I am an great fan of Kelley Armstrong, but this book was like hanging out with a person who has ADHD. One minute it is a Sci/Fi, the next a mystery thriller, the next a romance, with not much melding of the three, kind of choppy.
I finished the book last night, and I am still trying to figure it out. I could sense maybe three or four different books all crunched together into one. I really enjoy Ms. Armstrong's work, she is such a great writer but this book was just odd. Different editor perhaps?
Annoying, Annoying, Annoying. Neither one of these narrators impressed me. The narrator for the main character had a really annoying voice. In my opinion, if the director didn't want to have just one narrator then he/she should have chosen male and female voices.
Hopefully this is the beginning of a series, and Ms. Armstrong will sort out the plot mismatches in subsequent books.
This is the first book of a very enjoyable series. The encounters between the indomitable and highly intelligent Peabody and the opinionated and irascible Emerson are my favorite portions of the book.
Peabody's indomitable spirit, the subtle humor and that there is only natural sexuality not the in-your-face porn of other series. This is an adult book, however, there are many adult themes as a lover deserting a woman he has seduced and ruined, and so forth. The author is obviously very knowledgeable about her subject so we get to learn something about modern Egyptology in its infancy.
Rosenblat is the voice of Peabody, I have listened to other narrators read this series and it is just not the same. She does Emerson particularly well.
When Peabody goes against all custom and hires a ruined woman as her companion.
The entire series is wonderful don't stop with this one book. You will be captivated by the descriptions of early archeology, the wonder of Egypt during those early years and a continuing saga of Emerson, Peabody, and eventually Ramses their son.
Makes me crazy when this word is mispronounced. Calvary is where Jesus was crucified. Cavalry are mounted soldiers.
I have listened to Gabra Zackman before and enjoyed her work.
I quit listening 2/3 of the way through the book. I kept waiting for the book to get good and it never did.
I have heard some bad narrators, the one who chewed gum to keep her mouth moist, in an early J.A. Jance book, is a case in point. However, John Glover is not one of them. I have listened to all of the Harry Dresden books and although James Marsters has pretty much defined Harry, Mr. Glover did a fine job on this book. I have no complaints about his narration. This is simply a very engaging, well written book, a worthy addition to the series.
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