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Deary me, this was such a poorly written book. The construction was of the quality of a child writing an essay. 'They went for a meal. The meal was DELICIOUS', It wasn't worth wasting my time to find out what the twist was.
The main characters were irritating and not really likeable, their responses to bad behaviour left me thinking 'for goodness sake, don't tolerate that', and this was in such silly situations. I really lost patience.
The narrator was a pain to listen to with his laboured reading.
N.B. Mental note : steer clear of Danielle Steel
Although I am somewhat of a fan of Danielle Steele when I need a break from my preferred legal thrillers, I didn't need this much of a break. The unabridged version of this book was way too long. The first few hours was spent developing the characters. However it could have been done in 30 min. I would have loved to see more evidence of the relationship between William and Peter with more twisted drama. More of those "I didn't see that coming" devious behavior. There was just no concrete to cause the problems over blaming each other for problems as most children are guilty of this. I waned deeper serious problems popping up. One brother the saint and one the devil. Just opposite of how the book starts. No romance, affairs .... To clean for this author.
I'll think twice before I listen to any of her "romance" novels. If this was a try at something more tautly, nah. I'll pass.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
definitely the narrator. Maybe he couldn't relate to the book well. It was a slow and studied read, as if to a young person - a child! Well, perhaps the story was a bit like a fairytale; single dimensional and predictable. While I thought the storyline OK, the telling was of it by Danielle Steele was poor. Phrases used over and over again become annoying and the writing was as basic as you can get.
Any additional comments?
If you like your stories basic because too many sub plots confuse you, then this tale is for you, enjoy!! I won't be buying anymore DS.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful