Rarely is there a book so bad that I won't finish it. But this one about 1/2 half thru I have given up on. I normally listen on my commute to and from work. Sitting in the car today with nothing to do, I did not listen - I just really don't care what happens. There is not one character in the book even remotely likable. The narrator is good, but the material is so tedious and the characters so unsympathetic. I like none of these people. I am done with them. Give me my credit back!
I rarely take the time to write reviews - and I should as I do rely upon them when making purchase selections. But this one is so bad I am compelled to write about it. No matter how weak a book is, I almost always listen to it to the end just because I have nothing better to do during my commute. This one I am just less than half way thru and can't stomach another minute.
There is absolutely no plot to this book. It is one sex scene right after another with no action in between. The only thing in this book besides sex is the continual whining of the two lead characters because of papparazzi and over zealous fans.
The narrator does an OK job, but she has nothing to work with. I am not a prude and don't object to sex scenes. But when a book has nothing to it but sex and whining it does not make for an enjoyable experience.
Save your credit for something worth listening to. This one is NOT it!
What fun! The narrator is awesome and varies her voice among her characters superbly. The royalty aspect is an entertaining glimpse into the royal world. The characters are well developed. The writing is terrific and I found myself laughing out loud at times. Can't wait to start the 2nd book in the series.
Just as good as the first in the series - Only Time will Tell. Do get them in order for sure. The narrator is excellent, the characters compelling, the story line mesmerizing. Can't say enough good about it. Can't wait for the third installment due out in 2013!
Listened to less than an hour and gave up on it. Don't waste your credit. Boring and slow.
The reviews that talk about the confusing nature of the back and forth in time are correct. But if you will just keep in mind that 2008 is current and 2004 is looking back you will be fine. And the confusion is well worth it. Stick with it for an hour and it won't be a problem after that. This was a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator can make or break a book and this one is excellent. The suspense at times had me afraid to drive! Because of the back and forth in time, you know what is coming and you stay braced for it. Go for it - it is quite long and I still did not want it to end!
Listened to less than an hour and had to give up on it. Don't waste your credit. I like historical romances, but this one is just not there.
16 hours long and I still wanted more! The story is great, particularly the first part of the book before it jumps to current day. The narrator was superb! Great variation in voices and all pleasant to listen to. You knew which character was speaking just by her various voices. I have read a lot of Nora Roberts books but have never enjoyed one more than this one. You can't miss with this one!
The story line is weak and slow. The characters are not appealing. You really don't care what happens to them. I am 90% through with the book and have quit listening. The ending is now obvious and so ridiculous that I can't stand to listen to it. This book is sappy beyond belief. The narrator is just OK.
This is one of the best books I have listened to on Audible. The story is well written and the characters well developed. You love some of them and despise at least one. It is historically interesting as well. The narrator is superb - reminds me of Anthony Hopkins. The other narrator has such a small piece I barely remember her - but she certainly did not detract from the story as many narrators can do. I hated to turn it off and couldn't wait to get back to my book. It is a long book - but didn't last long enuogh. I so hated to see it end and can't wait for the sequel. I hope the same narrator reads the sequel!
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