There might be some great principles and pointers in this book, but the author's ego gets in the way: how many stories about herself do we really need to hear? Good golly.
Way too distracting. Plus, she never seems to circle back to nail down the point she is trying to make...
This book was a delight, from start to finish. The story was engaging, the two main characters are well drawn out and very likeable. The plot sailed along - I felt like I was along for the ride. The narrator did a superb job. I'll likely seek out other books he narrates. Looking forward to the next two volumes in this series. Highly recommended for those who love a good, old fashioned fantasy adventure story.
I loved the twists and turns. Also, as the story progressed, one got a stronger sense of who each of the characters were - each had pretty layered personalities.
Again, the narrator was wonderful. His talents made it easy to fall into the story. Each character had its own identity, based on Mr. Reynold's talents. Terrific!
Hmmm. Tag line: Most lovable thieves ever!
I adored this book. It was my first Goddard book and certainly won't be my last.
The story was compelling, with interesting, well rounded characters and plenty of twists and turns. It had a bit of a "gothic" feel to it but retained a great sense of place and time. Great phrases and descriptions. I was hooked from the first sentence.
Michael Kitchen was superb. I do believe he is the best narrator I've encountered - and there are a host of great ones on Audible. I would - and will - seek out other books he narrates. What a great voice and talent!
It was, but it wasn't - I wanted the story to last and last. I did find myself staying up way later just to hear one more chapter. I also think this will be a "re-listen" for me.
Top shelf, all the way. Great author, great narrator - all of it: simply wonderful.
It was an interesting - I learned a lot. The author folded in all of the information and details beautifully....
He made the tragedy far more "personal" with so many stories of the individuals involved with both the construction of the ship and those on the voyage.
Hard to specify that with this type of book. I think the "regular" people he talked about ..such sad stories.
I certainly got teary...
The narrator did a simply outstanding job....
I found the story to be entertaining and engaging. The narrator was perfect for the story and I was sorry to have it end...
Thanks to Neil Gaiman for bringing this title to us - I will definitely check our more "Neil Gaiman Presents" selections...
It was a bit like a grown up fairy tale story...
Mr. Ballerini did a masterful job - really brought the story to life.
Alison Weir always does such an amazing job. This story is wonderful, start to finish. I loved it; didn't want it to end. So many interesting facts. My perception of Isabella has changed dramatically because of this book. The narrator did a superb job.
Her focus on righting the wrong done to her, as well as the country, was very insightful. Such a contrast to how the story was told in other historical accounts.
I loved the narrator. It was my first time listening to a book with Ms. Lecat as the narrator. I'll be sure to seek out other books she has narrated..
Recommended for any history buff, but also for anyone just looking for a good story.
This guy needs some presentation skills: his multiple starts and re-starts got wearisome and his heavy use of stories, without bringing home the point, was maddening. Also, I became more and more mindful of his mis-use of popular terms and phrases.
He has some great points, but they were so muddled with his constant asides, efforts to be amusing and assumption that the audience gets the point he is trying to make - he simply goes off tangent way too much. He doesn't tie it up.
A great story - the great narration kept me riveted throughout the story.
What a stupid story: not quite a mystery and too obvious of a stereotypical romance - complete with sexist attitudes/assumptions, tired dialogue and cardboard characters. No sense of suspense with regard to the plot, and the characters fell into such obvious roles. Ick.
A delightful story - especially listening to it as an audio book. The narrator is perfect for the story. At times, it seemed that the story will follow along stereotypical lines, but it swerved away from that. Charming.
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