I tried to like it. I really did. I LOVED Middlesex but I found my mind wandering while I was listening to this book and never developed any feeling for the characters.
I must disagree with the earlier reviewer panning Ms. May's narration. I had absolutely the opposite reaction. To my mind, she makes the book come alive. In fact she and Donata Peters are among my very favorite narrators.
I hesitate to condemn the entire book based solely on the narrator's (lack) of performance. But, it was that bad. For me, that's saying something. Usually, I can get wrapped up in a book and overlook less than stellar narration. In this case, however, the reader's monotone killed the whole experience for me.
This book seems to divide along clearly defined "hated-it" or "loved-it" preferences. Unfortunately, I fell into the former category.
This has been one of my favorite "listens" this year. An engaging saga -- long but worth the listen.
All three books in the series are wonderful. Highly recommended.
All three of the books in this series are worth listening to. Reminds me of a modern-day "Flashman." Irreverent and hilarious.
This is "chic-lit" at its worst. I couln't finish it.
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