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After a stunning TV series, I was keen to learn more about the life of Lucrezia Borgia. Whether this is embellished fiction interspersed with a bit of truth or the whole bloody truth, the fact is that I couldn't stop listening. Great
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The name Borgia conjures an image that isn't fulfilled by this book. It is historically inaccurate in many ways but if you take it as a piece of fiction it is a pleasant way to pass the time. There a couple of issues with editing but the narration is good.. Karen Savage manages the Italian names and places well.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I stopped halfway through this book as I kept losing interest. It is quite simply boring. The characters are unsympathic, there is no real tension and any excitement of the time or history is lost in the ramblings of Lucretia's emotional waffling between love for her Borgia Family and disgust at their horrible acts.This is not worth the $$ and was very disappointing.
Would you ever listen to anything by M. G. Scarsbrook again?
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The performance was good, not great. Easy to follow.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
None really, sorry to say.
Any additional comments?
Historical fiction can often be redeemed by the place the characters have in the history of their times and all of these characters appear heinous and without merit. No true information about clothing, the architecture or Rome. Nothing about the food, the action is mostly in Lucretia's head and in this read that is a very dull place indeed.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful