Top positive review
Enjoyable but narration needs some work.
4 May 2017
I enjoyed this historical fiction, but admittedly I didn't take to it straight away. I purchased the audible version, which is delivered by a male for the part of Dimitri, and a female for the part of Kitty. The voice of Kitty needed some work, I found it quite unnatural, and the American accent was appalling to put it mildly. The male reader was good, however I found the romantic sections somewhat OTT for my liking but I appreciate times have changed since the WW1 era, and this includes the language we use.
I listened to the story whilst runnng, and found myself looking forward to my run so that I could listen to more of the story. It was interesting, entertaining, and a little predictable at times, but others not. Some parts are quite idealised and cliched, but aside from this minor annoyance I enjoyed this audio book, and learning something about Russia during the reign of Tsar Nikolas.