This is a very well written and researched novel. It presents a more balanced perspective of Anne Boleyn as well as how her legacy has been shaped by the culture not only of her time but of those that came after.
A better plot, a better narrator
The book flip-flopped between first and third person narration, which was jarring at times. Also at times it read more like a bad romance novel than a crime thriller.
This was the second James Patterson novel I listened to and both were horrible. I like crime novels and thrillers, but could not get into either of his books.
Rene Auberjonois is a fantastic narrator for this book because he is able to pronounce the French names without stumbling.
Blood Royal reads almost like some of Ann Rule's true crime novels. It does a great job of laying the foundation for the crime and discussing the climate and culture of the times.
I thought the book was very interesting. In some ways it was more like a thriller than a nonfiction work.
Gripping, compelling, fascinating
Very similar to Ann Rule's other true crime novels. Cases are very engrossing and well researched and presented.
I thought the book was very interesting. It was well researched and thoughtful. The only downside was the narrator. She did not have a good cadence to her reading.
I don't think I would listen to this narrator again. He is very stilted in his reading.
The language was very stilted, which made it very hard to get interested in the story.
The narration is uneven and the narrator seems to pause in the middle of sentences for no reason. The narrator has no flow and doesn't build any suspense. The uneven nature of the narration made it very difficult to listen to.
I enjoyed the book very much. I like listening to Vance, he always does a great job.
I have listened to many of his performances. This is an excellent one.
Great book, great performance. Definitely recommend.
I couldn't really get into the book, but I am not sure if it was the plot or the narrator.
Many times the narrator slurred words, especially the name Jessie. By the halfway point of the book, I was so annoyed with the way he pronounced the name, I was turned off of the book.
Very disappointed. I know Patterson has written a lot of books, but I just didn't think this one was good. Again, not sure if it was the narrator or the plot.
Protagonist came off as a spoiled arrogant brat. Narrator was awful. Hard to tell which was worse. Definitely do NOT recommend this book.
None at all
Horrible book all around. I generally like true crime and psychology, but I hated Jason Moss and the narrator. I had to force myself to finish the book because I really didn't care what happened to Moss.
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