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I was underwhelmed by the wooden characters and nonsensical plot. Even worse, there was just something ugly and empty about it. I can't stand books that place women in positions of torture like this for purposes of supposed literary entertainment. My stomach was upset by the whole experience. Narrator Peter Berkrot gives a decent effort, though he tends toward melodrama.
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The background of the Obeah magic was really well researched and authentic. I found the writing to lack depth. I never had the feeling that the book was other than an adapted screenplay, except for the backstories, which were interesting. Hard to maintain interest in the main character. That gets better in the last third. Peter Berkrot's performance is fine, he's a master narrator and he did his best with this book. I just didn't like the writing, I found it dull and inert. The setting and background of the story however, are superb, so it isn't a complete waste of time.
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