I first met Mrs Polifax in a movie with the lead role played by Rosalind Russell. It was a fun romp of a movie so I decided to listen to one of Ms Gilmans books. Well let me say all the good things before I critisize. The story is still a fun romp , the reader is an excellent actress and reader. Each character is well defined and on target EXCEPT Mrs Polifax. The reader has made her sound like a Ninety year old creaky lady. I am a senior, my friends are seniors. We have nice mellow voices. Even the ones with naturally high pitched voices sound younger than Mrs Polifax. She sounds creaky and very old.. I'm not sure how else a reader could express her as older but maybe that is not necessary as it is explained so often in the story. Anyway it is a very fine story and as I said the reader is truly excellent and maybe if I didn't have Rosalind Russell as my model I would think she sounded just fine.
I listened to this much longer than I would have ordinarily. I liked the story line and hoped I could stand to listen long enough to hear the conclusion. I couldn't. This author wrote this story badly. First it is definitely a romance novel with a little adventure thrown in. Too much erotica and too little actual story. I think the romance could have been told with a lot less high drama. I felt like I was listening to a cheap soap opera. Like I said the idea of the story is fascinating but not enough to keep listening.
Like any good story teller Patrick Rothfuss in the voice of Cvoth captures and holds and makes us want to know "what comes next". This is a marvelous tale and the reading is perfect for the story. I loved it.
This is a story well written and read by a good reader. It is well worth the listen. I will enjoy listening to it again.
This story seems to be pretty interesting but with the southern accent of the reader and the juvinal descriptions of the lead characters hairdo and attire the whole thing just gets too tiresome to continue. I've tried twice because as I said the story is interesting. The long blond ponytail every other page and that awful accent. Just too much.
Everything about this audiobook is so good it almost spoils you for others. The story is captivating and well written. The reader is so good I am afraid others just may never come up to her abilities, although, I have heard some really good readers on these books. I read these books ( this one and the second one) when they first came out but listening to Ms Porter read them gives them a whole new life. I am now listening to the second one (Dragonfly in Amber) and enjoying it just as much.
I liked this. I even purchased an mp3 player and put this on it for my daughter for her birthday and she is enjoying it. We both agree the reader is perfect for the reading. We love it.
I liked this book. The story was a good one and Ms Coulter consistantly writes her stories well. This is one of them. The reader was very good. I would definately recomend this to my friends.
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