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I like the premise of the stories, but the never-ending stuff about the ambiguous relationship between Charlie and Lincoln just got tedious and greatly detracted from the interesting stuff.
The narration didn't really help.
Having listened to the box set of the first three stories I have no desire to listen to any more.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The performance was good but the story was very weak. The occasional original idea but the same scenario is repeated again and again.
The Perils of Pauline meets Charles Dickens.
Disappointing because the heroine and a couple of the other characters could have developed into interesting people.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this boxed set because it is a great launch into the rest of Charlie and Lincoln’s story at a great price for three whole books.
What other book might you compare The Ministry of Curiosities Boxed Set to and why?
This is a period supernatural fantasy set during a favorite period of English history and it combines suspense, romance and mystery with engaging characters as do the books of Laurie R. King, Elizabeth Peters and Deanna Rayburn among others.
What three words best describe Shiromi Arserio’s voice?
Ms. Arserio has a very pleasant voice, easy to listen to, and her English accents are believable. However I don’t feel she is as skilled at other nationalities and her range isn’t broad enough for the range of men’s voices as I would like.
Any additional comments?
Perhaps if I were younger or if I hadn’t listened to all three books one after the other, I wouldn’t have grown impatient with Charlie and Lincoln’s drama. I had to remind myself repeatedly that Charlie is very young and both characters have been emotionally handicapped by their unconventional childhoods. It also helped to remember that all three books occur over the course of only a few months. I was sympathetic but I got tired of Charlie describing herself as “pathetic” and of Lincoln’s confused stubbornness. Still, I’m hooked and want to see these two continue to grow in their selves and their relationship.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Good story, interesting characters. Performance was good, the narrator does a good job with the voices and accents.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful