I wasn't sure where this book was going - was it suppposed to be a mystery or not? I kept thinking that the characters should've slapped the author for constantly drifting off on ever increasing tangents. And the ending? I like a little resolution in my stories. Thumbs down.
I really liked the story, I loved Armstead reading it. Lots of nice twists throughout the entire book. Keep writing, please. I'm looking forward to the next one.
The only thing I'd change is to get rid of the sappy music between chapters. I'd rather have dead time - I think the music takes away from the flow of the story. Please consider leaving off the music next time
Armistead's voice is wonderful as is his use of language. I didn't like the ending he chose but I loved the story, I loved his voice. I want there to be a sequal...
What a wonderful book. Armistead's writting keeps you on the edge. The way he establishes characters and place keeps you in the action. This book is filled with clever quotes and classic one-liners. A must read.
This book started out with quite a bit of promise...It's not a bad listen if you are not offended by graphic discriptions of very gratuitous gay sex.
By the end you wish the protagonist would just quite crying all the time and get a life...
I got a quarter of the way through it and could not finish. One of the few audio books I have deleted without finishing. Gratuitous subject matter and not presented in a particularly interesting or literary way. It does not deserve a star.
I'm a real "finish what I start" person, but I have to concede defeat in this case. Although straight, I'm not a homophobe. I have numberous gay & lesbian friends and clients, but neither they nor I flaunt our preferences with "in-your-face" descriptions of our intimate activities...and we know each other.
The story premise is interersting, maybe even compelling, but the crassness of the narrative really turned me off.
Be prepared! Better yet, find another listen.