Good story and interesting characters
Description of feeling
He has a great voice
Depth of feelings
If you have never read it it you are in for a treat.
Everything: boring story, fake nerdy lead female character plus too perfect and enduring main male hero. Madeline combined personalities of medieval Mother Teresa and Marry Poppins. Was there something she could not do?
Below average. Usually, I like her performance, but not this one
Kearsley completely failed to show her story. It was boring, like reading a history report, and the characters were underdeveloped and flat.Can somebody tel me how Eva and Daniel look like? The author by some reason forgot to describe their appearances. :-) I could not connect with the characters on a deeper level, simply because they were so weak and static. After listening of first 1,5 hours of the audio-book and and reading 10 chapters, I still did not now what is special about Eva, her personality, and even her looks. However, I got a complete description of nature, clouds, kitchen, bedroom......What about chemistry between main characters? I got the feeling that Kearsley does not have any idea how to created alive, believable, multidimensional characters. Dead Katrina Ward and her husband were more alive than all others. Daniel and Fergal should have been shocked by a woman from the future suddenly appearing out of thin air. They should have been questioning her about her strange appearance, what time period she came from; what it is like in the future. Instead, they're pretty much blasé about this mysterious phantom woman. The author attempts to explain this ridiculous scenario by depicting Daniel and Fergus as "scientific types." Well, scientifically-minded or not, most people from 17/18 centuries would be slightly freaked out by something like this happening. This scenario is not even remotely believable. The set-up seems cheesy to me and it never feels like the relationship between Daniel and Eva develops properly. And the ending chapters with her discovery that Claire also time traveled.......oh, wait a minute, i read it somewhere.....yes right....in Diana Gabaldons's book "Outlander". Same Claire? :-) Diana's Claire also met another woman from the future who lived in 18 century....... I thought the writing style was decent, and I enjoyed reading the descriptions of Cornwall.
Narrator should be more consistent regarding all accent. Also, her male voices sounded all the same.
Eva and Daniel. I think Eva' dead sister Katherine could be a better character.
It is not Diana Gabaldons's "Outlander", not even close.
Probably, I will give it a try
She could stop thinking about her "honorarium", and develop a better story line.
Jill Redfield was excellent.
I am not interested in Book #4 and #5.
I find it SO ironic that this book is titled The Centurion's Wife — the heroine doesn't actually become the centurion's wife until the very end. She isn't even considered his bride until well into the book. Mostly, she's a slave with very lofty beginnings.
But the title is even more misleading than that. You'd think from the title that this is some kind of historical romance set in ancient Roman times — you know, the polytheistic era with all the cool Roman togas and sandals. I imagined dark wavy hair, dark eyes, and Roman noses, a sexy, sultry romance set in the Mediterranean. Not so! In fact, this is more about the Jews in Biblical times, during the birth of Christianity. It was like a complete 180 degrees for me — not the Romans but the people that the Romans subjugated?
The problem was that even though the beginning showed promise, it never got there. Generally a good book starts out good and then builds up. You can usually tell right away. This seemed like it would build up, it just didn't.
This was basically a re-telling of the aftermath of Jesus's crucifixion. I know the story from the bible and had no problem with the liberties the authors took, because it's a Historical Fiction novel. I found nothing offensive as some reviewers seemed to, but it was boring. The rising from the dead of a messiah should not come across as boring, whether you are reading it as fiction or fact. It should be exciting stuff! This was not.
My biggest problem with the writing, and I'm not sure which author is to blame, was that they described in words how the characters were feeling or speaking. Every time. What I mean, is that instead of showing me a character was in awe, by describing tone, volume of speech, facial expression, action, etc. the authors chose to say "So and so was awed." This story begs for descriptive detail, It's a story I would like to have felt. Instead, it read like a list of facts, or the authors take on the facts.
I did not care about her voice because the story itself had too many flows
Describing the tea as a main refreshment for Romans and Jews instead of wine and water. Tea came to that area only in 5th century. Use of English farthing: the British farthing (derived from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing, a fourthling or fourth part) was a coin of the Kingdom of Great Britain, a new sovereign state created in 1707 by merging the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, and later a coin of the United Kingdom, worth one quarter of a penny, 1⁄960 of a pound sterling, a continuation of the English farthing first minted in silver in the 13th century.
Too many bloopers to describe.
I read historical fiction for excitement to help me understand better what has happened in the past. This portrayed a very exciting, world changing event in the blandest of voices. I will not be continuing the series.
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