Jacetta has an interesting story, and it is told well. Wish I had read it before i read The White Queen. Doubt it has much historical accuracy, but I liked the characters, the pace, and the magic. Couldn't stop listening.
First, i want to say that i love this series and this writer...that said i ask why, with all the drivel available in historical fiction, why do you only offer abridged versions of so many books by a truly great writer? This book was barely started and it was over. I've read several of Bernard Cornwall's titles, and I know they can't be abridged without losing important pieces of the backstory. Now I'm going to have to go buy the hard copy so I can fill in what I missed.
No, not unless they had more listening time than discrimination. Whether it is remotely accurate I cannot say. There is just not enough interesting material for a book this long. Take out the redundancy and you may have a short story. I disliked the characters, all of them. I have really enjoyed a few of Ms. Gregory's titles, some in the cousins war series, some not. Based on this most recent read I hesitate to continue with the series.
Bernard Cornwall, just sayin
I like her voice, she reads honestly.
Im sure it will be a part of whatever series is planned, maybe one episode.
You can get all this historic info from a basic textbook, just use your imagination to fill in with a little emotional angst, check the family trees to see who lives and who dies, and move on to Henry VII.
This was not even close to the work I have come to expect from Elizabeth George. First, it's a crime novel with no crime committed. The author has focused throughout solely on the personal dramas at work in the lives of the investigators, Lynley and Havers. The most foolish and immature of characters, Lynely's friend, whose name I have utterly blocked from my mind, has hijacked the story with her own personal agenda, contrary to any realistic legal limits on privacy. What the author was thinking I do not know. I wish I had believed the bad reviews I read prior to wasting a credit on it.
Other books in this series, certainly
She is always good.
As much as I want to hear the story, the delivery is frustrating.
I loved the first two books in the series, but they had a different narrator.
He keeps trying to give the Danish characters their own unique voices, and uses some fakey Minnesota accent. I can't take the story as a serious novel. It sounds like some sort of spoof. I wish people who are supposed to read these books would just do that...read! When I read to myself I dont give out phoney accents in my mind, so when I pay somebody to read to me that's what I expect.
Yeah. Make this series available in unabridged form. I notice the difference. Have Jamie Glover provide the narration. He did well with the first two abridged versions.
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