I listened to this book forever since it ran for 20 DISCS. When I spend that much time I want resolution, action, and good characterization. What I received was poor characterization, poor dialogue, lots of wine pouring, too much bedtime without any sex,and really really poor editing. I am really getting tired of authors who cannot wrap up a book in one book. At the ending of the book the reader is left hanging with probably a year to wait for the next long, long, book. There are interesting parts to the book but do not waste your precious book reading time with this novel.