This book and the companion Princes of Ireland are fantastic windows into the interesting past of Ireland. The narrator was great. Distinguishable voices and not annoying on the females. I've listened to this (Dublin Saga) as 1916 and The Greener Shore and found they complemented each other well. Good characters and good historical research in both events and details kept all four interesting. I really wanted to follow these characters on into their futures, so they must have been engaging!
This has given me the resolve to get a handle on my dogs' various issues and hope that I might succeed. Now we'll see if I can pull it off. This book is more about the dog/human power struggle and how to win it than anything like training tips. It's about getting the dog and people to have the right attitude which hopefully will be reflected in behavior.
I've read it. I've listened to it. And I'm ready to do it again. What a tremendous book! The historical fiction is set to the Jacobite rebellion, not a topic I've ever been interested in, actually. But no matter. This book--both stories (you'll see what I mean)--created the interest and maintained it. Kearsley creates characters you can care about in every century. This book is full of suspense down to the last sentence. Don't miss it. (I still can't decide whether I like this or Kearsley's The Rose Garden best. I've re-read both, something I rarely do. This one grabbed my attention more quickly but other than that I think it's a toss up. They are both over the top fantastic. (This review is by the female half of this account, btw)
The novel is great and the narrator made it for me. Kept me on the edge of my seat long as it is.
This entire series is fantastic. Historical fiction, romance, and a great ongoing story. The narrator is truly perfect for this series, more than any other I've ever heard him do. I've listened to the whole series twice and will listen again.
John Lee did a great job of bringing all these characters to life. This novel did a fine job of making the political and religious quirks of ancient Rome as well as the various larger than life characters understandable and interesting.
The saga continues successfully. I was afraid that the story would get dull once certain domestic milestones were reached but this one was going strong!! Loved it. Made me decide that I want to go back an listen to the whole series again.
Just as great as their audio novelization of Macbeth, perhaps even better. The narration, the story, everything is unsurpassed. Shakespeare himself I think would be pleased.
I had started reading this book and got busy with other things so I thought I'd give the audio a try. Not sure I can make it through though. This narrator is worse than a synthetic voice. Mispronunciations, wooden, no characterization, akin to listening to a first grader struggle through. Maddening, absolutely maddening. I should have paid attention to the other reviewers. If there were a 0 star option for performance this would get it. Hope the gentleman hasn't quit his day job.
I enjoy this entire series. The narrator is great---knew her voice from Kearsley's Rose Garden and immediately bought the first book when I recognized her voice on the sample. This one takes a particularly interesting turn, keeping our character from being just a NancyDrew/MissMarpleTheYounger/CaseOfTheWeek type of story. This one really broadens the scope of the story. Listen to them in order. After this one I knew I'd continue to listen and enjoy.
This is a pretty reasonable opening for the Arthur saga/backstory. I'm glad btw that I've already read CS Lewis's Space Trilogy (all the way to the end) as well as King Arthur's Bones (medieval murderers) as those stories honestly gave me more patience with this one. (I recommend you listen to both of those first.) This book takes a long time to get going as another reviewer said, and it was actually that review to got me to finish it. I'm glad I did. Haven't decided whether or not to go further. I believe now that I actually care about these people I'd like to know how the author develops the rest of the Arthurian saga, but i don't think I can take Fred.Davidson's narration of it. (I've listened to lots of his stuff, and after a while it all grates.) May just need to read it if Audible doesn't get another narrator to do them.
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