The Tamuli is a good series if you can get beyond the clumsy pronunciation of some words by the narrator - however, in this book I particularly loved the way he portrayed the Trolls - what fun! Favorite characters still appear, heroes wrestle with the bad guys and somehow succeed despite the odds - all the usual elements of this genre are there. I didn't want the story to end.
Brown sticks to his formula - Langdon is running from diverse and dangerous adversaries in order to save the world from a pending disaster. A young, highly intelligent woman falls for him .... but of course. There are a few twists and turns, you can see them coming. Think this might be my last Dan Brown buy.
I love Kate Atkinson’s work – and this story is no exception…. But oh dear – the narrator! Surely there are a plethora of excellent British narrators who could have read this excellent book? The regional accents, as well as the Scots and Irish are painful to listen to – I’m guessing it is worse for an English person such as myself and may not be as annoying to folks from other countries - but maybe not? The reader has a delightful voice, and tries hard but misses the mark. Did it spoil the book for me? Well, a little bit, but I still enjoyed visiting with Jackson Brodie once again and peeping into his complicated and tangled relationships.
From the first words I was captured. I love the way Kate Atkinson weaves lives together, making us see that while we are individuals, we are the sum of many other lives too - and the twists and turns of fate that result in each of our personal histories. Susan Jameson narrates this book so well, delivering Atkinson's wry humor with impeccable timing. A book to make you laugh out loud, cry quietly and reflect.
Ursula's lives become engrossing - what small decision or trick or turn of fate will change the course of things this time round? As the book unfolds most characters take a place on center stage, and some are more endearing than others! The story is partly a reflection on the British social structure in the first half of the 20th century - always entertaining - but also a reflection on the journeys our lives take. It made me reflect on the small decisions I have made that have resulted in big changes in my world! I thoroughly enjoyed both the book and the narration.
This little gem is an unexpected delight. The story unfolds through witty correspondence and sharp observations, not always kind, of the foibles of men and women alike. With marvelous eccentric Guernsey islanders, dark and brooding hero, enchanting children and heaps of healthy humor, this book is a must for anyone who wants to escape for a few hours to a time before tweets, texts, voicemail and Skype when letter writing was an art form. The story is fairly predicable, but that does not matter because it is told so well. As I finished the book I wanted to book a flight immediately to go and see if the literary society was open to new members!
Well, the story was predictable, but would have been enjoyable if not for the awful narration. I concur with other reviewers the accents are terrible, and the narrator has a flat delivery. What a shame.
If you loved Pride and Predjudice ... then you will love this. Juliet Stevenson gives a master class in narrating, capturing voices and characters impeccably. The story has all the twists, turns and tragedies of any good early nineteenth century book. Loosely based on her own life experiences Gaskell paints a wonderful picture of a gentle woman's trials and tribulations. A good listen.
I was disappointed in this new series - somehow Moon missed capturing the characters - in the first series I cared about their fate, not so much in this one!
Great story, but jerky transitions in the recording are very annoying. Satisfying end to the series.
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