Deals with a period of history that I knew little about - when the mogols were overrunning western Asia and even parts of Europe. From various points of view including the mongol as well as a small group of christian warriors.
No. The male romantic lead runs the gamut from stalking to kidnapping to worse. The female lead repeatedly says "no" which he just ignores. Is this someone's idea of romantic? To be forced to date someone against your desire?
I've come to terms with the idea that most American women have a "Cinderella complex" - they want some man to rescue them and take them away from their dreary life, but I hope that women are not hoping that someone will force them to be in a relationship against their will.
A very original love story with many twists and turns
The characters are richly developed
His accent was right for the rhythm of the text. He actually sounds a lot like the author - more than just being an Australian accent.
I enjoyed the audio book even more than reading the book.
What makes this audio book better than the print version is that the main character, from who's perspective the book is written, is a girl from Wales who moves to England and gets put in a boarding school - and the narrator's accent changes gradually from Welsh to posh English and the story progresses!!
You don't get an effect like that from the print version.
How magic changes not just the future but the past.
I loved how the girl in the story gradually became attached to the father and grandfather she never knew.
The author made the population of the other planets seem real, as well as the tension between Earth and the other worlds and their differences in economic situations
I didn't like the main character, but she's damaged and has ADHD as well as many other mental problems, which doesn't fully come out until late in the book. Yet, all the contracting characters and locations are wonderfully brought to life.
One of the best audio books. The story is wonderful and the characters and dialogue funny and droll. The narrator provides great voices and accents from men and women from the Caribbean and England, and individualizes each character.
The father, Anansi was great - selfish and charming.
I don't usually relisten to books but it may be interesting to listen again to the beginning after learning that some of the storoes may not have been truthful.
There were dramatic twists in the plot that did not go the way of any book I've read before.
Excellent presentation of both the truthful and not so truthful versions of the story.
My admiration for the book grew after I thought about it for a while. It turns in directions unusually for most novels. Having grown up in NYC myself, as did the main female character, it drew me in.
Everything that Juliet Stevenson performs is wonderful. Her reading made the book twice as wonderful.
I hadn't read the book since I was a teen and I had forgotten much of the plot and action. Somehow I had overlayed the actual plot from the book with the black and white movie with Joan Fontaine and Orsen Wells, which is also fabulous but substantially different.
The characters kept saying the same things over and over again in the same conversation. What, no editor? I almost never stop reading a book, but I couldn't finish this one because it was too boring.
A great performance including Juliet Stevenson, a favorite narrator. Oscar Wilde quips, the original story for the movie "A Good Woman", and I completed listening just as I got to work. Lovely.
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