I enjoyed this book. Some parts a bit repetitive but mostly that is the nature of the story - continually people dropping the ball and making the same mistakes over and over. All in all an eye opening read.
I have listened to the whistleblower's book and the daughter-in-law's memoir & now The Wiz of Lies. The other 2 books were good - whistleblower's was very good - but the Wiz of Lies is the best. It gave a very overall, balanced look at madoff & explained complicated concepts so that the general public could understand them.
It took me back into history while engrossing me in an amazingly satisfying tale.
Stern - complex and mysterious
I thought his reading and accents were great. However several major characters have similar sounding names - that is the one complaint I have about this book. It took awhile to distinguish the similar sounding names. But that's not the narrator's fault.
Mystery & romance combined! I don't usually read romances but this was awesome.
It was very intriguing . It kept me wanting to learn more.
I wish the author had continued to follow Mrs Lincoln after the assassination. I was looking so forward to that and was greatly disappointed at the abrupt end. She was so flawed that I knew after the President's calming influence had ended she would have been even more of a hellcat as her detractors described her.
I enjoyed his narration.
Moving, uplifting, informative. It actually teaches as it entertains.
This is the 2nd Francine Rivers book I have read & enjoyed both. But the first was the best - Voice in the Wind.
Of course the disfigured slave girl was my favorite.
I like the characters & plot. The only drawback was the narrator didn't differentiate between granddaughter & grandmothers voices which was a bit confusing because they change without announcing the change.
It had just the right number of characters to keep up with audio. Too many & it gets jumbled. Fast moving - I liked it.
The plot was great and caught me from the beginning.
Very original story. Liked the protagonist. I enjoy historical fiction and this one is unlike any other. It doesn't go into too much detail of the politics of the times which is ok with me because I'm a big Henry VIII reader so I already knew all that.
I found myself looking at an online study guide for this book to explain what is going on. Once I got into it, it's fine but moves at a leisurely pace. It spends a long time on some subjects but the most important parts go by quickly so pay attention or cheat with a study guide.
Good but not great.
Love Wanda and I have heard her read other books.
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