I almost skipped this audiobook because of a reviewer that suggested it should have been in the romance section. Overall, though, the book got good reviews. I decided to give it a try. Fortunately, there are only a few ridiculous sex/passion scenes to wade through. I really dislike the cover of the book because it fits right in with a romance novel. That said, I liked this story and it feels like it's the setup for even better things to come. I agree that the main character, Mac, is shallow but I thought it was a caricature of a dingy blonde and that it was really funny (I'm a blonde that can be dingy at times too!). I thought she was making fun of herself. I was actually impressed at the variety of accents that the narrator played. I agree that the main male character was kind of craggy. I also agree that Mac's voice was a bit too mature for the character as written. But I still liked the skill that the narrator showed in moving between those voices. I was always able to tell who was who. I hope the next book skips the goofy passion/sex scenes but I have the feeling I'll have to deal with a few (and I'm no prude). As long as it doesn't take over the book, I'll continue with the series.
Not by this reader.
This reader sounds like he's reading The Ugly Duckling to a circle of four-year-olds. If you like being treated like a child at story time this is for you. I'm 45 minutes into the book and I can't stand any more of it. If Audible will find another narrator (Please!) I will be happy to try it again.
This book was so good that as soon as I finished it, I thought it would be perfect to start again from the beginning. The narration is the best I've heard. The characters are deep, soulful, heartbreaking, funny and purely joyful. I could "see" the story unfold in my minds-eye as I listened because of the beautiful writing. It is a very complex story but the narrator is so skilled at differentiating the voices that it's easy to follow along. I can't recommend this book enough. My 84 year old Dad who has never listened to an audiobook is going to love this!
I read JG long ago and always enjoyed his books. This one just never got going for me. In fact, (no joke) just when I thought I was at the part when the action and intrigue was really going to start...it was over! I was so surprised. That was it! It was very straightforward...none of the plot twists that I had hoped for. Maybe next time?!
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