I like the characters and their further development. Loved the idea of the antique cars and got more insight to Betsy, the main character. I have listened to several, maybe 5 of these - however this one was a big disappointment. There was not near the investigation by Betsy, we didn't get the little minutia, and logical thinking that Betsy usually goes through. It was a much thinner plot, not as involved, in fact fairly transparent. I will listen to one more, and if it's this 'simple' - then I'm done.
I would NOT recommend this book ONLY because of the narrator! Where the heck is Susan Boyce! This reader just skims through the text and voices - with very little variation between any of the characters; AND the worse part is, Godwin who should 'get' to show off his personality via his voice - gets no special attention - therefore he sounds no different than the group of women. OMGosh - I enjoy this series; I have most all of them in my library - but this gal has got to go! She should give her wages back!
Interesting premise and the author approached the 'usual' murder in the community from a new angle - which was great! But geez - it gets lost in the narration.
Completely. Connie Crawford should go in to another line of work! Narrating a book is not a race; "she who reads it fastest, giving no intonation or character to the voices wins!' I don't think so!
It should be re-recorded by Susan Boyce and re-released! I hope Monica Ferris has some control over who is the reader for her books. I will look more closely at the narrator for her books from now on before I click 'purchase'!
I loved Rutherford's New York: The Novel, so I thought this would be as good. Not so much. I did enjoy the history aspect, but he bit off WAY too much. I only slightly exaggerate, that he started at the 'beginning of time' and worked forward. Obviously, the story had to make jumps, in his effort to leave a thread in the genealogy - but too big o'jumps and keeping track of how a surname would change through eons of time was tough. I applaud his efforts, but unless you LOVE history, which I do - you will not make it through this HUGE book. I did make it - and . . . . glad I did, but . . . wouldn't especially recommend it.
Yes - I own Paris and I am hoping it is better. I will take it on after I let a few more books float under my bridge. Need a break from the history and need to get rid of some Sarum cobwebs.
It was okay. About right I guess. But . . . wow - what a looooooooong recording session. This guy deserves a longevity award!
Ha! It has not taken away my desire for a long trip to Great Britain!
I have been with Audible about 4 years; 2 books a month + some sale books - the point is - dozens upon dozens of Audible books. I love Audible. It's changed my life. Driving, cleaning house and yard work are now engaging! I'm an avid reader, listener, and professor/academic. Even though there have been a couple books that I wish I had not bought; this was the crowning glory of horrible listens. I have NEVER taken the time to write a review, but this book was so awful - I just couldn't sleep if I didn't write a review for someone who might be foolish enough, like I was, to be sucked in to the title and description. It was THE MOST boring, pointless, failed and foolish story line (if you could call it that), with flat, colorless, trite and psychotic characters EVER! I can't imagine any publisher paying for this diatribe, and even worse - anyone at Audible wanting it in their repertoire! What were they thinking? It's so bad I want to complain to the management that I deserve a replacement book! (Please?!) I just kept thinking, surely there will be a point to this madness and in the end it will surprise me and be at least somewhat purposeful. Sorry to say - the ending was even more pointless than all the hours I'd spent hoping for a respite. NOT. NADA. NUTT'N. Is there some quality control out there? I beg you - don't download! If I could have submitted this without even 1 star I would have.
This is the first review I have ever written. I don't have time or take the time for this stuff. However, this book has driven me to it! Yes, Ford writes fabulous sentences, has a fantastic grasp of vocabulary and the "reader" sounds like he should. But OMGosh! What is the point of it all? There is no point! Just one sentence after another, and I have a Ph.D. and should be used to convoluted, pointless drivel -- and this is just too much! It's about a man my age and his daily life. Part I (of 3) covers 1 day in his life and I just can't give up two more days of my life for possibly 2 days of his! This has droned on long enough and has sealed the deal that I don't want a man in my life! So thanks Mr. Ford. I needed that! This is only the second book in my life that I just have to DELETE!
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