I appreciate the author's effort to present a history lesson, then use a minority report theory to re-write the history into something delightfully fictitious. This book uses Homer's Iliad & Odyssey as the basis for a re-telling using Celts & the Caribbean as the characters & setting. You know what to expect from the characters, and as with any old friend, you look forward to hearing what they've been up to, and only smile when they crack the corny jokes that they always do. Entertainment, pure and simple.
That it is a great adventure novel with a minimum of graphic violence or sex. My elementary school kids listen in the car with me occasionally, and I don't have to worry often about how to censor what they're hearing.
Part of the story takes place in Nicaragua, and I would've appreciated the narrator researching the local pronounciations better: Ometepe Island should be 4 syllables, not 3 (o-may-TEP-pay, not o-may-TEP).
This was worth the time to listen.
This was a nice story overall, good for a long drive to some vacation time.
Hettie and the other characters are mostly believable, but the jumps in the narrative keep the listener saying "wha...?" at the start of a new chapter. I appreciated a modern setting of a nod to Jane Eyre and her fictional contemporaries, though.
haven't heard Roe's other performances, but I thought it was well done with the multiple characters & personalities easily distinguishable.
No need for a follow-up book. Hettie got her act together, it was a happy ending.
There were MANY skips in the audio - very distracting!
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