The characters seemed 3-dimensional, full of life and emotion. Love can be complicated, blind and all of the above. I thought the author portrayed the characters well. They were both frustrating and exciting. Definitely worth the listen but beware that the narrator is terrible and takes some getting used to.
I love the story line and how it was woven so cleverly with true events in history. Though fictional, using "dark Fire" as the driver for the plots for the rise and fall of the reformist movement was great. Using a lawyer as the main character is awesome. There was plenty of wit and smarts about the novel. It was a true crime drama. Crossley made this novel worth listening to. His accents and voices were well varied and i knew who was speaking based om his cues. This is the first book I've read of the Matthew Shardlake series because I didn't know anything about it when I started. This book has made me go get the others in the series. I can't wait to get started.
Even though Strawberries for Dessert was a good story, it seemed ridiculous that they would all end up in Paris. But if you just go with the story, the character interactions are solid and real. I think Promises was the best story with Matt & Jared but this story revolves more around Zach, Angelo, Zach's ex and the unresolved issues among them.
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries. The book goes through a bit of a seedy side of Dublin and that was a fascinating backdrop for me. really kept me engaged.
The narrator was excellent. This was my first Tana French book and I was told that I will enjoy her other books even more. The interactions of the characters seemed real and emotional which helped me get into the story.
The characters were all well performed. The subtle differences for each character were noticeable each time. I had no issue picking up Kevin from Francis or any of the other minor characters.
Pulled back to a community he gladly left behind, what really happened to a long lost love may redefine a man's view on life and family.
Epic Medieval Love-story
I'm still looking for another book that compares to this one. Haven't found it yet.
This is tough. There are so many good well-developed characters in this book. There is the tough as nails Phillip, the fierce Aliena, the unruly Jack, but my favorite has to be Jack's mother, Ellen. No one else could stand on a table in the priory, "curse" the bible and get away with it like she did.
I laughed out loud several times, I hissed at William with scorn. I shouted with excitement when the townspeople fought off William and his knights and when Aliena and Jack found each other at last. Follet is a master at drawing me into the action. I felt like i was there.
This is an epic adventure. Follet had me from chapter 1 and the best part is that I had no idea i would get so caught up in the lives of these characters. I had no idea where these characters would take me but the ride was so interesting. The characters were so developed i didn't want the book to end.
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