I inadvertently to this book "out of sequence". I listened to it after number 1. Even though several years had passed between books 1 and 3, I did not know I had skipped number 2 until I had finished the book. It is so well written that even though it is part of a series, you do not realized it is part of a series. Even though I know the story of the Damascus Road, I found myself thrilled as the events unfolded. I hope the series will continue. This series is certainly a balm for the soul in troubled times. The prayers spoken often reflected my feelings more eloquently than I ever could.
Mr Smith and Ms Lecat are wonderful yet again. You will not be disappointed. By this time in a lengthy series, there is one book that may not stand up to to others in quality. But not this one, and not any of the previous ones. This series is a bargain at twice the price. I only wish I had found it sooner.
Double Good Listening!!
Each character is so well developed. I wish I could meet them in person. In this book Mma Grace Makutsi. Without giving away the plot, I admire her strength and her vulnerability in this story. It is difficult to choose a favorite among characters I would love to know as friends. I would love to go shoe shopping with Grace, we have the same love of shoes. I wonder if she has the same love of purses as I?
OH MY!!!! She brings EVERYTHING !!!! She breathes the life of Botswana into every word. Her accent, her expressions, and the ability to change between characters makes one think there are more than one narrator. She has a wonderful talent in relating the story and bringing it to life.
No, because it is like a wonderful dessert. It would be gone all too soon. Though I do worry about the characters "in between listenings" : )
I am very sad that I am so near the end of the series. I guarantee, you will find yourself wanting to visit Botswana by the end of the first book, and looking for travel information by the end of the last!!!
Yes!!! So refreshing--wonderful, uplifting, heart-warming
The part when she dealt with the witch doctor's wife.
yes, most definitely
I fell in love with each character, they are so deep, so honest, and very unpretentious.
Hurried, Shallow, Awful Narration, Predictable
He struggled with the different accents, Remy's voice was grating, Selma was not the Selma I imagine when reading Cussler--like my Selma better.
I am an avid Cussler fan. I have read/or listened to just about everything he has written. I was excited when the Fargo series hit the shelves. But, to tell the truth, I am a bit disappointed in the Fargoes. This story in particular seems hurried. There is not great character or plot depth. Do not make this your first Clive Cussler book, Start with the Dirk Pitt adventures and you will be hooked. I do love the Oregon files, NUMA files, and the Issac Bell books. So it isn't a prejudice against newer characters.
The narration was poor. There are many different European accents in the book, but the narrator does not have the talent to create believable characters. The accents all sound the same. Selma and Remy's "voices" are horrid and do not fit their characters' personalities. Remy sounds like she stepped off the set of an "adult film" and Selma's voice is beyond description. I may be more critical because I am such a Cussler fan. But, I do not think I would like this book in written or audible form. All the points are strictly out of respect of Cussler. It is not an awful book, but definitely not his best. I may have to forgo the Fargoes.
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