My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed all of this latest release. There were lots of good antics and philosophies of the macFeegles and a fresh plot.
I enjoyed the insights into the everyday working life of Tiffany as she cares for her stedding. I also liked the introduction of two new characters with powers that can be part of future plots.
As always, this read does a great job.
For me, this is the best book of the series since the first book. There seemed to be more in this book than just one hard spot to get out of after another. This book seemed to have a little more meat to it. However, this book does raise questions about the nanny that do not get addressed in this book. I can't say I am happy about that possible turn of events.
The reader was not the best, but still I never found her annoying. The story however, was really great. Having had two friends in similar situations (finding out they were married to someone bipolar who destroyed their finances), this story rang true, making me wonder if it was a bit autobiographical. Also true to life is how we hide our big problems from our friends, not admitting that we made a mistake in the person we married.
First, this is a nice Christmas story. However, I expected more of Susan Wiggs from previous books I had read by her. From the early parts of the story, I really expected the Chirstmas ghost/angel to have a bigger part in the outcome. This just didn't develop, leaving the predictable conclusion feeling empty. In other words, the ghost really could have been dropped without affecting the story, I think.
I think I kept waiting for more throughout the whole book.
This is a "must read" for anyone who has been following this series. A lot of what we have been waiting to happen finally takes place.
As another listener has mentioned, this book does have a lot of repetition in it and these began to feel like filler to make the book bigger (The inner conflicts of some of the characters as well as the number of times Matt didn't open that letter).
In spite of that, the story continues towards the end of the series in much the same fashion that I believe Jordan intended.
I don't mind having a book that is a bit predictable since it is still interesting to read how it gets to its end.
Not everything in the novel was predictable, however. I really enjoyed the story and didn't want to stop listening. I was well entertained and that is one of the biggest reasons I read/listen to books.
Sometimes books in a series are never as good as the first one, but I thoroughly enjoyed "Queste". I think this is the best so far.
I was sorry to come to the end.
I have loved most of the books written by Anne McCaffrey, but this one didn't live up to my expectations.
For one thing, I needed notes to try to keep up with the multiple characters, places, ships, etc. There are also several sub-plots that are left hanging until the next book or two.
I also felt the story jumped around in locations and I found it hard keeping track of the separate stories within the story.
I don't know if it was the reader or the content, but much of this book sounded like a bad play.
Much of the "conversations" are a presentation of a philosophy the author wants to put present. The story presented in the book is stretched to fit what the author wants to say.
This book didn't have an ending and it seems it will be continued in another book.
I read this book ages ago and was thrilled to see this appearing on audible.
I agree with others about the reader, however. She sounds harsh and mad. I imagined she was throwing each word at me. I eventually adjusted to it and managed to usually ignore the reader and enjoy the story.
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