The first book had promise and was interesting. Not much clever or interesting things happen, and the female narrator has a voice so shrill and unpleasant, I had to practically mute the recording to deal with it.
Boring, and uninteresting, whining teens. Rick Riordan really missed the boat with this, I will never listen to a reading by Katherine Kellgren, again, I think
Have better narrators, and do something besides have the female complain.
Kevin R. Free is OK. Katherine Kellgren is dreadful.
Most of them.
Will not read this series or listen to another book in it.
This might be good for a 13 year old girl who wants a romance with a little history thrown in to give it a plot and motives for the characters. The book covers only her life at about 15, and then pretty much ends after a few years of being Empress with Octavian. Insipid characterizations. No feeling of being in Rome.
How shallow Livia and Octavian are. Like 16 year olds.
It was all right, given the material.
So much with her first husband and her very early years with Octavius, with no development of her subsequent life where, indeed, lots of people died who interfered with her.
Having some action, and less talk.
All right. Background sounds were annoying. They were OK, but they had pretty much just boring trite conversations. Nobody stood out as a character, and you didn't wonder what happened next. You wondered if anything was going to be interesting.
Can't even remember who was who.
What good is it to have such a complicated cast, if the story goes no where and is so boring?
William Gaminara was excellent. Book was dull.
Great voice changes. Good pacing.
Moments of good world building. But mostly tedious discussions.
There are much better books.
I think we should get our money back. Dany's voice is so jarring, I hated to listen to her chapters.
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