The narrator was perfect for the story. Distinguishable voices and never annoying with the women's voices. Even though this is a sequel, I never felt like I was missing out on anything by never having read the first one. The author alludes to it and its deeply historical events clearly and with as much tantalizing detail as needed. I love this time of history, and this is a great way to get to know Ireland's ancient past. Her book 1916 (also great on Audible) was my first with her, and also quite good. If you like this type of book don't miss the two books by Edward Rutherfurd in the Dublin Saga (Princes of Ireland and Rebels of Ireland). All these books complement each other nicely and provide a good way to learn about the various ancient people of Ireland and how their history developed over the centuries, internally and externally.
This was great! I'm a woman in my 50s and I could really resonate with this character and her dreams. A fantastic mix of spy thriller, humor, and something ineffably touching. My daughter and her husband love it as much as I do, and they are less than half my age. I'll listen to them all!
I normally don't go in for zombie stuff, but my daughter "coerced" me into watching the Walking Dead with her and now I'm hooked on it. Clearly without Joe Ledger that is what would have come to pass!! (Normally I hate spoilers, but if you're reading the review of a book obviously about zombies and the first in a detective/spook series, you pretty much have it already.) Remarkably this book even makes The Walking Dead quite believable.
I'll definitely go for the next book in the series, as I learned to like these characters pretty easily. The narration if perfect for the characters and the genre. As cool as the old Dragnet no nonsense dialogue except with emotion. It's definitely a can't-put-downer and has helped fill the gap until the onset of the next season of The Walking Dead. Enjoy!
This has given me the resolve to get a handle on my dogs' various issues and hope that I might succeed. Now we'll see if I can pull it off. This book is more about the dog/human power struggle and how to win it than anything like training tips. It's about getting the dog and people to have the right attitude which hopefully will be reflected in behavior.
I've read it. I've listened to it. And I'm ready to do it again. What a tremendous book! The historical fiction is set to the Jacobite rebellion, not a topic I've ever been interested in, actually. But no matter. This book--both stories (you'll see what I mean)--created the interest and maintained it. Kearsley creates characters you can care about in every century. This book is full of suspense down to the last sentence. Don't miss it. (I still can't decide whether I like this or Kearsley's The Rose Garden best. I've re-read both, something I rarely do. This one grabbed my attention more quickly but other than that I think it's a toss up. They are both over the top fantastic. (This review is by the female half of this account, btw)
The novel is great and the narrator made it for me. Kept me on the edge of my seat long as it is.
This entire series is fantastic. Historical fiction, romance, and a great ongoing story. The narrator is truly perfect for this series, more than any other I've ever heard him do. I've listened to the whole series twice and will listen again.
John Lee did a great job of bringing all these characters to life. This novel did a fine job of making the political and religious quirks of ancient Rome as well as the various larger than life characters understandable and interesting.
The saga continues successfully. I was afraid that the story would get dull once certain domestic milestones were reached but this one was going strong!! Loved it. Made me decide that I want to go back an listen to the whole series again.
Just as great as their audio novelization of Macbeth, perhaps even better. The narration, the story, everything is unsurpassed. Shakespeare himself I think would be pleased.
I had started reading this book and got busy with other things so I thought I'd give the audio a try. Not sure I can make it through though. This narrator is worse than a synthetic voice. Mispronunciations, wooden, no characterization, akin to listening to a first grader struggle through. Maddening, absolutely maddening. I should have paid attention to the other reviewers. If there were a 0 star option for performance this would get it. Hope the gentleman hasn't quit his day job.
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