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Book Review: The Lost Diary of Don Juan

The Lost Diary of Don Juan (UNABRIDGED ON 10 CDs)The Lost Diary of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, and found myself chuckling out loud as I listened to it. The narrator had a great Hispanic accent that lent authentic flavor to the story. The story had some great fight scenes and generally good pacing throughout.

CAUTION: this book is quite graphic. For the character of Don Juan, you might expect some pretty racy romance scenes, and you would be right. But what surprised me were the graphic torture scenes, as the story takes place during the Spanish Inquisition. Those scenes were pretty gruesome, and unfortunately with an audio book, it's hard to fast forward through them without missing other parts of the story. With a printed book, at least you could scan forward to skip any parts that aren't to your liking. (Yes, the parts were that bad, hence my rating of 4 stars, instead of the full 5.)

But overall, I enjoyed the book, and may pick it back up again to re-read in the future.

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