As always, I am in love with this series and with the narrator. However, this book had an unfortunate proclivity for pauses. I am not sure why the pauses were not edited out, but they became annoying very quickly. It seemed there was a 15 second pause after every paragraph that left you feeling like the chapter had ended. I do hope these pauses will not continue in the next recorded book. I feel like they added several hours to the book just be leaving in the pauses. Of course, that may have been their goal?
The first two books in this series were excellent and well worth the credits. Do yourself a favor and stop listening after book two. In this book we listen to Atticus make stupid mistake after stupid mistake. He kills needlessly, shows no remorse, and there is a tenth of the humor and funny antics you find in the first two books. I found myself hoping the book would end hours before it should. It became far too awkward and depressing. I started rooting for the "bad guys", a.k.a the Norse, and actually went out of my way to avoid listening to the book when the occasion arose. I'm truly disappointed in this book and wish this series had gone in a different direction. It had such potential.
At first I did not believe I would like the story, you may feel that way too, but give it a chance. It quickly becomes addicting and leaves you smiling. I look forward to the second book and even look forward to hearing the author reading it. The author is the narrator and I'm still not convinced that was smart on his side. At first it sounded as if the narrator was speaking too far from the microphone or that the sound quality was off, but I learned to ignore this and enjoy the book. I hope you will too.
This entire book had me laughing, gasping in shock, and shaking me head at the main characters antics. I love her and want to be her! If parasols were something that were still around I would purchase one just to emulate the amazing things she does with hers. Watch out for this firecracker of a story because it will having you on the edge of your seat so many times it's almost unbearable. The heroine is witty, charming, funny, and full of life. I cannot wait to hear the rest of the series.
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