If this book had been written without every sentence containing negative sexual content, and instead kept to a story base, it would have been an OK read, a book like many others. I do not think it lived up to her previous writings at all.
J K Rowling has a supreme gift of word use which comes through at times. However, this is so overlayered by the negatives that her gifts unfortunately do not shine.
As above, I did not enjoy much about this book. My least favourite from Audible.
Having seen a book written by J K Rowling was at last available on Audible I was delighted. Unfortunately, this did not measure up to my expectations. I found the book unpleasant and not worth the credit nor the time I spent listening to it. Out of the 19 hours this book takes to read, I listened to two and three quarter hours, waiting to see if it would improve. It didn't. In my opinion it was a sad waste of talent.
I have visual problems now, so Audible has given me the gift of books again. The narrator is good and a most enjoyable read.
The Jasper Fforde books are 'one out of the box'! They have a great deal of literary knowledge in them, are a lot of fun with some wonderful plays on words.
Gabrielle Kruger has a great, laid back approach to reading Thursday Next that enhances the character and story.
A most enjoyable listen/read. Thank You!
I have enjoyed Ellis Peter's Cadfael series for many years, but this was my first Audible listen. In this book there is the sense of the Monastry, calm, considered, concise and the reality of the times mingled together with Cadfael as a bridge into both sides. I have found that Stephen Thorne was able to read this book well, giving the essence and atmosphere the book deserves. I strongly recomend it. Sandra
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