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Elisabeth Storrs intriguing tale of womanhood in 406 BC illuminates a glory of opposites. Love vs hate, virtue vs vic.
I must not have listened to the sample before buying. This narrator just doesn't work for me. I felt tortured. I had high hopes. I like historical fiction but this one is just too full of "purple prose". Way more detailed that necessary. Also torture. I tried. Got about half way. I'm giving up.
ITa not often you get a good piece of fiction, written well, with an excellent grasp on the English language AND situated in such a unique era and location, but Elisabeth Storrs has done just that. Congratulations.
This is where my praise ends. The choice of narrator was a poor one. Christina Traister appeared to be trying far too hard in attempting to put on an upper class accent, conveying conceit as only the nobility of ancient Rome might show. In this attempt she stopped and started her sentences in a very disjointed fashion. Usually the most flagrant flaws were associated with sentences that held slightly more complex words. Eventually it dawned upon me that she was not familiar with the words as she frequently mispronounced them, or took a breath just before them as if to ready herself for the task, or allowed her voice to drop just after saying them (as if in relief) despite still being mid-sentence.
Needless to say her narration ruined the flow of the story. I may well read the sequels, but I'm unlikely to purchase any more audio books narrated by Ms.Traister.