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Inconsistent characters

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

Reviewed: 10-02-20

I have enjoyed the first three books in this series but have rapidly tried of the inconsistent characters Theodosia and Benedict. They are presented as resourceful and practical but then make many errors which seem to happen to advance the plot/story. For example, Benedict organises an extraordinary defence of a castle when the defenders are panicking then seeks to rush off aimlessly and with no plan to rescue his wife. They are both really good people who behave honestly and properly yet we must suffer their frequent "wittering" about how things are all their fault and questioning those sound decisions. I cannot bear Theodosia any longer even though she could be a truly amazing woman.

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 16-11-19

I was attracted to the book by the inclusion of L J Ross as one of the authors, indeed an author my family and I enjoy greatly. The added attraction of supporting charity made it an easy buy.

It was, however, a sad disappointment with bitty stories, many without plots or endings and few ‘real stories’. There were perhaps half a dozen which were worth the effort of listening to, including L J Ross I am pleased to say.

Well done to all the authors for their charitable work but other than for this reason poor value for money.

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The Tudor Mystery Trials Box Set: The Tudor Heresy, A Queen's Spy and A Queen's Traitor - Medieval Historical Fiction cover art
  • The Tudor Mystery Trials Box Set: The Tudor Heresy, A Queen's Spy and A Queen's Traitor - Medieval Historical Fiction
  • By: Sam Burnell
  • Narrated by: Alex Lancer

The first audio book I have given up on

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I am at a complete loss to understand why it was decided that the narration should be by someone who is not able to pronounce key words (eg minute, in the context of 'minute detail' is pronounced as if it were a period of time (60 seconds) and Hazeldene is pronounced with the 'a' as in 'rat'). These disturb one's listening. The narration is in a monotone voice; has little expressiveness and includes pauses mid sentence and sentences being run together when a pause is essential.

My mother and I listen to many historical novels and love them. She gave up too. We gave it 5 or 6 hours. Perhaps, if the story had been stronger I would have continued.

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