I don't think the description of this series does it justice. I waited a long while before finally listening to them because I thought the description sounded awful. Jane is a great character who is tough, but a girl. She has emotions, but she kicks butt. I like her. SHe seems like someone who would actually be interesting to know. She is flawed, but she is thoughtful... as in, full of thoughts. She really considers things, people, and her place in the world. Plus, vampires are fun, right?
No. I am having to force myself to finish this one. I just think that the "romance" is taking over the story. Mush Mush Mush. I want something to happen. I just don't care about Tessa or her feelings.
I thought the book was interesting. There are a few moments where I felt that the characters just made ludicrous decisions and did unbelievable things. I'm not sure if I was being overly picky though. I just never fell in love with any of the characters. Sally, was difficult for me to like.
The narration was fine. I enjoyed the performance.
Ahhh, but it is a movie on the BBC, I believe.
Eventually I may read the others, but I enjoyed the Golden Compass better.
YEs. I enjoyed the narration as much as the quirky, funny, steam-punkish story. Very fun!!!
I can't wait for the next one. It isn't quite as good as the Parasol books, but I still had a great time listening to it.
I actually don't think that I would. I love the mystery genre and even though I enjoy female detective stories, as well as reading about a variety of periods in history, this book felt like it dragged on for me. I was interested in the beginning, but Maisie's back story, which interrupted the flow of the initial story, turned out to be the main focus of the book. I never actually finished listening to the overall mystery because I was so bored listening to the details of Maisie's growing up. I was surprised because I generally like stories that delve into the character's back history and how she became the "capable detective" and all that. But this just felt like it went on and on with no purpose or end in sight. Ugh. I really wanted to like it too. I need a new series to jump into, but this is not it!
Yes, I enjoyed both the reader's voice and the story.
Archie is always my favorite. He is fun-loving, never serious, and yet, he always gets the job done.
I have only listened to Michael Prichard read the Rex Stout books. He has a good voice for the story. It isn't too theatrical. He reads clearly and alters his voice enough to hear the differences in characters as well as their personalities.
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