I found this really difficult to rate - it does get you in - but its the classic girls meets screwed up millionaire. The plot is weak and predictable - you think that there is going to be some drama some suspense but it fizzles out.
Focused way too much on having sex every five minutes - but with more in the story line even that could have been forgiven.
Its pretty much Mills and Boon on steroids. If you want an easy listen that wont keep you awake at night this is it. Oh and just a tiny bit of day dreaming about being with Mr Grey and his money lol
Twists and turns - links forward and backward - mystery , romance murder , what more can you ask for .
Good story builds slowly and tantalizingly- you think you start to see where it is taking you and they you go - no no its not - Oh yes it is !
Love the panorama of scenery and wildlife Nora paints. The she impasto's love, friendship , business , science, and obsessions together with some suspense to keep it great till the last brush stroke.
It was read well- smooth and creamy voice - but I had no idea what was going on half the time. I was waiting for the point - bits of stories had some follow through and then got lost with no real tie up in the end. The language at first was clever and flowery but after a while it was - will you just say it once and say it plain. I found it was just for the sake of words and maybe you will like that but some of the finer points of the stories just passed me by - Em thinking so what !
Im not stupid but to me this was just self indulgent- I listen to the end thinking - this will come together it will have a last great revelation and I will go 'Oh now I see' - but I never did see
I enjoyed this follow up to Naamahs gift - its a great listen very well read. Its a bit like Lord of The Rings though with Morien saving the day where ever she goes. Its wide ranging and engaging. Good story line with some twists that are unexpected. This keeps the interest as its not always predictable.
I think the writer is making some commentary on the world as she replicates countries and religions that we can recognise.
I will be looking for the next one :)
Love learning about burke and wills - how amazing that they were basically jerks lol. It is incredible to think that not that long ago people were dying trying to find out what was in the centre of Australia. It is also amazing how ignorant they we were to our indigenous people. Had they valued their friendship and knowledge- they would have lived. Thanks to the theory of evolution that made white men think that they were inferior.
Great story line , follows on from Secrete River. I love the way it was read also.
This was an awesome read that made me wish i could jump into and explain to both sides what was going on such a small amount of understanding would have changed the course of history
I too am very disappointed that after wading through 11 books to find that 12 had turned in 12,13, and 14.
I am glad that it was picked up to be finished after the sad loss of Robert.
However in true style it moves the story only a very little way for so many words.
I hated the narration both voices were too 'old ' and dry sounding and lacking in excitement and pitch variation. Particularly when Rand is speaking, didnt match the voice in my head- I have read all the rest, not listened.
This is a well written engrossing book that keeps you moving through it. I both love and hate the way the generational stories are woven togther to reveal the truth.While on one hand you want to stay with the person moving back forth between the generations builds the story and the anticipation so well
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