As both a historical fiction and vampire lover, I was really rooting for this book. I liked it so much I even made it all the way to the last couple hours of the novel before calling it quits. I was so bored with the story I couldn't follow it. It's not that it's an overly hard plot to follow, I just found it difficult to pay attention to. My mind kept wandering and then I'd have to rewind to re-listen to what I missed. It sounds like an enthralling plot line so I really am confused as to where it went so wrong...It just never really took off
This is the type of book you never want to end. It is captivating, and is narrated wonderfully. I recommend this book to anyone I ever get into a conversation about books with. I have known both men and women of all ages who have read or listened to it, and all love it. I feel like the narration adds to it. This book will stick with you!
I loved loved loved this book in high school and have often referred to it as one of my favorite books. I decided to listen to the audio version as it has been a while. I was very dissapointed and barely made it through. I found the narration to be annoying and corny. I feel like this book makes a much better read then listen.
If your into the James Patterson feel-good, entertaining, but not-to-realistic type novels, then this is the book for you. I found it a bit silly but was still entertained enough to stick with it. It was enjoyable enough and the narration was pretty top notch.
If you enjoyed Pillars of the Earth, then this is a no-brainer. If you never read Pillars of the Earth, that's fine too. This book stands alone as a great book. It is not necessary to have read the first novel to understand the story as it takes place much later with all new characters. Very interesting. A must for historical fiction lovers!
I listen to very little non-fiction, but this is a story I couldn't resist. I finished it in a day and a half and was completely consumed by this fascinating story. I would recommend it to anyone.
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