This is a sweet story. I had read it years ago, and find it a bit dated, but still a treasure.
I know I loved this story as a child, and read it then. This narrator is so overdrawn I couldn't listen at all to it
I love micro histories about odd bits of the world. This one is a delight. It's full of a great deal of information about tea, British imperialism, China, India and that point in time. All in all, it's an interestingly drawn picture.
The author is not a great narrator, but she really didn't get in the way of her story. I found it a treat.
There are interesting questions within this book, but it's almost more satire than real. Who could possibly design a child as spare parts for a child? Yuck.
But the end is one where they get exactly what they asked for. It's a prayer the devil answers. And it's as cheap a trick as I've heard of in a story. I was so let down.
I found the first five minutes of this so grotty I couldn't go further. I loved A Dirty Job, but this is about college boys. I don't think it would be enjoyable unless you were one.
I can't say I didn't finish this book, but it went to some very dark places.it's a redemption layered over about a half dozen betrayals. It's also a view of rural Wisconsin in the 1880s that I suspect is probably quite true.
I love this series and this is Perry at his best. Jane Whitefield represents alternative thought in her native American background, and in it's own way, alternative ethics. But it's a hard edge story that I did not guess the end to (and I can almost always guess the end).
This is a miserable book! The characters are not particularly medieval in their actions and the gratuitous sex scene after the wife's death is nasty. The book is grim in ways that are probably historic. I'm sure medieval life was hard, but this applies modern responses to it in a way that does not work. Very hard to listen to and annoying.
This is classic Willis, but it steps into some different territory. It's a grand read. Enjoy!
This is an old favorite book to begin with. But it's a delight read. My only issue is with the stuttering dolphins. It's written into the text but I think it could have been handled better.
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