Leo Vincey is haunted by a goddess. In a nighttime vision, she appears to him, revealing her location deep in the mountains of Central Asia. Determined to discover his lost love, he searches for 16 years, finally discovering a lost civilization, ruled by an ambitious queen of unearthly beauty. Could this be his Ayesha reborn? And if so, will the secret of immortality bind them together for eternity?
Public Domain (P)2010 B. J. Harrison
I enjoyed the story, but the narration was a bit over-enunciated and sounded somewhat precious, which became irritating over the course of the book---certainly not the worst I've ever heard,by any means, but still...
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
The writing style of the Victorian years vs. today makes it tough to keep interested in. I think if the same story was updated by an exciting type author that would be great.
He did a good job with the material he had to work with
Because of the English Victorian writing it seems like the reader is a bit ahead of the start waiting for it to catch up. The writing takes so long to get to the point.
It iS exciting to realize that this author and authors like him built the English empire and gave boys the inspiration to go to foreign lands of the empire.
"Great story spoiled by dreadful narration"
The American narration.I expect English classics to be narrated by an English narrator.His pronunciation of Ayesha as" Easher" is unforgivable.Why did no-one correct him?l Other mispronounciations,such as "buyer" for "bier" grated on the ear. I almost gave up listening.
I compare it to "She".I purchased "Ayesha" because I enjoyed the first book.
Any English narrator with the sense to pronounce the name of the main character and other words in the story correctly.
None of them.Do not use this narrator for classic English literature.
Be more selective in you choice of narrator for the appropriate "voice of the book".
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