This was awful. I've tried 3 times to get into it, but the plot is so trite, and the characterization so shallow, there is just no way I can listen to any more.
Molly Harper doesn't write deep, thought provoking novels - she entertains. If you want something light and fun and a few chuckles, then this is a great choice. Ms. Harper is a genius of sarcasm and snark. Her characters are quirky and the situations are ridiculous, and I enjoyed every minute! And, try the green beans - pretty good, even if there is nothing nutritious about them!
Poor Styxx. Sad Styxx. Bullied Styxx. Hundreds of pages of "let's all feel sorry for Styxx." All of the heroes of this series have terrible back-stories, that is the major premise of the series. But, really, page after page after page of Styxx being tortured is just boring. There are only so many ways a person can be beaten or raped, and I'd a lot rather have some action or adventure than this repetitious, depressing slop. Sherrilyn, you let us down.
Charlotte MacLeod delivers another fun mystery with good characters and a great location (The Bay of Fundy). However, the presentation is ruined by poor narration - over enunciation of words, strange pauses and breaks, and a really bad interpretation of how older people sound make this hard to listen to, and take away the enjoyment of a fun little mystery.
This one has great characters, and a fun premise, but the author's skill is almost eclipsed by the reader's hyper-pronunciation of each word. It seems she substitutes precise enunciation for emotion or acting ability.
The story itself is a new werewolf saga with an interesting heroine, a quest for a handsome hero, amusing and talented sidekicks, and an ancient prophesy. What else could you want?
I've read Christophe Moore's other books, and laughed all the way through! I have really appreciated his off the wall sense of humor, and that you needed a little intelligence and literary background to appreciate his work. This one, however, is just boring - I kept waiting for it to get funny, and would put it on the back burner for a while before trying again. I give up - this just isn't up to his usual quality.
I really enjoyed the Small Changes trilogy (Farthing, Ha*Penny and Half Crown), so I would probably try another one.
No, and it hasn't turned me off from this author - I would give Jo Walton another try.
Singsong, but a nice rendition of a Welsh accent.
The author does have an occasional nice turn of phrase. Descriptions are very well done.
This book was so dull that I only continued to listen because I can't believe anything this boring ever got published! Do take the time to enjoy Farthing, but don't waste your time/money on this dull as dishwater recounting of science fiction reviews!
I was expecting quirky, English humor - but this was just deadly dull. The narrator's dead-pan, monotone recitation certainly did not enhance the book. The writing was stylistically poorly done with constant short, clipped sentences and little imagery. Depressing, dull, boring.
I love Charley! She's the most unlikely, sarcastic grim reaper imaginable - those who love Stephanie Plum and Betsey the Vampire Queen will have a new, snarky, witty heroine to add to their list!
Wow - MaryJanice lost her character development in this one - it went from Betsy being sarcastic and amusing to being sarcastic and annoying, from Betsy being a little bit of an air-head, but a lovable air-head to being a pain in the neck. I don't like Betsy anymore, and I'm disappointed that a series I was really enjoying disintegrated so quickly.
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