I had high expectations for this book. I am a big fan of Life of Pi. This book is a HUGE disappointment! It is a dark, depressing, sick book with no redeeming qualities. I kept listening, hoping it would get better. It never did.
The narrator was tiresome. There were many characters, but little difference between the voices. The narrator was also over-dramatic, breathless and borint.
Breathless, boring, unimaginative
THe book promised a lot, but delivered little. It has much pretense of dark, star crossed lovers. However, the relationship is not well developed and becomes tedious. Most of the other characters are just there to populate the story, and are not compelling in themselves. Although it deals with magic, it has little excitement. It labors on to create a plot line that should be wonderful and surprising, but it's not. Overall, a disapointing read.
I am drawn to historical fiction and non-fiction. This book feels like fiction, but is actually true! It is well narrated, intelligent and compelling. It is an amazing cat & mouse spy game between the British, Americans, Spanish and Germans. Although you know the ending from the start, it's a wonderful ride. I highly recommend it!
Long book but good story.
I liked the book more, the more I got into it. It is primarily a book for women, particularly for women who enjoy "classic" literature. I am a man, but did enjoy the story - especially the second half.
I purchased this for my 16 year old son to write a paper for high school. Both of us enjopyed the story. Good narration too.
Psycho-thriller without muct interest. It plods along with lots of form and little substance. Very few heart-pounding scenes in favor of a good bit of internal dialogue. Characters are not that compelling. A disappointing read.
This is a tedious book that at best is 3 times as long as it needs to be. The story labors through a lot of excess verbage to nowhere. The ending is disappointing and pointless. The narration is also slow and methodical. THis is neigher a fast or enjoyable read.
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