Someone who wishes to fall asleep in 15 minutes
There wasn't much adventure in this book until towards the end, things got a little interesting. Hornblower marrying Maria has been a disappointment through this series because i find her to be an annoying character. Wish I could hear more on Mr. Bush though.
Absolutely not, in fact i was relieved to see that Christian Rodskar does all the other books, Nicolas Coster's voice and readings challenged me to get through this book. His voice mannerisms remind me of some sleepy nobleman. I only hope he hasn't permanently poisoned my mental image of Hornblower that I enjoyed and developed from Christian's readings.
Boredom - Previous books had alot more action through main portions of the narrative, this book was dominated early on with the funeral and ongoings with his wife and children. Wasn't until towards the end when things seemed to get a little interesting.
Personable, relate-able, fascinating
His recitation of Chaucer in Middle English, I enjoyed hearing what I would guess to be an authentic accent to how the language was spoken.
His quips about his personal feelings or how we would personally feel if we lived during those times.
I laughed at his story when he was 6 and burst out singing the hymn for the holy crusade in the middle of a restaurant with his family.
Maybe a theme that I've discussed with my friends about how he stresses how dangerous life was in ancient times, especially during Greek and Roman times, how easily it was to become sick or injured and how often those occurrences could leave you permanently disfigured or dead.
I'd enjoy meeting this professor.
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