This book was indeed a delightful surprise. Not the dry recitation of moves or tactics, but rather a fun overview of the history and impact of the game on the world. There are some specific recitations of a specific historic game or two, but after evey few moves, the narrative continues. Ben Franklin, Freud, Queen Isabella, and many more are all connected by this tale.
A concise yet satisfying trip through the life of the Bard, excellently written and structured.
Although the sound quality is a little poor, perhaps given the advances in newer books on tape, the acting, story and pace was amazing. I highly recomment this one!
The book itself seems OK, and the narrator seems qualified, but when you can hear a narrator swallowing, coughing, turning pages, and when the sound level jumps on its own accord, its horrible for the listener.
Even in it's abridged version, this is a wonderful adventure. No one writes a battle scene quite so well as Cornwell, (as seen in his excellent Sharpes series). This is the first book in a trilogy about Thomas of Hookton, an expert archer, who pursues venegence and Holy relics in the 1300's. Great characters, very engaging.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have encountered. Not only is Alison Wiers writing wonderful, but the structure of the book, (narrative entries by various people in Jane's life), lends itself to the multiple narrator format perfectly.
This is a powerful, engaging retelling of Lady Jane Gray's life, and if you enjoy historical fiction, you will delight in this work.
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