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Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Sure, I just didn't care for how the narrator made Phillppa (and several other female characters) sound. Too shrill and childish for my taste for a female protagonist.
Any additional comments?
I found this audiobook an enjoyable listen because it invested sufficient time in a story beyond the romance between the protagonists. I thought the main characters' personalities were commensurate, and they made a complimentary couple. Phillippa was strong and witty, and she used her strengths in a way that would be acceptable for a woman of the times. However, she was slightly imbecilic when it came to her own safety, which felt contradictory to her intellect. I liked the use of secondary characters and backstory for some of the characters, but it was bothersome that there were several loose ends not tied up by the end. Why introduce something interesting that helps propel the story forward and then never come back to it? This book was like going to a fun wedding of people you barely know: The food and drink, music, and atmosphere are all great, but you realize you don't know as much as you'd like about many of the people there.
Story was great but I couldn't stand the narrator's voice. The only reason I didn't give one star for performance was the fact that she did have good inflection. However, she sounded like she had too much saliva between her hard palate & her too large dentures. You could literally hear the spit moving around when she talked & I could imagine her showering the microphone as she read. I actually cringed a few times.