Kept me on the edge of my earphones!!! I enjoyed the actor who read it as well. Can we have some more of Nelson Demille please - Up Country, Plum Island, etc
I like listening to my audio books when it is inconvenient for me to read! However, I find I am listening to them more and more! I am currently doing research and it is nice to relax with something light.
I liked the fact that it was set against the background of the NZ boiling mud, which I have visited.
No, I listened to it in more than one sitting!
A little bit of adventure - a little bit of romance - enough authenticity not to insult the intelligence and Georgette Heyer writes so well, it is easy to be lost in her world!
I really enjoyed this novel. Set in the early 20th century in Australia, it gives us a glimpse into a different society and a different culture. It gives us an insight into an amazing people, the Australian Aborigine, who like indigenous peoples all over the globe, their mental and spiritual gifts have been lost in the whirlpool of European culture.
As usual Georgette Heyer does more than tell a love story, she presents her stories in history and we have an insight into what life was like for women and for those who were not born into the aristocracy and how most women had no control over their lives.
While still a good listen - I found this one abit shallower than her normal books.
I really enjoyed Faye Kellerman's A Ritual Bath. Authentically set in the Jewish culture it had just the right amount of depth, intrigue and romance to make it a 'must keep listening'! Can we please have some more of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus stories, especially the early ones and please keep them in the unabridged format.
What a little gem, Bethlehem Road is! Not only an easy and enjoyable listen, but it historically presents an authentic picture of the early struggles of the Suffragette movement and the pathetic conditions that women lived under. Can we please have some more of Inspector Pitt titles to choose from and in the unabridged format?
I really enjoy Georgette Heyer, she is a comfortable, relaxing listen. Her settings are authentic and her characters enjoyable, just enough mystery, intrigue, romance and depth to get one intrigued.
I feel cheated! I had read this story many, many years ago and loved it. With the abridged version I feel like I was being shown the lives of these people, but they were only shadows of the real characters with no personality or substance. If you want a 'trashy' romance then this is for you - but if you want to be able to immerse yourself into the romance of the story, the lives of the characters and feel them come to life - dont' bother! Wait for the unabridged version to come out - it is a 5 star listen.
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