The story line was at times interesting if not Illogical and even preposterous but the innappropriate dialogue between characters was so childish it was painful . I had the distinct feeling I was reading a novel written by a 8 grader. The narration was most annoying making the overall experience too much to endure. Sorry, but this one is not worth further discussion.
If the Edge is typical of Catherine Coulter's writing, it will be my last read.
The story continues to build on the first book of the series in a logical but interesting way continuing ot develop existing characters and adding new ones. The historical premise is fascinating and I suspect not far from reality and perhaps a good, bad and evil microcosm of a world at war .
Unfortuneately, the narration was, even in the faster speed setting of my ipod, painful to endure. The way too often repeated and labored pronunciation of German and Argentinian military titles was tortured and got in the way of the flow of the story. So distracting in fact I contemplated just giving up many times during the 4 parts. The story was however sufficiently interesting, despite the narration, to continue to the end.....at which point it was kind of like taking off ski boots.
A very interesting and creative premise that was given a ho-hum treatment. The energy dribbled out the story with each new page until it finally seemed to be just "wrapped up" for convenience of the author. It could have gone in a number of far more interesting directions and been a great read. It didn't and it wasn't.
It is as if the author published his research with out ever having the chance to sort out what is and what is not relevant or interesting. What's more, the narrators wimpy voice is perfect in catching the author's academic and pedantic tone. And wouldn't you think that the narrator would have been selected based on even a passing ability to pronounce Spanish and Portugese words and names? His murdering of the phonetics is so distracting: you wonder what the publisher was thinking.
There is no entertainment here and it is only useful if YOU are doing a term paper. Otherwise don't go near it.
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