For Gregory fans, this was a new departure: a less loveable main character and a harder historical period to relate to. I enjoyed getting a new perspective on an era that, as a History teacher, I still find confusing. The author really brings to life the difficult position women were in at that time and the amazing strength the Red Queen had, in order to achieve what she did.
Would definitely recommend to friends - well written and read, exciting, interesting and truly amazing, knowing that most of it actually happened.
In the early parts of the book, the true horror of what her marriage as a child-bride to a much older man must have been like are amazingly effective and haunt you for the rest of the book. Not exactly a favourite scene but a memorable few chapters that make you glad to be living in the 21st century!
Absolutely. You're swept along with the incredible, fascinating, moving story of a few inter-connected families over several centuries and join them in experiencing the key historical events. You get to love the characters and want the best for them - very gripping, like Edward Rutherfurd's other novels.
When one of the female characters is wise enough to avert complete disaster in the Wall Street crash. I let out almost as big a sigh of relief as her husband would've done!
Read at just the right pace, brought that characters to life, easy to listen to.
A great read/listen. Very gripping and exciting.
Funny, silly, enjoyable
Light-hearted, clever, fast-paced adventure that with the kind of disasters and pickles I can see myself getting in to but hope I never do! The hero is loveable for his hopelessness.
I don't think the narrater 'got' the book. He didn't read it with quite the pace and dramatic emphasis it needed. It was quite well read but needed a bit more oomph!
Definitely worth a listen if you need a few hours with something silly and funny. Very much in the style of Ealing comedies such as The Ladykillers.
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