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What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I didnt get to it.
Was Labyrinth worth the listening time?
No - I struggled to give it a chance but it didn't grab me.
Any additional comments?
Pedestrian writing values - "her pale skin and aqualine features" "her dark fringe of eyelashes " etc etc . Groan...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I too found this book to be sorely overrated. As has been previously stated it is following in the fad for novels about 'the holy grail' and the repucussions through the ages. To be far its better than most and if you take it for what it is it can be entertaining. The characters are quite 2D and as a woman myself I can see the point previously made about it being aimed at women. It panders and patronizes and instead of identifing with Alice/Alais I just thought she was a waste of space and very feeble.
And yet whilst the plot is a little exhaustive and overblown in some areas it does offer lots of intrigue and keeps you going. Plus the narrators are the best thing about this book. As people will know from my other reviews I think Emilia Fox is fantastic and teaming up with Anton Lesser here makes it much more exciting and intriguing.
Anyone who wants an intense novel with twists and turns but still typical enough to guess whats going to happen then this is the book for you.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The book is as expected not a great novel, but it is difficult to tell with this abridged version. What was very difficult to deal with was the awful pair of readers. If had not paid for this book I would have stopped listening after the first chapter. I suspect the unabridged version will be an improvement on content and audio character.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this, but came to realise when I bought a copy of the book, it was an abridged version of the story. The story is a fascinating mixture of genres, and, like many books before, has given me a thirst to know more about many of the things mentioned in the story.