Absolutely adored this book. Erudite, dripping with history, wonderful and funny writing - could not put it down. The whole idea of the book is fasc..Show More »inating - make you look at people and on the street and wonder "Are they........?" Will not spoil it, but her theory could explain why psychiatry does not really work all the time!! The narrator Jennifer Ikeda was excellent....was able to do a variety of accents - a very creditable Australian accent, which so few seem able to manage, French (ancient and modern) and a Glaswegian accent!!!
A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches
I thought the cautiously developed relationship and then to true love was handled extremely well and very realistic for a fantasy novel. Very tough t..Show More »o deal with archetypes that have been done to death and done to silliness like the Twilight series exemplifies. THIS work is just the first chapter in a Triology. Leaves anyone wanting more and explains why it's been doing so well on the top selling books lists in over two dozen languages,
The story was slow in some places, in other places kept me listening. All in all - I found the end of this trilogy to be unremarkable. I really can't ..Show More »listen to this narrator anymore though. She does dialogue just fine, voices and accents well - but She reads everything else like whistfully like she's describing a dream... and when you put that with her describing a torture victom... for like 16 hours... It gets annoying. I've listened to all three books from this story plus one from an unrelated series that she narrates. I couldn't continue with the audiobooks in that series because I just can't listen to that again. BUT - if you can deal with longing, whistful tone of the narration, she really is good with the voices/accents.
The whole series is so amazing I couldnt break in between and i am so sad its finished. The development of truely complex characters is the best ..Show More »I have ever enjoyed. it is all emcompasing with references to many history people, events and im sure plenty of other facts that i may have missed but felt a part of them as the story was told. This was my favorite series of all time and definitely an all rounder for anyone with an appreciation for great writting.