I loved the plot. I have read a lot of fantasy and they all start melding together but I think I will remember this one for its unique plot.
Since I???m female I usually identify with the female characters of a story. It was natural for me to identify with both of the important women in prince Maric???s life. When he realized the extent of the betrayal of the one that landed him in the arms of the other I found myself understanding both women???s actions. It was an odd moment in the story where I think most would take issue with the plot twist, but I thought it totally believable.
The narrator has not been my favorite but he did a good job. My only complaint is not his fault. He had to read the words given him. I found the editing lacking in the book. This author used the word ???decimated??? many times to describe total destruction of an area by an army. A good Editor should have caught this and fixed it.
Good fantasy puts you in an alternate world that has familiar elements that are twisted for that world???s genre. Many fantasy writers use obscure terms to describe their ???otherworld??? situations. This author did a good job of this but there were a few places where I felt he could have done better.
I don't think so for this one. I think I would have enjoyed it just as much in print.
Yes. It was a believable story of real people dealing with what most would say is not real. Roberts, here and in some other of her novels, has a way of making the supernatural seem very natural.
She did well in her performance but it wasn't the greatest I've heard. Her characters were well formed but I think that reading the novel would have been just as good for me.
Keep it coming!
It is always hard to answer this question for a Jim Butcher book because he gives so much attention to every character in his novels but in Cold Days I loved watching Molly’s growth and seeing how Dresden changes his relationship to her in response.
Always wonderful, Marsters reading is easy to listen to. He is the voice of Dresden for me.
No really. King's previous novel were better.
This one tells the story by the characters remembering what happened and telling it to the other characters instead of telling the story as it happens to the characters. I found it tedious and not a great way to express a good story.
I will probably listen to this story again because I didn't really follow everything. There was so much history that you needed to understand and between the telling of the history and the telling of the present story in the looking back fashion, it got confusing for me.
I liked the way Roberts gave more plot time to each man in the story and highlighted each ones importance.
I would have eliminated about 5 chapters in the middle of the book that didn’t do anything to add to the story or character development. It just made the story way too long. Then the last chapter seemed to speed up and end abruptly.
Serine, pleasant, balanced
I was slightly disappointed in this last book to teh series. After the improvement in the second book I was looking forward to a more thrilling ending but it fizzled. I felt like Roberts used up her best stuff in book 2.
Yes. This second installment to the 3 sisters story was much better than the first. Better character development and more information to the storyline. The pace of the plot was better too.
I like Sandra Burr's voice but she's not the best at differentiating characters. Some she does well but others you do need the “he said”, “she said” to figure out who is talking.
I like the way Roberts makes her fantasy worlds seem perfectly real and believable.
Yes, I'm sure there are things I didn't notice all through the book now that I know the ending and I'd like to go back and read this one again to discover them.
I loved how the 3 sisters became friends. it was well written and though you supposed there'd be a happy ending the way Roberts writes you just aren't ever sure until it happens. I like the way she slowly brought each character of the 3 sisters into caring for eachother. Very realistic for me.
I like the naration but it wasn't the best I've heard. you could not always tell who was talking by her voices, but it was well spoken for the emotion levels.
The ending when the "bad" guy gets the girl and the new life. The way Grafton writes it's so easy to identify with the so-called "bad" characters, but you can truely seee how they think and can put yourself in their shoes. Sometimes it's ok for the "bad' guy to get the girl and walk off (or fly) into the sunset.
Judy's voice had become so identifyable with Kinsey for me that even if I read the book her voice would be in my mind. It's just a perfect fit.
No extremem reactions. Just another well written book with just the right amount of surprises that are typical for Grafton and Kinsey.
This is my first Dumas book but I'd be willing to read another. I thought I knew this story well because of the movies and plays I'd seen of it but the original is so different then edited versions that I was surprised.
No, but it could be. I prefer taking stories in pieces so I can think about what has happened for a bit before I go on reading. This one did well in pieces for me.
I have listened to this book twice. I loved the different storyline from the others in the series. Though it didn't have great parallels to the present day storyline, I still liked the plot development in the historical setting.
That Kate Reading returnd as narrator.
Though this is not my favorite book in the series, and I can't agree with some of the choises the charactors made, I do love the way Willig explains their reasoning precesses. This whole series for me is a wonderful learning process in to the human mind and why some folks think the way they do. It doesn't matter what historical age you are in, Human is human.
I was not happy with the change in performer in this novel. For a series, it's important to keep the same narrator. Justine Eyre did a good job, but I was missing Kate's voice. I'm sure many others felt the same because Kate returns in the next book.
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