I have to admit that I will complete the series, but look forward to making sure I don't get involved in such a pitfall again. The narrator, Frank Whatever, is aweful! What happened to Richard Ferrone? This new guy ends every sentence in a whispery lengthening draw that is just so distracting. The difference between the last book and this book is like getting slapped in the face and getting moved from the orchestra seats to the smelly part of a theatre. Zion is now pronounced something like Tseeon and characters are now infused with bad accents...like Fortunado. Was he always from Brooklyn? I guess the marketing rush of this series got the best of its audio half too. Bad enough 1/4 of the content in the beginning of the series was a repeat of the former books. This is how NOT to do a series. The intended content takes an effort to find. Wonder what's else is in store for us.
I'm constantly reminded of why I left off around book three of the written series. How much of the content of books 2 and 3 is there just written to refresh people on the stories in the previous book? It's just so annoying when listening to the series to have that excessive repetition! That content is either there because the books were released so far apart (waiting to see if there was a market) or because they needed fill. Either way it should have been deleted because listening to these books, back to back, is both a blessing and a curse. At this point in the series and seeing how explosive the market for this topic is, I have to ask myself, do the authors research the jewish texts, or is it just their scholarly characters in the novel that lend that highly researched aspect to their content?
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