Character development. I didn't care if they lived or died because they were so under developed.
Though a lot of people didn't like the narrator, she didn't bother me that much. But the grandour in her voice implied the story was more epic and interesting than it actually was.
No, no redeeming qualities. I can enjoy a slow book if it is beautifully written or rewards you with intelligence and a good ending, this has none of those qualities. I finished this story because I paid for it, but what a waste of time. Only someone truly starved for anything Outlander could compare The Winter Sea to Diana Gabaldon's novels. This story is extremely contrived.
Everyone enjoys different books and this is just my opinion, but if you enjoy the magic, history, action and rich characters of Diana Gabaldon's books like I did, you will feel starved listening to The Winter Sea.
I really wish I had known this would tie together the Lord John series and Outlander. I didn't read the Lord John series and this has whole pieces devoted to his story. I wouldn't mind if I knew what the heck was going on in them. It is assumed you read his story and know his background. If you haven't, characters are never properly introduced or explained. I find this very frustrating and wish that Gabaldon had kept the two book series separate. This is my least favorite book by far.
Not intertwine two series in the same book without giving back story for those who haven't read one series.
It was horribly cliché. I was very disappointed after all the good reviews I read. I frequently stopped listening because the bile rose in my throat and finally I could take no more.
Maybe more than 2 accents. Every character sounded the same.
Very disappointed. I was hoping I would find something epic and romantic, like Outlander (based on the reviews). It fell far short.
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