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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
It seems more for an adolescent audience.
Has The Third Twin turned you off from other books in this genre?
No. I enjoy this type of fiction, and I still love Ken Follett's writing.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Her delivery attempted to give the characters more substance than what the author gave them. This resulted in over dramatization that only succeeded in making the characters and the story less believable. Ms. LaVoy's voice is, however, pleasant, and she did a pretty good job creating variety in the voices of the different characters.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Third Twin?
I'm afraid that it would be easier to select a scene that should be left in the book.
Any additional comments?
I have read and listened to hours and hours of Ken Follett's writing, and I have enjoyed his story lines as well as his character development. I found myself checking the title page several times throughout listening to this book, though, to try to convince myself that it was, indeed, a Ken Follett work. The premise wasn't bad, it just lacked any real development of the story line. The characters were flat and not very believable, and Mr. Follett's use of sex throughout the book trivialized rather than enhanced both the characters and the story.
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When I read the reviews, I kept thinking "oh, come on, it's Ken Follett!! How bad can he be?!!!" The answer: AWFUL. He must have written this over a weekend. AVOID. The unnecessary violence is not just wrong because it's (a) violent and (b) unnecessary, it is also (c) badly written. The "plot" is absurd. Never mind the ridiculous coincidences that make all these cardboard characters come together....the "genetics" professor will not figure out the explanation of the "mystery" until EIGHT AND A HALF HOURS of "story." The average reader figures it out eight hours earlier. #trash #avoid
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