This is the lamest, slowest story ever. Things pop up that you've never heard of. Stupidity is rampant. Instead of just doing what a normal person would do the heroine just talks and talks and talks and eats a lot of yogurt. I counted at least three scenes already where she eats yogurt???? ARGH Don't torture yourself. Choose something else. Patricia Briggs maybe?
I love this narrator. I believe he is the best I have ever heard. I also loved the last book from this author and the same narrator...HOWEVER, I am half way through and making myself listen. Cannot stand one more scene of torture and violence. Its just one after another after another. Unrelentingly violent and slow...so slow. The best way I can describe it is....Know how some romance authors take a lot of graphic sex and link those scenes loosely with narrative?? This book like that with violent interludes. Putting it down!
A very excellent addition to the Thursday Next series. There were some slow moments toward the beginning but as a lover of this series I can be forgiving---plus it picked right up!
You'll love it.
I won't bother to download any books by this author again. I thought at first I had gotten a young adult edition or something but then there was a lot of hinting at homosexuality and sexuality in general. No sex, mind you. That might have spiced things up some but just hints. Then there were some pretty gruesome descriptions of what they did to traitors so I figure it isn't meant to be puerile and juvenile on purpose. Just say NO. Save your credits.
I've already read this series (except for the newest one) and was apprehensive about the complexity of the story line and my ability to keep the characters straight in the audio version. I was even a little uncertain about the accent of the narrator when I listened to the sample! I decided to try it anyway b/c I don't have time to re-read the series before I read the last, newest book and wanted to refresh my memory on some long car trips.
I am so pleasantly surprised--Dotrice makes the characters easy to keep separate and his accent adds to the story instead of detracting. I'm thrilled with it and just hope he continues to read the other books in the series! Go for it, you won't be disappointed.
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