I especially liked the fact that this wasn't about aristocrats, but a young engineer. Madeline Hunter always writes very compelling stories. This is the third book in a series. I listened to it first, but it was interesting to read the first two books, and then listen to this again.
As always Simon Prebble is the best narrator around.
The first half was very good, but I found the second half strange and baffling. I was not sure what was going on.
The picture of Barcelona was the best part of the story, and the language was beautiful
The scenes where Isobel comes and takes care of him were the most beautiful.
Dan Stevens is a terrific narrator. I could listen to his voice anytime.
It has been many years since I read this, and I had forgotten much about the story. I really appreciated this version
A classic tale with a very interesting outcome.
This is the first audiobook I have heard Dan Stevens narrate. He has a terrific voice and does a great job.
The two narrators worked really well. It really felt like reading the book.
Dickens always has such varied and interesting characters. This book is particularly filled with them.
The scene where Esther and Mr. Bucket chase after Lady Dedlock was very exciting, and ultimately sad.
What a wonderful man John Jandyce is, but some of the characters take advantage of them.
I would say that this is an excellent version of Bleak House, and I would highly recommend it.
I actually liked the audio version better than the print version
I liked the book and the audio up to the last chapter. The way Sherry Thomas finished the book felt abrupt and somewhat unbelievable. I would say this is an excellent the book except for the last book. This is however a great lead-in to the next two books in the series.
Courtney Milan is a terrific writer. This short story is well done, and what a wonderful surprise to have Simon Prebble as the narrator. He is my favorite.
The first half is fine, but the second half is so boring - who will admit that they love the other first. It went on forever.
The near death scene was really not believable.
I hope the series gets better, because I didn't like this one.
I would not recommend this book. The purpose of the book seems to be to set up the next book in the series. The hero is dull and uninteresting, and dim witted where the heroine is concerned. The heroine isn't very interesting either. You are left at the end wondering why the author didn't just write one story that was entertaining instead of trying to milk her idea for two books.
The last of the black cobra books was very disappointing. It was dull, dull, dull. Aside from a brief part near the end when they confront the Black Cobra it just wasn't interesting. The secret of the Black Cobra's identify wasn't much of a secret. I guessed it in book 3.
If you've been reading the series, you'll probably read this one, but not one of SL's finest.
This is the third in her "rarest bloom" series. I have liked them all, but I really loved this one. Celia and Jonathan are both compelling characters. Now I can't wait until May for the final book in this series.
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