I struggled a little with this book as I felt the first third was far too descriptive of eg all the furniture in every different room, what buildings looked like, scenery etc. Her female characters are usually stronger too - a lot of the time Joyous seemed almost childlike, and then describing her constantly with 'small hands, small feet, small shoulders' only added to that impression - as did the part when she discovered a flushing toilet ...
"... ten minutes and twelve gurgling flushes later ..." - and that's not counting the 2 previous flushes she'd already done! Sorry, but no matter how fascinating or how much of a novelty it was, I really can't see a young woman doing that for more than 3 or 4 times max - it would be just too immature and silly - 12 is pushing the envelope too far I'm afraid!
There were parts that I did enjoy and it was never so bad that I didn't overall find it a pleasant enough read - but only under $5.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 14 hours and 49 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 20 February 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B00NVQU4V0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,822 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)