This is nothing but garbage, no real plot, but just an attempt at being horribly gross...not worth even $1.00.
An unrepentant rake meets the moralistic miss, and sparks fly across England and France. Seeking to save her sister a disgrace, our heroine sacrifices herself and her reputation, and finds herself at the mercy of a callous libertine. After abducting her to France, then...well, it is a lovely and fun romance, and the narrator is EXCELLENT!
Burroughs writes one of his best 'sci fi' works in the Martian series in this follow-up to Princess of Mars, etc. At his most inventive and imaginative, full of surprises and action, it is great to read or listen to. I don't think John Bohlen is the best reader, but is adequate. His female voices are hard to understand. Otherwise, this would be 5 star! It's too bad someone doesn't make this series into movies!!
Fairly raw murder descriptions, but accurate historical detail, thanks to Mr. Carr's historical background. Plot gets you engaged, and you like the main character despite his faults. Good mystery!
Perhaps I would enjoy this plot more if the reader had more lively delivery. A generally sad story, of course, in which foolishness is justified by 'social restraint'. A wonder the English ever got together! Still worth reading for the social context.
Ellis Peters(she, by the way) puts us square into the 11th century with Brother Cadfael in his Shrewsbury Monastery. Good plot, but I find Vanessa a little hard to understand at times. Fair paced reading, though.
Why does someone who reads think that a scientific topic deserves a monotonous tone of voice? I simply could not listen long to this narrative without shutting my CD off. Too bad....
Really, what a silly plot! I can think of a lot better adventures for our heroic captain that this exchange of bodies.
I found Richard Matthews to be the reader for "The Patient's Eyes", and he does very, very well.
I have long been a fan of E.R. Burroughs, and this is one of his best in the Mars Series. My only problem is John Bolen's reading--he is difficult to understand when mimicking women's voices, and he often pauses between sentences, leaving you to wonder if your iPod is working. Still recommended.
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