This book would be enjoyed by someone who is more into stories than novels. It's mostly dialogue, few facts woven into the story.
Something heavier with more "meat" to it
I haven't heard any of the performers other books, but she is pretty good, and I enjoyed her voice and her intonations were believable.
I'm not sure I would have cut anything from the book - but I would ask the author to develop the characters further. they are so 2 dimensional, it lacks any real depth.
I'm so annoyed with the characters not being able to do ANYTHING without soldiers charging them, getting lost in the dark, falling through ceilings, falling down a cliff, etc. etc. etc.
It could have been soooo much better! Where is the immersion into the rich world of the 14th century? I wanted it to fill my imagination, not stretch it. I had to do all the work. It could have been written in any date/time because it's just one big fight scene under another. The main characters are not fleshed out, the secondary characters are weak and shallow.
Nothing really stands out because each chapter is so much like the one ahead of it.
FInd another book.
Reads more like a first novel from an aspiring author - not like it should from a giant like Chrichton. There are many more better time travel books out there.
The narration was astounding - the voices and acting for each character brought this story to life.
Einstein reminded me of a dog I once had, who seemed almost human.
Have not but now will search them out.
It wasn't riveting to the point where I felt I needed to listen to "just ten more minutes" but so enjoyable to pick up each day.
This was not a book I sought out, it was a daily deal and usually those are tolerable, sometimes OK. That's why I was surprised to find a totally engaging story, told my remarkably talented narrators.
No, there would be absolutely no reason to ever listen to this again and put myself in that kind of agony when Claire's whiny voice was narrating. Nails on a blackboard would be a delight, a song, a chorus of angelic voices compared to it.
While the story was interesting, nothing really pops out as a "WOW" moment. It flows along and keeps you wondering how things will play out - but overall it's not edge of your seat material.
I'm not sure which person performed Claire's voice, but it deserves its own hashtag for being one of the worst voices I've listened to in the over 70 books I've downloaded.
Nothing stays a secret.
It's worth a credit - it's entertaining, but take a valium when Claire is reading.
Can't sum it up in three words or less, but Characters, Story and Plot are all very good. The narrators were wonderful - they powerfully projected the feelings and thoughts of the characters which led me in quickly.
Up until the last chapter I would have said YES, but I feel so let down by the ending of The Curiosity, I'm not sure I would.
They were all fantastic - their voices were pleasurable to listen to and they enacted their characters wonderfully.
Killed the Cat.
I suppose some people will find the ending believable and enjoy it - I thought it was abrupt and without thought or planning. It sounded like the author put so much into the rest of the book he was worn out and just wanted it done.
The sarcastic wit of the protagonist is delightful, but his personality is just one dimensional. He expresses little feeling except a "whatever" attitude. You don't feel his fear, passion, longing or anything else.
This was my first - I thought it was his first too.
He's consistent, alternates between voices quite well and "acts" the copy so it sounds in character.
Probably not - I think the ghosts and skinwalkers are better left to the imagination.
I didn't like how the book started and just kept rambling into Episodes. The storyline built over time, but at first it was disjointed, like separate vignettes, and didn't flow right.
I didn't read the print version.
Harry is so complex a character. He's flawed and yet deeply passionate about his son, his work and his wife. He gets so caught up in the moments of life that he fails to consider the consequences of his actions. This doesn't serve him well, and ultimately he pays an unbearable price for what seemed so harmless at the time.
The narrators absorbed each character so well, they could not have done a better job in portraying the mercurial nature of Harry and the stoic pragmatism of Robin. The minor characters are no exception. Aaron Abano especially voiced each personality in distinct and heartfelt dimensions.
Just get this book - you will want to sit and listen all the way through. That would be a mistake. This is one of those books that is better with time to ponder over what you heard. You will be surprised as the story develops and will enjoy every minute.
I'm not a re-listener, but I truly did enjoy every minute of this book.
Ms. Moriarty creates such likable characters, with interesting jobs and lives. She's downright funny, but there were many poignant moments as well.
I have not, but would in a heartbeat after hearing her in this one.
There were several - it was so easy to identify with the characters, each in a different way.
Yes, as long as he wasn't reading it - it was terrible! He places emphasis on each word so there's no way you don't understand that He. Is. Making. A. Point....
YES - I had to turn it to speed 1.25 and that helped, but it hurts my ears to listen to this book.
Uh - no.
Buy the printed or Kindle version.
There were characters I enjoyed, and the descriptions were lovely, the story line was intriguing, but no - once was enough.
It was just all a little to hard to believe, like he really left his wife and hurt his daughter after knowing someone for 4 days? He really quit his job and invested that much time and effort into someone again, he'd known so briefly? And the reason for the story line, that (SPOILER) someone would mastermind such an incredible farce... sorry - just can't buy it.
I have not - but I enjoyed his telling of this one.
Life isn't always what you think, people are rarely who they say they are.
Entertaining, thus the 3 stars - but felt short changed after it was over.
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