Yes and no. Having listened to the first two books, I had to listen to this, the last, or I would have gone crazy. But, as with the first two, I found both the writing and reading lacking in anything really special.
Probably not. I thought the story line trite, reworked themes from other titles in the genre.
There was something weird in the reader's intonation or word emphasis or something that I can't quite put my finger on. As with the first two books, I kept finding myself re-saying the passages in my head to make them sound "right."
No. I found the story an overworked amalgamation of themes and ideas from other books in the genre, and not well enough written to make it feel different.
Probably not. I didn't think the writing was all that good.
Maybe have a coach or something to point out whatever weird problem makes him hard to listen to. I can't place my finger on it, but there's something strange with his emphasis or pauses or something that make him hard to listen to.
Forget about whether you "think" you like historical-action-romance-drama type books. One listen and you will be hooked by Porter's amazing ability to make every character come to life with great reading, accents, everything!
The books in this series are absurdly addicting. I love the "historical" fiction (I actually have no idea how much "truth" is reflected in the historical attributes and am happy in ignorant bliss), but most of all I love the characters and the over-the-top situations they get into one after another - just when you think there's a lull, they get into something else dramatic and hilarious and perfect for keeping me awake on my long commute.
What DIDN'T I like!?!?! I think her reading makes these books (no offense to the author). I honestly don't think I would have taken up any of the sequels if not for the narration, simply because I would have thought it wasn't the sort of book I'd like... but she has me entranced - the energy, the accents, everything!
Listen to every one of these books and wait impatiently for the next.
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