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Would you consider the audio edition of A Burnable Book to be better than the print version?
Yes! Simon Vance is mesmerizing.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Burnable Book?
They are numerous. I have a great many audio books in my library, but this is the first one that I'm planning to listen to a second time.
Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Same excellent characterization as Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell series, but tighter, darker plotting.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No; I'm trying to stretch it out so it does not end.
Any additional comments?
Go to the Amazon site for this book, and click "Look Inside." There you'll find a map and list of characters that will be most helpful.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from Bruce Holsinger and/or Simon Vance?
Definitely Simon Vance again. He is one of my favorite narrators. As for Bruce Holsinger, no. I wanted to like this book - it is just my type -historical murder mystery set in Medieval London, but I just couldn't get into it. I kept expecting it to get more interesting, but it remained boring. For me none of the characters stood out as real people, and I didn't care what happened to them. I tried several times to get through, to see if I just hadn't been in the right mood, but I ended up abandoning it yet again.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Currently I am listening to Andrew Solomon's 'Far From The Tree', and, given that it is 33 hours long, I have no idea what I will want to listen to next.
What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I pretty much would listen to Simon Vance read a Cheerios box.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The descriptions of life in Medieval London were good.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful