I was captivated within the first ten minutes. Very well drawn characters, beautifully written. The flavour of the period was well drawn and the actress who reads the audio is just magnificent. Her voice resonates with emotion and she creates the sense of a play with her different accents and voices.
I enjoyed the first two books of the Clifton series but this one seemed forced and awkward. I found the characters unsympathetic, the plot unrealistic and the narrative tedious.
Easily the worst. I usually get sucked into his stories and carried along by the fast paced stories but this one dragged.
I found the narrator pretentious but competent and clear diction.
I hope number four will be back to the standard of the first two otherwise it sullies your initial positive impression of the series.
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