I really enjoyed the North/South trilogy so was pleased to find so many books in this series. My pleasure was short lived. The dialogue feels more like a middle school history/political lecture. The plot is slow and contrived. The characters are so flawed and one dimensional that I can neither empathize with them nor care what happens to them. It's clumsy and disappointing. I really wanted to like it and enjoy a nice long series.
Not based on this book. Based on North/South, I might try something else.
His accents are atrocious. He should not attempt British or French accents. I can't say whether his colonial Boston accent is accurate, but it isn't a contemporary New England accent so who knows what he's doing there. Otherwise, it's adequate.
Reminds me of a less intricate Game of Thrones. A little slow to get started (as others have noted) but worth the effort. Soon develops a nice rhythm and characters come alive. Interesting story that has clearly just begun and I can't wait to see what happens next. Only disappointment is that I didn't realize the next one hasn't been published yet. I was raring to go only to find out I have to wait until next year.
Narrator does a good job helping us to "see" the characters and sets a consistent, enjoyable cadence.
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