I was thinking this book was more of a mystery book but turned out to be more romance. Great characters which keep you listening. The plot is not as transparent as you may think.
Well I have listened to hundreds so near the middle.
My extreme reaction was to the fact that Charlie seems to fall in love with a guy who when she first met him almost raped her and has never treated her kindly at all, but yet she loves him because he is hot. He is a creepy stalker and abusive. What kind of message is this for women? It is ok if a guy sexually assaulted you and treats you like garbage, you can change him with love? I am not at all happy with this, it ruined the book for me which besides her relationship was fun.
I would not like any young women who have never been in a healthy relationship to read this and get the idea abusive men just need love.
The writing, the plot and characters. The author took real people from history and made them into bigger then life characters in a world twisted by one mans folly.
I usually can tell the ending of a story and it's plot twists early, but not here. I was kept interested with the story having to know what happened next.
The beginning is slow because it is like a history lesson on Victory England so you are familiar with the world the story is set in, but after the first 30 minutes it really kicks in to high gear.
The excellent writing and character development. Ruth the main character, she is a strong women and yet flawed, as all people are, making her very realistic.
Well I did guess who the bad guy was half way through, but was kept enthralled by the plot all the same.
I am going to buy the second book now.
I read the book before I listened to this version of it, I also watched all the BBC series so I was exposed to the story before. I think that hearing a book gives a whole new meanings and makes it a different experience if the narrator is good. Not better or worse just different.
Well the two I liked the most was the tower scene with Eve and Olivier in the tower, and at the end with Olivier and Cadfael.
I found the narrators male voices to be comical and not realistic, it was distracting. Her regular speaking voice was fine. Some people just can't do characters and this narrator is one.
The story is good enough to get beyond the narrator who is not the worst I have listened to, but by far not the best either.
Well if you like soft porn and a loose predictable plot then you will love this book. Bad character development. The only interesting thing was the take on the vampire origin. I would have stopped listening in the middle of book but I paid cash for this.
I have read all 3 Iron Druid books now and can say without a doubt it is an excellent series. Modern fantasy with a high dose of humor and action. Kevin Hearne has created addictive characters and a universe full of all the mythology of earth weaved into a believable reality.
I found Ghost Story to be an excellent addition to the Dresden mythology. It filled out the characters, tied up loose ends all the while sustaining a plot that keeps you interested until the end. I found John Glover to be a fine narrator and not detracting any of my enjoyment from the writing. If you have read all the other Dresden books then this one is a must read for you.
This book was my least favorite of the seires, but saying that I still enjoyed it.
This is the first book by Tanya Huff I have read and I found it disjointed in the beginning, but the characters were well written and the story is interesting. The big down fall was Ms. Linden's performance was like listening to someone on tranquilizers reading the story. Over all the low price makes it worth a read.
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