a better narrator
I've read Steven Barnes' books in the past and enjoyed them. This one just didn't work for me. I didn't care about the characters. and after listening to about two thirds of part one the story didn't seem to be going anywhere - Just a series of incidents with unrelated characters doing uninteresting things.
His voice is too rough and has an odd rhythm. Everything is at the same tone with a stress on about every fourth or fifth word no matter what the meaning.
I would be willing to try another Steven Barnes book with a different narrator.
Maybe if he/she was a sports fan.
At least half the book was a long boring (to a non-sports fan) litany of sports trivia about people I know and care nothing about. Some of the other parts were mildly interesting but superficial.
Least interesting: sports, old TV shows and other show business trivia.
There were no real scenes, basically just a list. The parts about New Coke and the Segway were slightly more interesting.
Mildly amusing but mostly a waste of time.
Fascinating, compelling, intriguing
Near the end when all the strands begin to come together
No, I wanted to stretch it out as long as possible.
Although the story moves back and forth through time, it was never confusing and it was fun putting the clues together as it went along. I don't listen to "romances" very often but the touch of fantasy mixed with mystery made it very enjoyable.
An interesting alternative view of the Exodus story. Although I've encountered some of the ideas before, This book explains and supports them well.
No - it's very detailed. It took me about 3 or 4 parts to take it in - then I listened again.
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