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A lull in an otherwise great series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-19

Delving too deep into side stories? Adding too many characters to a cast that's already borderline impossible to follow? Feels like he was dragging his heels with the storyline in this book. Bring on the meat

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Good into to Spanish

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-19

it loses one star for patronising/prompting the listener a little too much (for my taste). That said, the content is enough to get you asking basic questions (I listened to this while in Spain). Another negative is that you can ask for directions but not understand the response. It should really include left/right/etc

Slow, protracted, tough to keep concentration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-19

While it has moments that keep you interested, on the whole it's a struggle to get through. The bit in Italy seems a waste of time and then in France I perpetually lost track of who was who and what their back stories were. I think due to the fact that genuine nuggets of plot were lost in endless, seemingly irrelevant dialogue. Perhaps it's also partly due to the narration which stumbles and progresses in monotone (to be fair, I'd struggle to read for 50hrs, too). I finished the book but more as a challenge than out of interest and felt a little empty once done. Not the empty you get from leaving a beautiful imaginary universe; the empty you get from realising you could have better spent your time.