The finely woven details. Not knowing where this book was going until it ended. The rich descriptions of the times, although I could have loved even more. Especially the medical techniques available at that time. I don't think I would have made it through this book had I read it. The glorious narration of Edoardo Ballerini brought the richness of tumult to beguile the senses and keep you wanting more.
Attention to detail. I love the details. I read a complaint that the book should have lost the entire midsection. I disagree! Each and every detail,even hideous and vile, make the book and characters more real and believable.
Yes absolutely. I don't know how he achieves this. He is truly gifted with words and provides such detail you feel as though you really know what it would be like in this time and in this story.
NOT ONE THING. I am in awe of Mr. Ballerini's interpretations of characters voices. I want to hear more. The marriage of this author and this narrator is a symphony.
I rarely come across books that, as they say "I can't put down" but this is one of them.
#4 of the 4 I have read so far. Only because I have to rate it. I continue to be glued to this series and don't want it to end.
The beginning is always memorable because Robotham lays out hideous details of the story and subsequent solving of the mystery.
I feel he captured each and every accent quite well.
If you enjoy your first read just know you've got a great list of books to enjoy.
Absolutely! I love his writing style, the narrator and just plain great story. My first was Say You're sorry. It was so good I went to #1 to start from the beginning. I find myself listening at every opportunity and then so disappointed when it's over. Books are the same as movies for me, if I like it I can do it over again and enjoy it just as much as the first time.
A couple of Robert Goddard's books are this good.
Because I'm not a great reader, the narrator brings books to life. A really good narrator makes a read feel like a movie. Prebble does a great job of it.
No laughing or crying, just can't put it down.
It's just so enjoyable to find a series you like as much this one.
Well written, fast paced, intriguing.
Piper. She is such a sympathetic character, yet she triumphs in spirit beyond anybody's expectations.
No I haven't listened to him perform. I think he is in the top tier of narrators.
Yes. Many more that stirred my spirit.
To those who have read many of the authors novels my opinions will be redundant. This book was exceptional in my opinion. It wasn't overly predictable. It's fast paced and holds your interest until the last word.
Yes, I did. I didn't know about the prequel to this book. So after I listened to The Winter Sea, I re-listened to this one.
Again, Anna. She has such character. She's humble, kind, smart and funny.
No I haven't but I certainly loved this one!
I don't cry but I smile a lot during this book.
It will be difficult to find another series I liked as much as this.
Yes, absolutely! I listened to the sequel first, then this. Loved them both so I went back and listened to the sequel again. At some point I will listen to them both again.
Speaks the Nightbird. First of all, the history. Both of these writers bring that era to life for me, as if I am watching a movie. The detail, and the narrators.
I didn't care for this narrator as much as The Firebird's.
Anna, of course.
If you like historical fiction with a love story (or two) woven in you can't miss with this one.
A different narrator.
Changed the narrator. This one was a bowl of oatmeal.
Her cadence was off. Her male voices were absurd.
Not sure. I may listen from time to time when I can tolerate the narrator just to hear how it ends.
I guess you can't always get the real picture from reviews. I doubt I will try another Joyce Bean book.
The ending.The story was missing a great last page. In general the story was very interesting and descriptive to a fault.
Satisfying for the most part. The last detail however, was not.
Now here is where I sing copious praise! Edoardo is the melody to this song. I felt like I was watching a movie. His voice brought meaning to each word.
Yes. It was a little slow to start, but worth the listen.
I did enjoy the listen. Don't think I would have gotten through it if I were reading as it didn't grab me from the first chapter.
The story was one that everyone can have somewhat of a relationship to.
No favorites here.
Not extreme. Say, tugs at your heartstrings.
Worth the time, but not over the top.
Near the top for sure.
Aside from Jack, always the fav. it's always interesting to see who will be the sex interest of the day. All the characters are very interesting.
He just gets better with time!
I would if I could have.
The ending. Not the best. He could have tried just a bit harder to make it juicy to the very, exact, precise end. Didn't happen.
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