Lehua of Pacifica
I almost abandoned this one, finding the protagonist juvenile, vapid and brassy, but it eventually began to grow on me. There's some genuine wit beneath the nonsense, and the character is wide-open honest about her own faults. On the silly side, but it manages to be worth the purchase.
AUDIO: Zackman has her flaws, but she understands her role and renders it well.
I hesitated downloading this book since I wasn't thrilled with the one before this... but highly recommend giving this a listen. I do like the narrator and found I laughed out loud several times on my way to work. Will listen to again and again. I like how the characters have evolved in this series. Love the dynamics between Sophie and Anatoly.
This is the second in the series that I've read, and while I liked the other book better this one definitely kept my interest. Aside from the "furries", which I only knew about because they did a CSI episode about them, which was a bit... well weird, it did add an element of humor later in the story between Spohie and Anatoly.
The story moved at a fairly good pace, and although several times in the middle I caught myself saying "Sophie is such an idiot" because really she was over looking things that were quite obvious for someone who is so smart she does some truly stupid things. But her interaction with the other characters make up for her short commings and the story held it's own for most of the book. I really wasn't sure who did it until seconds before it was revealed.
I LOVE the narrator, she does an excellent job with all the voices, and seems to capture the essence of Spohie quite nicely.
I will surely be getting the next in the series!
I listened to this book based on the good reviews and the catchy title. I was unpleasantly disappointed. The first chapter or two were written well enough, but as the book progresses, it sounds like the author slipped into her high school persona. The dialog and plot got progressively amateurish. Perhaps it was because I heard this book on the heels of a James Lee Burke novel (if you want to hear a very well written book, listen to any of his Dave Robicheaux books) and the comparison was just too vivid. The narrator did a credible job, but she didn't have much to work with. Needless to say, this is my one and only Sophie Katz novel.
This is the first Sophie Katz book I've listened to and I wouldn't get another one. I kept waiting for it to get better, but it never happened. The character development was very poor, although maybe that was because this isn't the first in the series. The plot was slow moving and unbelievable. The heroine was really quite stupid for someone trying to investigate a murder. Maybe part of it was the narrator - even the characters sounded bored.
Usually, Kyra Davis's books are a light, funny and entertaining read. Unfortunately, this book is nothing more than a trite political rant. It diminished the story content to a small minded political agenda. What a shame.
This author's liberal political agenda is mentioned in almost every paragraph of the book. It's impossible to concentrate on the underlying story when the author interjects negative political comments throughout.
After listening to the previous books and getting to know the characters I was impressed of how funny this book was, not that the other books weren't but this one actually had me laughing out loud. Enjoyed the time I spent following Sophie in this adventure.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Clever, engaging, and fun
the story line was unique and fun.
I love Dena Character, she gives you a different perspective on life. When they go through the house stuff.
yup as I purchase all of the books in this series. Reader Gabra Zackman was the reason I purchased this entire series.
Author's Sin series is HOT. This series is about humor, not a core romance, so very little hot scenes, but the hint of a romance.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Very similar to earlier books. Well paced, good dialogue. Lots of jabs at politicians of both sides.