This story jumps around so much that it is difficult to follow. The characters are so one dimensional that you really don't care what happens to them, which is good because you are not going to know. Way too many loose ends. Don't bother.
The interesting parts of this book are so bogged down by the reading of historical documents that it was an excrutiating listen. In my opinion they did not even contribute to the plot of the book. I found my attention wandering far too many times. It made my daily work commute longer instead of shorter. I don't recommend this book if you are looking for a scary vampire novel. If you like history books, then go for it.
I usually love Crichton's books. This one was very disappointing. There is so much preaching about the fallacy of the global warming theory that there is very little room left for an actual plot. The characters are too thinly sketched to make you care about them. If you haven't listened to "Prey," I recommend that instead.
I really got into all the characters in this book, but I feel that there was no sense of closure. I want to know what happened to everyone. I hope there will be a sequel to tie up the loose ends.
I guess this just was not my kind of book. I thought I would die of boredom during the description of the political hijinks of the Roman senate. The names of everyone are so similar that it is hard to keep track of who is who. Definitely not a book that kept me sitting in my driveway because I wanted to hear more.
I listen to books on a long commute to and from work. If a book holds my interest, I look forward to the drive and do not even want to shut it off when I reach my driveway. I had no problem this time. This book was incredibly boring but I forced myself to keep listening to it because I thought it would eventually catch my interest. The parts where Hero was discussing religion with the librarian were sleep inducing, which is not good while driving! The ending was a big dud with no real resolution for most of the characters. I will not be listening to any more books by this author.
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