Oh, so many things... I found the heroine exasperating and unconvincing (gods of romance, please, please let her grow a spine). The character of the antihero unfortunately garnered neither depth nor dimension from his prenchant for whores or evident foot fetish. The narration was flat, uninspired, and quite painfully s-l-o-w. Frequently pubescent and demeaning imagery, particularly with reference to the heroine (alternately likenened to either a "little kitten" or rabbit) was the final straw.
Why would Mr. Morgan choose to s-l-o-w down a project which he so obviously did not enjoy? Listening was nearly painful. I did try "2X"ing the speed, but it wasn't enough to get me through even half of the book.
Irritation and disappointment, I wanted it to be so much more than it actually was.
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I enjoy throrough character development and Alice Hoffman is always a favorite. I was not disappointed in either the story or the characters. Unfortunately, I did find that I had some difficulties listening to the first narrator. While her voice is clear and her enunciation very good, I sometimes found her rhythm distracting. At one point I actually increased the speed in order to make my way through a passage. I recommend the book, but would caution that listeners may need to take occasional breaks.
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