I thoroughly enjoyed this saga, all four books. McMurtry did not disappoint with great characters, tying in historical characters and events, and bringing the harsh reality of the frontier to life. Alfred Molina was perfect as well. I'm just sorry it's done.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy with this final book being the best, mainly because there was so much more of the Laird in this book. I would liked to have heard it narrated by Simon Prebble. I did like the soft Scottish brogue Matthew Brenher gave to the Laird in the first two books but then he never used it in the third book, even after they returned to Scotland. Even worse, the original Cynsters all sounded completely different than their original voices as established by Simon Prebble. Very disconcerting. But even so, I'll be listening to it again.
I'd already read the book twice so I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend hours listening to it. It was on sale so I decided to give it a try. It was just as great as I remembered and it had been long enough since I read it for me to enjoy all the details. John Lee did a great job of bringing the characters to life. Now on to World Without End. I've only read that once!
I've tried twice to listen to this book, but I just can't seem to stick with it. The plot just doesn't move along. The narration is so-so and that may be part of the problem.
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