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Thoroughly enjoyed The Thorne Maze and the use of both land and water mazes in conjunction with herbs and flowers to weave the intricate exciting story. Karen Harper's,use of actual people from the Tudor period add to the richness of the story line.
I love this series. And while one might argue that Queen Elizabeth is unlikely to have said things like "You know the layout," and that characters living at that time would certainly have known that music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, not beast... one might also just relax and enjoy the story, what?
And I love Katherine Kellgren. As an avid Audiobooks listener, I will sometimes choose books by narrator, and although I am undecided about her tendency to yell out the action scenes, she's definitely on my "I will listen to ANYTHING read by..." list.
The UNACCEPTABLY SLOPPY audio editor, whoever he or she might be, I do not love so much. I'm sure it's a difficult and complicated job, and certainly I couldn't do it, but this is beyond a few extra seconds here or a cut off syllable there. There are whole chunks of narration cut into the middle of completely different scenes, sometimes more than once. Distracting, to say the very least. I might go with infuriating.
The worst part is that Audible only asks for Overall, Performance, and Story reviews, so this problem is likely to affect the rating for narration, which is a shame as the reader is not to blame. If there were a Production rating, I'd take the points from there, but as everything else about the audiobook was very well done and I'm reluctant to punish the author and performer because someone in post-production wasn't doing his or her job.
If you're listening to the whole series, definitely continue with this one, but be ready for some turbulence.