Didn't read it.
Anna of course! She's THE perfect person for 'fifty'.
I'm not crazy about her male voices, but give her credit for doing so many of them well. I do like her voice as it brings Anna's character to life. I would like to hear other books by Ms. Battoe.
I have to say I did have an extreme reaction. I'm surprised I got past the first book since 'erotica' isn't what I choose to read. However, the story is so compelling it turned into the best book I've 'heard' in a very long time.
It definitely lives up to the hype!
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 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.
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.
Lee's usual twists and turns. Always like a little sexual tension and just great believeable stories.
I love Dick Hill as Reacher~ just wish he sounded younger. The women voices, not so much.
Sure, but also wanted to prolong the great listen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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