Penndel, PA, United States | Member Since 2011
I have some excellent books, but so far, this is the best! The narration is stunning and the story is, at the same time, strikingly familiar, yet new and unique.
Such an unconventional, yet familiar theme. While I think I might know what will happen, I can't stop listening.
This is the first time I've heard Rebecca Soler. She's amazing---so many characters; done so well. At the risk of sounding stuffy--this lady has remarkable diction and a beautiful tone.
So far, I have only listened to Part One and am now writing this review as I am downloading the second part.
Even though this is the familiar girl-seeking-identity genre---it is a new twist and very compelling.
What a pleasure to listen to a wonderfully well-developed mystery that wasn't bogged down by vulgarity and sexual innuendo. While I didn't realize I had purchased a book that could have been marketed to tweens, I found it refreshing and delightful. The narrator's accent didn't seem totally authentic, but was child-like, charming, and full of expression. The story unfolded brilliantly, and the ending was quite suspenseful. All-in-all, I'm not the least bit ashamed to say I thoroughly enjoyed this tale!
Roy Dotrice performed so brilliantly that I was drawn in to the story. I actually thought it was the genre I am more accustomed to: historical fiction. As the story became more complex, and the characters were unwrapped, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the female characters were described and developed.
Apart from a few redundant phrases and a little too much vulgarity for my taste, this was wonderfully well-written When it became more obvious that it was a fantasy (towards the end) I was so looking forward to finding out what happened to each character, that I could better deal with the ending. I think I will get the second book after all---I really need to know what happens to Aria and Sensa (that 's the one bad thing about Audible books--I guess at the spelling of the names)
Elizabeth McGovern was the perfect performer for this book. She WAS Cora! She made this book alive and calmly played the part during each surprising turn of events.
The revelation of Alan's real love-life. NEVER saw that coming.
I enjoyed seeing her in Downton Abbey, but other than that, have not heard her other Audible performances. I will go look for them now, though.
I did get a little blurry-eyed towards the end of the book.
I hadn't ever heard of the book and now I think it's the best so far!
nothing could have saved this story--it was purely gratuitous violence and gore
no, just wary of this author--I loved her earlier books. This is a real departure from her usual style
I don't know what she was thinking when she started this book---it is not at all compelling in any way. Seems like she sold out to the worldly view of unnecessary graphic violence in order to sell a book---it just doesn't work.
Actually, I would like to have the whole book, but I don't see how to get it. I would listen to it again, however, with someone else so that we could chat about it.
The author / narrator is so obviously captivated by his research that his excitement is catching. He really made it enjoyable! I liked the variety of vignettes, and the fact that some of the researchers he described were women.
actually, this is the first Gart Sundem for me
I wish there was some way to make a more noticeable delineation between each of the short stories. I wasn't always aware of when one had ended and another was beginning or if they were related to each other.
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