Joshilyn Jackson reads her vivid prose well. The story is just a little short of being awesome but it is definitely an enjoyable listen.
I have found myself quite firmly ensnared by Gail Carriger's novels but the characters lacked some of the charm of her two earlier series. Hopefully there will be more development in the next book.
It's heavy material and the flat tone with which it is read only makes it overwhelmingly dreary to the point where I didn't want to waste any more life minutes on this. The whole is less than the sum of the parts in this instance.
I was excited by the other reviews and a keen fan of the tv series but I am struggling to wade through this adjective-laden prose. It took 20 minutes this morning just to describe the ship pulling into dock! The author's compulsion to add alien detail has crowded out action and engagement with characters like an infestation of Silburian Slug Worms from the Obellian Galaxy.
I'm new to the Harry Bosch thing. It's an enjoyable listen with the occaisional cool twist but the whole impulsive cop thing is a huge cliche. Somehow it is never a good idea to call for backup. Why is that? If a deeply evil serial killer has managed to escape twice already, why not shoot him in the leg straight up instead of giving him an opportunity to escape... AGAIN? That aside, there is a wry sense of humour and a great sense of place that gives this series its deserved reputation.
Really well read and for once Jodi doesn't kill off a favourite character at the end.
I remember reading this book as a child and I can't believe I was able to find it - and so beautifully read too!
My little ADD/ASD girl is completely wrapped in this story and keeps pinching my ipod to play it. I think the narrator isn't as good as the narrator of the 39 clues but enjoyable all the same.
This was quite depressing to listen to. The ending lifted it somewhat but sitting in traffic, I received no relief in this tale.
My daughter and I have been listening to this for the last couple of weeks with keen excitement. It has been wonderful to see her drawn into the historical elements, the rich language and vivid characterisations. Thoroughly enthralling!
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