I was listening to The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory but it was due yesterday and I still had 4 discs to go, so I popped in the last disc while I hit the yard sales and listened to the end. It had really started to bog down, so I didn't feel like I missed anything. I went on Wiki to read a little of the history and will not be tempted to read other of her many books about ancient monarchy. Those people were crazy! Any Philippa Gregory fans here? I don't mind her writing style - I love learning history through fiction - but the monarchs and political power struggles are too anxiety-making for my reading (listening) pleasure.
I returned it and got Michael Crichton's Micro. Pretty fascinating so far. I remember reading The Andromeda Strain years and years ago and really enjoying it, so I hope he's not one of these prolific authors who just goes through the paces as the years go on.