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I have been a fan of Steven Saylor for years, and have enjoyed the Gordianus books, but Plunkett's reading is so bad, it has ruined the story. His impressions of Antipater are the only highlights, any dialogue by Gordianus pauses like a kid reading in front of the class. I was really disappointed.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
I would edit down some of Antipater's diary. It seemed to bog down the story at times. I also thought the ending was a bit of a let down. And, a minor thing, but I was bothered by one minor character, who Gordianus had met in the first prequel, The Seven Wonders, whose development in this book seemed to me to be wildly incompatible with her character in the first book. I didn't think this was necessary at all.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I love how Saylor provides the rich cultural and historical context as such a natural part of the story. Least interesting was how Saylor sort of overdid some of this context at times in Antipater's diary.
Did Stephen Plunkett do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
He did some of the characters well, but others not so well.
Was Wrath of the Furies worth the listening time?
Definitely, yes. Saylor is a great storyteller.