After listening to a really long book, I wanted a short interesting book, and generally this book filled the bill. The best thing about the book is that the author brings to life a lot of well-known historical characters like Julius Ceasar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Cicero, and Brutus. However, the plot itself is not all that interesting and the "mystery" is not that hard to figure out. If you're really looking for a good Roman historical novel look to something like Colleen McCullough, but if you want a quick and light historical fiction, this book should fill the bill.
I enjoyed the episodes with Charles II, but after that, the plot seems to drag a little bit. The "ending" makes it clear that this is not really the end of book but rather is just a division until the next book. I enjoyed the reader, and he does a nice job with the voices.
This is a good listen. The voices change based on whose perspective the story is being told from, which is helpful for the listener. The story is interesting and moves along at a good pace. I feel like it kind of goes on a little too long, but the main plot and intrigue is good.
Book 3 follows well from books 1 and 2, and I'm enjoying most of the different plot lines. I will say that Luke and Ben Skywalker's adventure in the Maw was a little difficult to follow via the audio version, but it basically makes sense.
I enjoyed this one (the second book) more than the first book. The character of Caesar is more interesting and the politics of the Senate are well described. Parts of the plot seem too simplistic though.
It has been a long time since I read Start Wars books, but I was looking for a relatively simple and short story with a lot of action, and this did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the the voices (pretty close to the voices in the movies) and the background music and sound effects were pretty cool. I enjoyed Han's irony, Luke's calmness, and Lando's smoothness.
Perhaps one of the best things about this book is that it makes you want to read the next book.
Pretty good story and I enjoyed the narration although somewhat predictable, especially if you are familiar with other books by Baroness Orczy.
Had some slow moments, but overall very good. A satisfying ending. Katnis' mood swings were getting a little annoying, and I think those mood swings are exaggerated by listening to it because the book is written in first person.
I got interested in this because of the movie, and I still found the story suspenseful even though I saw the movie. This a great book to listen to because the plot moves along quickly and the story as told through the eyes of the heorine really draws you to the characters. I thought the narrator did an excellent job as the voice of Katniss
I really found the beginning very boring. As the story moves along, it becomes more interesting but remains a fairly simple plot and seems to end abruptly. Plus, I didn't think the writing was that interesting. The author has the characters talk in Shakespearean English, which comes across as stilted in the audio version. The story's major plus is its different (and maybe more realistic) take on the traditional Robin Hood stories.
Sorry to all the Jane Eyre fans out there, but I just thought this book was just OK. The ending was kind of nice, but I never really felt empathy for the character of Jane Eyre, and I got tired of her sentimentality. The book is very character driven, and I generally enjoy more plot-driven books.
The reading was done well and the narrator does a good job with the language. I do wonder whether reading the text of the book rather than listening to it helps the reader enjoy the language and the nuances more.
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