I'm sorry, but I do have to differ in my opinion of this book from most other listeners. I've read 3 Trollope books before this one ... each was charming, if at times slow. I found this book to be simply boring. The redeeming value of this listen lies in the excellent narration of Timothy West, and the author's impeccable writing style. Unless you have an interest in church politics I'd skip this one.
I love this book! Captures the time period, and, more specifically, the women of the time in such a charming and thoughtful way. Great story line, through to the end. 5 stars.
I realize that I am in the minority on this one, but I found this book basically boring ... Cute premise, but often tedious. Too many characters for no particular reason. Good narration, though.
I found this book to be average chick lit. The characters were largely stereotypical, and old fashioned in their life view as well. 3 stars for some maturity in the plot line.
I usually like Patrick Taylor's books, and look forward to new ones coming out. This book, although interesting in parts to fill us in about the earlier lives of his beloved characters, was generally ho hum. Personally, I thought heavy on medicine, light on character storyline (I prefer the latter). Very good narration inspires the reader to hope for another book in the series, soon.
This book fell flat for me. Perhaps that is due to a strained storyline or lack of effort by the author. Too much time spent recalling past events. Erratic character development. I would skip this one.
I've really come to appreciate Anthony Trollope, and love his dry sense of humor. The plot for this one is, I think, the weakest of the books in this series. I give it 3 stars ... Kind of drags at times, but on the plus side not much about parliamentary procedure.
This is a very good series. Great characters, very forward thinking in terms of gender roles. And, of course, there is the incomparable narration of Timothy West. Recommended!
This book is very unusual and creative ( as one would expect from the author of "eat, pray, love"). Definitely exotic and a bit esoteric. I have to say, however, that I enjoyed it more while I was reading it than now in retrospect. I enjoyed the exotic forays -- both emotional and locational --?more than the central premise. So, I give this one 4 stars.
The central characters step out of the box in this Victorian novel. An insightful view of how women think, with that wonderfully dry British humor. My favorite of his books so far.
it was nice spending the time with anthony trollope, once again. i'd give this one a 3, or 3 1/2 stars since i don't think it ever really got off the ground. characters a bit two dimensional ... parts about parliament and hunting more interesting (although these are not subjects that generally keep my attention). so, on balance, an average trollope read, which, to his fans, is good enough reason to use an audible credit!
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