Would have been a better book without the exhaustingly long gratuitous sex scenes, although I assume that most people are attracted to the book for that very reason.
I wouldn't bother reading any of the other books in the series.. Let me guess what happens next? They get together, she tries to 'change' him, they have lots more SnM sex, they separate... get back together blah blah.. I might be completely wrong of course.
Good narration. Quite enjoyed Becca's voice and narration style.
Having said all that... if I got the royalties that the author has... I'd be laughing all the way to the bank.
It's a fun book to listen to with a superb performance from the reader ... I've just started to get into the genre of fantasy, magic... I enjoy listening while I'm doing other activities.. easy listening because the story is not to convoluted.
I loved the relationship that are built in the book among cultures and people... many analogies can be drawn to modern day conflicts...
Pete Bradbury used a wonderful array of voices and moods - a great job.
I thought the ending was very abrupt and in fact have come on line now to see if there is a fourth book in the series... alas there is not.
You have to enjoy listening to very lengthy books to enjoy this trilogy.
You do not understand why the book is called Jack of Diamands until the very end.... Jack of Diamonds is an epic story stretching 3 phases of Jacks life. Loved the variety in the each of the stories across the span of Jack's life.
Humphrey Bower gives a superb performance which enhances the experience of the book - best performance I have heard!
I loved Jack and the book if full of lively, thoroughly developed characters.
I don't tend to re-read ANY books. My plan is to re-read (listen) to my books when I retire...
I was completely surprised by the subject matter.... he usually writes about law firms and legal situations...
I loved the scene at the end with the two main characters coming to an understanding.
Calico Joe was the most memorable, mainly because the book is names after him and because of his suffering... what a huge waste of life ... very sad.... and yet what strength of character.
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