The narration and characterization was EXCELLENT!!
There were three stories, all compelling and interesting.
Intensity, interest, complexity.
No. But that is only because Greek tragedies were not meant to be listened to 3 at a time!!
Well worth the $/credit.
The narration is cold and haughty. It's difficult to distinguish the characters from the aloofness and unemotional tone of the narration. Mostly I feel like the characters are unlikable.
No. I will finish it because I paid for it, but I mostly use the book to fall asleep. Sounds rude, but it is absolutely true.
She is emotionless. Her narration causes the characters to come off as emotionless and unlikable. I cannot cheer for them or even like them. They seem to have no pathos.
No. I don't care about the objectives of the characters. The seduction scenes are so cold that I cannot believe that anything meaningful exists between the characters other than calculated manipulation.
I will not take another chance on this author or narrator because I cannot tell if the problem is with one, the other, or both.
Yes. The narrator is excellent, the plot is engaging, the character development brings the story to life and the romantic relationship is engaging and sweet.
The voices and the plot. I was engaged the whole time.
Voices with real personality and distinction. Excellent accents (except for the German one, maybe).
The sex scene was terribly disappointing. I think the author should either skip sex scenes or make them enticing. Painful virginal sex with minimal foreplay is not what women want to read!!
Yes, and I will. His thoughts are complex but one can follow.
I really don't think there is a comparable book....perhaps Haidt.
There are not scenes in this book, really.
No. It's a little dense for one sitting, but I would gladly listen to it repeatedly.
More from Greenblatt. Students and scholars benefit greatly from his writings!
I enjoyed the book, but I hoped for more. It was pleasant, so I would say time well spent
The narrator is consistently excellent.
Her male voices, in general are always very good.
It was worth the time, but I feel that the author missed the mark, a little.
The "imperfect fingers" thing was meant to be endearing but was kind of wierd. The six years of celibacy was far-fetched. I didn't really buy it. Maybe if it had been explained better. It was a sexy book, but I think that Digger's motives were shaky. I didn't really believe that character. Also, I am always a little frustrated when characters don't simply talk about what sorts of conflicts are happening. I realize that the point is to create conflict, but it feels pretty convoluted sometimes. This was a decent book, though. I don't regret buying it, I just think it could have been executed better.
The characters were likable and realistic. FINALLY, an author who knows how to create characters with flaws but who are also successfully redeemed. The conflict was not forced or artificial in this novel. WELL DONE!!
The heroine's meeting with her family showed the male lead's support but not RESCUE. Excellently handled.
The voices make the novel come to life - like hearing a movie!
Well-balanced plot, excellently developed characters, realistic conflict, sizzling chemistry!
Outstanding book series!
Every moment of angst and uncertainty rang true with both leads, but especially Lord Cameron.
I am reviewing this book to far out to recall a particular scene, but I remember that Lord Cameron was distinctl different than his brother, Ian, and that the intensity of the family's love for one another, and for their mates was consistent and compelling.
I don't really laugh or cry at books as a rule, but I felt myself rooting for the characters in a big way and wanting the best for them!
The whole series is one of the best I've encountered!!!
It's literary merit. These stories are not obvious in their intent and meaning. Take the time to consider what the author is saying about struggle, worth, beauty, life, and the short distance between characters who seem very different on the surface
I think this book is quite unique, but I guess the closest would be collection of short stories edited by Rushdie. I think it was published in 2005 or 2006.
The style was colloquial, matter of fact, and well-suited to the writing.
Excellent choice for college students and professors!!
No. The plot was short on action and the characters were not compelling.
While I can appreciate the author's attempt to stretch some romance genre conventions, the manipulative heroine as romantic agressor, long-un-requited love, and truly idiotic male character lead made for a bit of mess. I think the author was too ambitious in terms of trying to break new ground. Any one of the aforementioned elements might have been tolerable, but all of them together was a bit of a disaster.
Angela Dawe is consistently great. Her voices are top notch - distinct and interesting.
No. I couldn't finish the last few hours
Authors need to be careful about the risks they take. Take them, yes! But not in huge chunks within one text. PLEASE! Especially in the case of the male lead, when you make a male OVERLY weak, it is very, very difficult, if not impossible to grow him the heck up by the novel's end!!!!
An adult style of writing, or at least an honest categorization as a children's novel!!!! Also, the narration was consistent with fairy tale style fiction!
I am considering cancelling my membership. I certainly won't be buying any more extra credits. I have hit a SERIOUS dry spell!!!
There are some interesting historical details. That's the only positive thing I can say.
Please label genres correctly. I can't believe this wasn't listed under AUDIBLE KIDS.
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