I enjoy historical novels if they are not light. I have never read about this period before and it was quite good. The character, especially the Medicus, were well done. I may try a sequel eventually, especially with Simon Vance as a narrator. He is great!
I think I would have put this down unfinished if I'd tried reading it. Some of the medical content would have just gone on tooo long. But listening to I was quite interesting, and I'm glad I did. It passed many an hour on the elliptical. I recommend it!
I'm not surprised it will soon be a movie. I could almost picture some of the scenes. Suspenseful and it really pulled me forward through the plot.
This was a very pleasant contrast to some heavier reads. I can kind-of see the plot twists coming now, but I gotta say it was still enjoyable!
I did not find this hard to follow, and I listen while exercising. But you do need to pay attention. It was a very compelling story and unlike any I have read before. I highly recommend it!
I missed these characters for several weeks after I finished this wonderful book. It really stayed with me. I think it is my favorite book this year. A really fabulous book.
I'm glad I got this book and wanted to finish it. The men - and almost ALL the characters are men - are so unlikeable .... Sometimes reprehensible, sometimes cowardly, sometimes without any kind of moral compass...completely self-centered and self-destructive. That is the point of the story, I guess. I couldn't stop listening but ended as I began, disliking them ALL.
I really enjoyed this story. I have been listening to a number of serious novels, and felt like something light but not fluffy. This was a perfect choice. Especially good performance by the narrator.
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