Despite all the positive reviews I found this book disappointing. Flat narration, stilted dialogue and indifferent characters come to mind. I think this was the first audiobook I just couldn't finish, although I really tried.
I am not sure. Although I did not care for the narrator, the book really did not help.
Dislike. I just kept dreading going back to it...
I tought this was a rather bizarre book. Maybe I am terribly dense, but through most of the book I was left wondering what was the point, and where is the story headed. I found it difficult to relate to the characters and the story line. The narration was fine, and the performance background was a great idea, but the book did not help matters.
The narrator is excellent --probably why she won an award for this performance. The story was good, but in my opinion not as good as the first book. Some of the book's details were annoying and repetitive, but overall it was very enjoyable. I am quite looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.
The story is fine, classic Sabrina Jeffries, the narration is a different story. I struggled not to turn it off several times - his female voices are not very convincing and the main male characters voice was like nails on a chalkboard. It would have been much better to have a reading of the text with no acting at all. If you are interested in the book I would suggest you buy the paperback instead.
Another fun installment in the Lady Georgianna series. The tone was much the same as the other books in the series, a little farsical and tongue in cheek, with a healthy dose of silliness thrown in. There was a lot of Darcy in this book, and that is a plus. The vampire elements of the story were not my cup of tea, but it didn't detract much from the story. The narrator does a great job. If you are looking for a light, fun listen, this is a good one.
If you like quirky, farcical mysteries, you will enjoy Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness series, and this is the best starting point. The story takes place in 1932 in England and is very amusing. I found this series slightly reminiscent of the Amelia Peabody series.
The narrator does a great job keeping all the voices distinct throughout the books. I think I may have developed a bit of a tendre for Mr. O'Mara as a result of this series.
I bought this book because Paul Michael was the narrator. I recently finished The Historian and Paul Michael did a great job with that narration. That may be why I bought it, but what made me listen to it twice and then read all the other Erast Fandorin's novels was Boris Akunin's superb story telling ability. Akunin's prose is satisfying, the plot keeps you guessing and the 19th century eastern European setting will make you want to learn a lot more about Fandorin's world.
Great audiobook. I was looking for a WWI period book (to help fill the void left by the end of the Downton Abbey season) and this turned out to be a really good story. Morton is a skilled writer, her language is beautiful and touching. The story has some lovely twists and the dual timeline adds an extra dimension. The narrator did an excellent job too.
The story is typical Laurens. No surprises there. The narrator did get on my nerves, however. In addition to the authors tendency toward hyperbole, he made the love scenes even more over the top. I found myself fast forwarding a lot. One of the best elements was the ongoing interaction with the Black Cobra.
I really enjoyed the story, as unbelievable as it is. Kinsella not only can put a sentence together but has a knack for making the reader care for the characters. If what you are in the mood for is a sweet and funny story, go for it.
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