This book is so different from the others in the series, in a good way. You explore another setting and another side of the protagonist, so there's never time to get tired of it or lose interest. Couldn't stop listening.
I enjoyed this book as I've enjoyed all Wharton's novels, and it fits pretty well in with her society novels - with the exception of her protagonist, who is far less likable than your Lily Barts or your Nan St. Georges. But there are fatal flaws in all her high society heroines, so I guess Undine's are just a lot worse! You still root for her somehow, ever the victim of circumstance, even if the circumstances are completely her own doing. Wonderful ending and altogether a good book for fans of Wharton.
It was very exciting and fast-paced, which I really love in Audiobooks. I never wanted to unplug.
My extreme reaction was never unplugging from it! It never slows down, so I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.
I just wish the other books in the series were as good in terms of story as this first book - they keep up the excitement but I felt like I was being lead through a maze if the person leading me kept changing their mind and suddenly switching to a different direction. Dizzying and not so great in terms of narrative.
I loved the prose style and the characters, but so little actually happens! I guess I was hoping for a bit more excitement to keep me sustained through such a long book.
Not as much fun, but has her usual style which I love.
Hmmm, is it a greatly abridged, shorter movie? Maybe.
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