The author did a great job of telling the story, giving the facts and entertaining the reader. I was truely impressed.
I was so excited to find that audible finally had this book. I don't usually read and listen to the same books, but this book is an exception. Ms Poundstone's look at herself is smart, histerical and real. It is so nice to have her back!
As someone that is taking care of my ailing father I found may a chuckles in this novel. Unless you have no heart at all it is impossible to not find this novel to be funny, sweet, insightful, hopeful and inspiring. For the reader/listener that does not enjoy this...go buy a puppy and learn how to love.
"A Trial by Jury" is more like a trial of patients. I did not enjoy and to be quite honest I was often annoyed with this book. I felt that author spent much of his time talking at the listener instead of to the listener. For the most part I was bored with the reader and the read. I just couldn't wait for it to end
Two words come to mind...God awful. The sad part is, I am a Cornwell fan. In this book, however, she had a tendency to run on and on about just about anything and everything, over explaining the simplest concepts. I was also turned off by the general attitude of Cornwell. She was very condescending to the reader and other authors of the topic alike. Is is almost as if she is saying,"Good God how could the rest of the world be so stupid" and "Why do I need to explain thist to you." Well Pat you don't. The rest of the world is not stupid.
As displeased as I am with Cornwell, I am equally dispeased with the narator, who floats in and out of her brittish accent for no apparent reason. The only thing worse than the boring lecture that this book turned out to be was the voice and style of the narrator.
All thumbs down. A real turn off. If it would have been my first Cornwell book...it would have been my last.
I am what I refer to as a literary snob. If I take the time to read(or listen)to a book, well it had better be good. I really was not going to read this book simply due to all the hype and press the book has been given. Well, call it a weak moment, call it morbid curiosity, call it a extra carry over credits from Audible, call it what ever you like...I downloaded this book and started to listen. I did not stop until my ears ached from my pods.
This novel is absolutely fabulous! There really is no other way to discribe it. Granted the narration had a much to be desired, but after the first 20 minutes the monotone narration, and cheese french accents are easily over looked. The story line grabs on to you and does not let you go. Puzzeling. Fast. Thrilling. Definately time well spent.
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