I love Gabaldon's Outlander series, but I must say that I love Kearsley's universe as well. There were some moments towards the end of this book where the hairs on my arms stood up. It might be overly romantic but it worked for me. This is not great world literature but a truly wonderful book to listen to. Well worth the time.
I've listened to a lot of Koontz novels but this one seems to lack all the fine tuned suspense that I enjoy in Koontz. It ought to be chilling but it is rather boring and long winded instead. The characters aren't really interesting and I never felt engaged in their story or their struggle. Really it is a weak story with few plot twists and little excitement. The performance is fine but overall I felt bored more than entertained or thrilled.
I am torn when it comes to this book; initially I thought it was great but I must admit that the way it is performed and the mix of characters left me somewhat unsatisfied. I struggled keeping the different women apart and while I liked getting to know them and their lives, I also felt that the story dragged on too long. It is not a bad read but it isn't a really great one either.
I think Jacob's Room is a good listen and the narrator does a great job with a rather difficult novel. Perhaps Jacob's Room was never supposed to be read a loud and that makes this audiobook difficult to listen to. But as an audiobook (and if you know Jacob's Room) there nothing to put a finger on.
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