from my playlist. I'm sorry I wasted a credit on this one.
I've been a great fan of the Outlander series but Echo has left me cold. This book served to introduce a number of what could become interesting story lines, but none were adequately explored , much less developed. Let's face it, Ms. Gabaldon, Lord John is just not that interesting! I'm definitely not buying the Lord John-Claire marriage deal. Come on! The Claire I know and love would have chosen prison over marriage to that arrogant jerk any day! An imprisoned Claire would have been infinitely more interesting than the bedroom scene with Lord Milktoast! Ms. Gabaldon has let her readers down with this latest edition of the Jamie-Claire saga. The sudden ending with so many unresolved and unexplained issues left me sad, confused, and frustrated instead of wanting more.
The characters and places come alive with Burke's prose and Patton's many voices. I hope to enjoy more of Hack's and Pam's adventures!
Although I prefer unabridged books and don't want to miss one word of the Jamie-Claire story, I enjoyed this production. Ms. James has a fine voice and represents both Claire and Jamie very well.
The story line is not as strong as some of Burke's other novels, such as Tin Roof, but Will Patton's narration makes it interesting, entertaining and difficult to put down! Will's ability to give each character such a distinguishable voice, especially Clete, makes this a best seller in my book.
The plot is weak; characters are shallow; dialogue is trivial; and it's tiresome to listen to. Don't waste your time!
I'm surprise that Will Patton didn't read himself to sleep with this one!
I am listening to this novel for the second time and continue to enjoy the wonderful characterization and excellent narration. Will Patton's many voices bring these incredible characters to life, especially Monarch and Clete! His soft southern voice is music to my southern ears. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of Dave.
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