I have most of Glenn's books but this is the first including Ms. Harriet Parke. I found the writing/dialogue juvenile. The imagery was far to weird for a period in time not that far removed from the pre-Republic era. For the first time in my life, as I was listening to the book, from scene to scene I thought, "I could have written such a better storyline"; and I'm not a writer! I have no doubt in my mind that this book was rushed from conception to publication. It could have been so much better. So so much better.
Actually I'd be interested in a re-write of THIS book by another author. Agenda 21 has the potential to be a great read and a great movie.
Because I was continually distracted by the poor writing, the negative impression carried through to Ms. Lavoy's performance. As this was the first time I've heard her narrate a book I'd try at least one more by her before I make a firm decision.
I appreciate your work Glenn, but this is a real stinker!
The second book in this series was offered in a deep discount, so I bought the first book (this one) to start the series. If I didn't already have the second book, I probably would not have bought another, at least with this author / reader combination.
I'm a plain old Midwestern United States citizen who has listened to quite a few books well performed by readers with accents (British, Australian, East Indian & middle-eastern). I've enjoyed all of the, until now for the accent was just too heavy and/or was read too fast. Many times I had to repeat parts and part way through i just said "the heck with it!" and stopped trying to understand the missing dialog. In the end, it was not my most enjoyable experience.
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