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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Less emphasis on women's rights or at least giving them female characters a little feeling. Instead, they are mad at every man they meet - before the guy even opens his mouth.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The beginning where the hero takes the place of his dead friend when he returns to England from the Battle of Waterloo was the most interesting. The least interesting to me was the mystery of the feud going on between the two families.
Did Cat Gould do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Yes, but could have been a bit better. Bet she was as board as I was reading some of the drivel that came out of the female voices.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dangerous Illusions?
I would have gotten rid of the silly mystery all together and toned down the heroine's ferocity.
Any additional comments?
After all this, I'm tempted to listen to Book 2 of this series as chapter 1 was tacked onto the end of this book and sounded interesting. Hopefully, the author was just trying to find her way with book 1 and book 2 will be better. Though Cat Gould's narration is different, I enjoy her portrayals if the book is half-way good.
Great first book to this series. My only complaint is that it ended to abruptly without tying up the loose ends to the stories. The narrator could have been better, she made all the men sound like villains.