I was transported to another place and time with the beauty of this story and the superb narration by Rosalyn Landor. One of the two main characters is a contemporary American writer, Carrie, as she writes a novel set in early 17th century Scotland about the return of exiled King James to the Scottish throne during the reign of England's Queen Anne. The second narrator is the 17th century heroine, a young Scottish woman named Sophia, who takes the reader back to this time of intrigue, deception and danger, and two satisfying love stories. The two timelines are seamlessly interwoven and the narrator's skill at changing accents makes it easy to follow the two narrators, Carrie and Sophia, as the novel shifts back and forth between them. For those who enjoy historical fiction with detail, a sense of place and time, and romance you might find this as completely satisfying as I did.
Maybe the 30 somethings can relate. I kept trying to get into book this but these two characters were so self absorbed and clueless it was just tiresome.
The narrator was fine.
I have read or listened to all of Michael Connolly's books; both Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. The Fifth Witness is extremely well written, with an absorbing story line that doesn't gives the end game away -- until the end. The best of the Mickey Haller series yet. Michael Connolly just gets better and better. He is my very favorite mystery writer and I read American and British mysteries and thrillers almost exclusively. Peter Giles narration is perfect for both Mickey and Harry Bosch. I love his voice and how he doesn't make the women sound high pitched and stretched. This is an awesome match -- Connolly's writing and Giles narrating. You cannot go wrong if you enjoy mysteries and courtroom drama.
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