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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times best-selling novel Labyrinth comes another haunting tale of double crosses, murder, and the occult set in both 19th and 21st century France.
©2008 Kate Mosse (P)2008 Penguin

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    2 out of 5 stars

Too many subplots

So many different subplots - I don't think I quite figured it all out. The audiobook format probably contributed to that - you can't exactly reference back to previous pages. I also felt that for a 28-year old American main character, the narrator wasn't the best choice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Before purchasing this book I did note that this audiobook appeared to be less well regarded per its reviews. I did enjoy Mosse's first book of the trilogy 'Labyrinth' enough to continue on, although I found the ending of that book disappointing -- but decided to give Mosse the benefit of the doubt as to the less than stellar reviews. The reviewers in this sense were correct. I found this story to be just average, with sections that were nearly unbearable. And again, the narrator Peters completely is wrong for this story - her range covering the characters just feel well short of the mark. The main characters are in their teens/twenties, and Peters sounds almost grandmotherly - not awful, just not right for the parts. A long audiobook which I slogged through. Not sure I plan to follow through to the final book of the trilogy, Citadel. I plan to see what others have written and do note that a different narrator performs this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amanda
  • albion, CA, USA
  • 11-29-09

predictable

This book was less entertaining than the Labyrinth, but still somewhat fun to read in the beginning. My biggest complaint is all the build up to a mystery ending that never happens - there are not any twists. Also the sex scene is so clumsily written that I wished I could have skipped through it. Don't waste your time.

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What's up with the music?

What did you love best about Sepulchre?

Interesting setting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The story was predictable, and perhaps if reading and not listening I could have followed the liberal sprinkling of French throughout. After awhile it became distracting and I found myself, thinking, was that important or just the author showing off?

Any additional comments?

What was the music about? It seemed far out of place.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful