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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Only when I have nothing else to listen too.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Hopefully some proper historical fiction - Ancient or medieval.
Would you be willing to try another one of William Rycroft’s performances?
Not for a while
Did The Walls of Byzantium inspire you to do anything?
Look for a new book
Any additional comments?
Not the best narration, as the narrator reads in a staccato voice.
If you could sum up The Walls of Byzantium in three words, what would they be?
Believable, fast paced
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Walls of Byzantium?
The village labyrinth. I can really picture it :)
What about William Rycroft’s performance did you like?
Well paced, good narration
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
History in the making
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Would you try another book written by James Heneage or narrated by William Rycroft?
No. I can't believe I wasted so many hours of my life on this book.
What was most disappointing about James Heneage’s story?
I understand that the main characters needed to be in certain places at certain times to fulfil the historical part of the genre but I began to despise tha characters for being so one dimensional and prone to mishap.
If Suleiman truly spent so much time romancing a ninny then how did he have the time to do anything? It was a bit too Mills & Boon for me, light on fact or detail. It was not believable, coherent or consistent.
Seeing that there is a sequel I wonder if this book is just the set up, which would explain the disjointed narrative and loose ends. I just cannot be bothered to listen to anymore.
What didn’t you like about William Rycroft’s performance?
Performance was okay.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Boredom and self disgust because I actually persevered to the end.
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