A friend and I listened to Bellwether while on a road trip, and this cheerful, breezy romance kept us laughing.
We liked the characters, especially Flip, the helplessly helpful administrative assistant, the humor, the way the story revolves around fads, and the skill with which the author developed the plot line of the book. It was a great vacation book - light, well constructed, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Decent writing, characters that a person can relate to, and a plot that, if not believable, is interesting.
The characters were all annoying.
It's probably the worst book I ever listened to - should have been "tongue in cheek", but it wasn't, it was just aggravating.
Life continues for M. Ramotswe and M. Makutsi, with the small joys and sorrows that make up all our lives. These are peaceful, pleasant stories, written with humor and love, that have a good place in our lives. Someday I'll start the series over again, and enjoy the stories about our neighbors in Botswana.
Yes, provided they understand that these are not thrillers, mysteries, or romances. They're comfortable rather than exciting, gentle rather than challenging, like a light, refreshing cup of tea on a normal afternoon while you're waiting for the kids to come home from school.
Blackout and All Clear are really one book split into 2 sections. It's a great story of the Battle of Britain, but not the best book to listen to, simply because of its length, and the endless conversations. Despite this, I learned a great deal about a subject that was never covered in school, the characters were very real and Willis is a superb storyteller. The performance was excellent, and I wouldn't hesitate to select another book by the author or reader.
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