The worldview portrayed in this book is just too fatalistic and hopeless. But the writing is excellent. Most of it deserves five stars, but that one aspect spoiled it for me.
There is much to enjoy in this further episode in Gabriel's adventures. However, the occult/fortune teller theme is creepy and that is why I am giving it a thumbs down in both my Kindle and Audible libraries. Here's hoping Mr. Silva will write on for many a year, but avoid that kind of theme in the future.
This is not the kind of story I want to expose myself to. I stopped listening before the end of the first chapter.
Something uplifting and healing.
I guess it was my mistake not to find out more before buying this.
The book, yes, the narrator, no.
No, not in this series.
Move to his village.
David Monteath is given as the narrator when one is referred to Audible after buying the Kindle book. I listened to the sample of Monteath's narration and bought the book. Oh no! It was Shaun Grindell again! I have been trapped with Grindell's rendering of a Hamish story for the third time, I think. Now, I am hesitant to buy any more in this series, even though they are my favourite at the moment. Because I do not enjoy Grindell. And I feel tricked.
The characters are delightful. The reading was a tremendous disappointment.
Graeme Malcolm did a splendid job on some of the other books in the series.
I resorted to the Kindle computer voice, which was less irritating, although the Kindle's American accent is ill-fitting too.
Sewell is superb. Cannot understand why his cop series set in Europe was canned - it was brilliant. Anyhoo, he reads Fleming with pazzaz.
Extremely well written, this book would have benefited by a more subtle portrayal of violence, in my opinion.
How refreshing in these twilight times to come across a conservative who knows literature and communicates it wittily. I for one am bored and irritated by the way in which liberal intellectuals have hijacked higher learning. This book is worth listening to many times for its literary insight, apart from its merits in the department of common sense.
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