Haven't read the print version.
This is a completely new take on Edward VII. The book got wonderful reviews in Britain. I can see why.
Plot completely absurd. Too much filler. Cringe-worthy reader.
No. But it certainly has turned me off from both reader and author.
When he read women's and children's voices he was just dreadful.
Annoyance that I had bought it.
I think I've just about said it all.
If you enjoyed the original English television 1970s production of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, you'll love this. Witty, absurd. A lot of fun.
I've read his more recent books. Much, much better. This particular book is excruciating. Poetic detectives? Puerile discussion of sexual preference. Dreadful.
Not Peter Robinson.
Maybe. But his "female" voices are pretty awful.
All of them.
Don't buy it.
The plot was confusing. The male reader in a falsetto voice for female parts was cringe worthy.
Wonderful period information. Full of generally unknown detail. Paints a portrait of an era, as well as a ship. The narrator captures voices from the past.
I think the reader is supposed to feel sorry for the Windsors and the mess they made of everything. The book comes across as empty as its subjects.
The author doesn't really get around to the subject until well into the book. Pretty disappointed.
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