I can't imagine who could enjoy this book. The only thing worse than the performance was the storyline and the UTTER LACK of historical details. Maybe..Show More » a romance novel enthusiast without much power of discernment would like this book. Oh, and Dave Barry. I was tricked into downloading this book because he reviewed it highly.
Since I want to spend my credits wisely, I always read reviews and listen to the sample before I purchase a title. I did the same thing before selecti..Show More »ng this title but it turned out to be a stinker anyway. The execution doesn't live up to the promise of the premise (not intended as a pun, but there you have it). The heroine is shrill and whiny. That's the way the narrator has portrayed her, but I think his interpretation is faithful since almost everything she says is insipid. I don't care for any of the characters and I am four hours into this thing.
The writing is competent but not inspired. There is a lot of telling without showing, which is the hallmark of workmanlike writing. Certainly, there are times when telling is perfectly appropriate and advances the story. However, this novel relies entirely on telling and tedious conversation, making it read like a bad police procedural.
I have fallen asleep every time I try to listen to this book. To summarize...... s n o r e.................
Phil Gigante did a fine job as usual, but this book was not worth listening to. I put it on double time but had a hard time staying with it. If I'd ..Show More »had the book, I would have flipped to the back to find out what happened.