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The description of the book, supported with where I found it in the search engine of Audible, led me to believe this was a book about the time of Richard I. Some mention of its modern setting would have steered me away. Given that, I gave it a try but couldn't get past the 1st person "I am walking up the Banbury Road to the FedEx depot in Summertown" ...
Ryan Williams wrote a encapsulating review at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17978235-lion-heart ... his "There's a simple test regarding how likely you are to enjoy the fiction of Justin Cartwright. It goes like this." hits the mark.
Check out Lucy Daniel's review in the Telegraph ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/fictionreviews/hardbackfictionreviews/10339453/Lion-Heart-by-Justin-Cartwright-review.html ... from the above you will be able to gauge if it is one to give a go, or one to let pass.
I found the narrator just didn't help. The little gasps of breath, the short, bland delivery ...
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Making the history and its links with the current time plots easier to understand.
What was most disappointing about Justin Cartwright’s story?
I was bored by the history and the plots didn't grip me.
What does Robin Bowerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I'm not sure, though he read it well.
What character would you cut from Lion Heart?
Maybe Emily, not totally sure.
Any additional comments?
I found this one long ramble and the only bits that gripped me was the subplot that had 2 lovers who didn't know each other being related to each other in blood which in the end cost one her life. I didn't want to know all the sexual details either. In short, this book wasn't enjoyable for me.