My sister recommended this series to me and I was very pleasantly surprised with the first book. Changeless has shown me that the first book was not a fluke. Alexia Tarabotti Mcconn, is a force to be reckoned with and I really like that she and her husband adore one another... This series makes me laugh out loud!
I was so excited when this came out - I'd been waiting for what felt like forever to finish the trilogy and find out what happened to Diana and Matthew. It feels like it is still taking forever to finish this trilogy. I can't listen for more than 45 minutes as the reader makes Diana sound completely whiny. I don't like whiny people and this grates like nails on a chalkboard to me (I'm old - I know what that sound is).
I really love the concept of the books but this third one is really a disappointment, the story is dragging and I'm not sure if its because of my dissatisfaction of how the book is read or if it is the book itself is written. Since I own the book, I will know soon enough.
Cormoran Strike and his able secretary Robin are on the case of a missing writer. While at first the story seems pretty straight-forward, the twists are fun, Robin gets to do more than secretarial work and the reader has hit the mark of who Cormoran Strike is. I can't even write Robin's name without hearing Cormoran saying it.
This is one of my all time favorite movies, Henry Fonda can't be beat in the movie version so when this popped up, I thought I would give it a shot but didn't think it would even come close. I LOVED this version, even tho we have seen the movie numerous times, this book sucked us in and didn't let go until it was over. Amazing performance, fabulous story.
Sophronia is my hero - I mean what girl doesn't want to be going to school (Miss Geraldines Finishing Academy) in a floating building, hanging out with the guys in the boiler room, climbing on the outside of the building (not permitted but if the situation calls for it - of course we do), dodging mechanical servants and still taking classes on espionage, how to poison people and how to use your feminine wiles to charm information out of the opposite sex.
While I enjoy the books Gail Carriger writes, I LOVE listening to the audio version. These books were meant to be listened to, the choice of reader brings them to life!
My partner read this book and told me it was fabulous - I listened to it and found it to be a great read too. I loved Flavia, had I read this when I was a teen or pre-teen, I would have wanted to be Flavia.
The reader was fabulous, Flavia is 11 and so often, you know that the reader is an adult, Flavia sounded 11 and this made the story so much more fun.
I really enjoyed the story but the reader really made it hard to listen to.
But really enjoyed the story immensely. I fell in love with the families, the nuns and the midwives.
I had high hopes for this book after A Discovery of Witches, I was not disappointed. I loved how while they were in the past, the people they left in the present would find artifacts that let them know they were still alive... well woven, written and read! Looking forward to the third installation.
I really enjoyed meeting Adelia in this book and am looking forward to the rest of the books in the series. What really drew me in was the time period in which this takes place, not a commonly written about period and that in itself made the story fun.
One of my favorite authors, read by one of my favorite readers, what more could you ask for?
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