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I am disappointed to say that this audiobook is just not all it seems. The synopsis both on Audible.com and Amazon.com led me to believe that this book would have a lot more vitality, a lot more character. I was interested in hearing about this "mistress of nothing" - I was expecting a more personal look at the emotions of a serving woman who really is "mistress of nothing" and expected that to be a theme of the book.
I'm about 3 hours in, and it's incredibly slow and boring. I don't feel like we "know" the narrator - we follow her from menial task to menial task, but we don't get too far into her psyche, which is disappointing for me. The pace of the book is slow - lots of repetitive portions and just generally dull. I found myself just not caring about what happens next.
I would not recommend this book. With a length of only 8 hours, I am skeptical that the type of character development I like to see will be achieved in the remainder of the book. I doubt I will finish this audiobook. I'd use my credits elsewhere if I had a do-over.
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Outstanding naration brought the story to life. Cold England to hot Egypt culture. Highly recommended.