The idea of the book was very intrigueing. This is the type of story I like - fantasy. Unfortunately, the book was disappointing. I got bored. I am not sure if anything actually happened in the book.....
I have so enjoyed Rita Mae's and Sneaky Pie's Mrs. Murphy's mysteries and the animals speaking to each other. This one was a bit disappointing as there was too much preaching about a) the environment and b) politics and etc. It was not aweful just not as fun as the previous ones. I hope I like her next one better....
I received my very first audio book from a friend years ago. I hadn't listened to this one for a while, thinking "this is not really my kind of book." After a while, I decided I was really liking audio books so I decided to try the McCall Smith book. I loved it! Loved the gentle story, with much dignity, and the reader's voice and characterization is wonderful! His new book is just terrific! I am now a McCall Smith fan!!! This is a wonderful series. Take a look.
Didn't care for it; apparently not my type of thing. Yes, it really was a coming of age story as described, but I didn't really care for the "stream of conciousness" narrative nor the reader. Sorry.
I have liked this authors books of this type (more modern, adventure with romance), but this one fell short. Also, I don't especially like this reader so a so-so book was made un-enjoyable.
Well, I liked the idea (fire investigators) and the characters and the interactions between the two main characters. It is just that it was a first book (in a series?) and so there was a lot of introductory "setting the stage" kind of stuff that made the book a little slow. I will try the next one and hope it moves along better. In general, it was ok.
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