No, no and no! As a former David Eddings fan I was hugely disappointed with this.
Shorten the book by half. Do you really have to retell the story to every new character introduced?
Not if I can help it. The accents were terrible.
I almost cried at the end of part 3 when I realized there was still 4 plus hours to go.
This book never went anywhere. Characters, Devon for instance, never advanced. Yes, there was some backfill of their history but not much. At the end I was kicking myself for wasting so much time listening. Not even the brilliant Simon Vance could save this one.
I am a big fan of the HBO series Ladies Number One Detective Agency so I thought this might be good. To be honest I could not finish the book. I really tried but I gave up after 43 chapters. I had hoped to gain some insight into life in Edinborough but this seemed to be overshadowed by the lives of a group of odd characters. I couldn't find much of a reason to like any of them. The plot twists were obvious and tedious. Sorry, I can't really think of a single positive thing to say about it.
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