I didn't really enjoy this book. I was expecting something more humorous. Parts were very poignant and thought provoking ... but mostly I was bored. I guess it translates better as a stage production.
Haven't read the print version, so I couldn't say whether the audio version is better. I like to listen to books during my commute, and the books I buy to listen to are very different from the ebooks I chose to read. I like to listen to books that have an historical context and describe the surroundings in detail. The Maggie Hope series keeps me entertained during rush hour driving. Never mind a long commute if I'm listening to a good book.
I love books set in a different time period. I like getting a feel for how it was 'back then'.
Really disliked the way Susan Duerden reads the narrative. It's the same cadence for every sentence. Each sentence ends on the same note. It is so annoying that once during a long narrative, I had to shut it off. Does a great job on the voices, however. You can always tell when it's a different person talking.
Can't say that I was moved, but at times I was annoyed by the main character's behavior. She's supposed to be a spy, but has very volatile outburst to her handler and boss. Rather than using a logical argument, she's screaming and having a tantrum. Is that supposed to be an 'American' trait? British reserve seems to have gone missing.
I have a new found respect for Jane Fonda. I enjoyed her candid approach and as another reviewer said, this is a great read for women over 50. I found that I could relate to a lot of what she was saying, and it was good to finally hear her side of the Viet Nam issue.
I wasn't a Democrat when Bill Clinton was in office, and I'm not very interested in politics ... but I found this book to be very enjoyable ... and enlightening.
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