The book drags on and while some of the points are interesting, I was not too upset that I fell asleep for large portions of the narrative.
I love the series, the author, and the narrator. I hadn't listened to this particular book in a while, so I was thrilled when I found it again. You can't go wrong with Mrs. Pollifax!
This book is way down my list of books to recommend. It touches on an interesting aspect of history, but it didn't wow me. It was one that I put down several times before making it to the end.
Always love Kate Reading.
Would listen to the rest of the series if it was priced right.
I'm not sure if it is the writing or the reading that makes this book seem so simple. Practically bangs you up side with the head with "the message" again and again and again.
Still love Pern, good for nostalgia, but not the same quality as his mother.
This is definitely going on the "listen again" list, Mary Roach packs so much information into her books that you can never digest (forgive me) it all in one go.
Roach isn't squeamish about tackling the less glorious topics, she looks into the angles that I want to know about, but am too afraid to ask.
If you are inquisitive, any of Roaches works are worth a listen!
Another Archer Success
Jeffrey Archer is one of my all time favorite storytellers, I have yet to find a book of his that I did not like. In true Archer fashion he hooks you in the beginning and leaves you hanging in the end, dying for the next book to come out!
Yes, I got hooked on the series and bought this and the third book as soon as I finished the first one.
I have to admit that this series was a bit of a guilty pleasure - I felt a little ashamed to be listening to a teeny-bopper romance at my age, but I couldn't resist.
Humphrey Bower's voice definitely adds to the piece.
I always appreciate Courtenay's attention to detail - you can see, hear, and even smell his stories.
He did a nice job with a range of characters giving each a distinct personality.
I will admit to walking around with headphones in during every spare moment for several days to the great annoyance of others around me during this one.
Well written and performed, but it left me feeling like the story was unfinished.
Making it less repetitive would be a step in the right direction. I felt as though the author was hitting the reader over the head repeatedly with the plot line so as to be sure the reader "got it" - it was loud and clear.
I learned about Loki's daughters (approximately 30 seconds worth of material), which was interesting.
Possibly in a different genre.
Please spare us, or at least relegate it to daytime TV.
A polite way to describe this piece would be "light.". I was trying to escape a stressful setting for a few minutes every day while I was listening, and it was great for that. Would I recommend it to a friend, no. Would I listen to it again, no. Am I glad I got it for under $5, yes - paying more would be a crime.
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