The characters in this story feel real. I can see them walking and talking. The story unfolds and then the pace begins to pick up, and you want to scream to the characters, " no, don't do that"
the performance was irritating.
less irritating voice. too sharp a tone or something
I would tell friends to read this book if interested in it.
Maybe - was not as good as King of Lies. . .
OMG - yes. Please get Scott Brick. I see more Hart books narrated by Sowers - so I will not listen to them . . . (King of Lies had a much better narrator.)
Story was good - but had too much filler. Could/should have been shortened by about one-third. . .
The Last Child is my first book by John Hart, but it definitely won't be my last. It is a great book that I didn't want to stop listening to. It is about Johnny, a young boy whose sister went missing about a year ago. He will not give up on trying to find her - while dealing with a very troubled home life due to his familys inability to cope with the tragedy. However, it is not all depressing. This book will have you feeling for the characters especially Johnny. It is also a very entertaining and interesting mystery. I've never written a review before, but this book is that good. Highly recommend.
John Hart always writes a good story but unfortunately, it was torture listening to this book. The narration was horrible. 'Thee' instead of 'the' among other things made me praying the story would end.
A decent story but the narrator reads like a 4 year old. Would keep me from buying another title with him as narrator. Like with Scott Brick I miss alot of good books because I can't stand his narration. Wish there was a way to pick the person you wanted to narrate your book. Would probably sell a lot more books.
I have done little else for the last three days but listen to this great story.
I'm australian so dialect is wasted on me though I did assume the narrator was using a 'rural accent'. It takes me a while to get used to any american accent and perhaps this one took longer than others. Certainly I was reminded of someone getting over a speech impediment by enunciating every syllable slowly and clearly. I've never heard the word 'ambulance' pronounced the way it did in this book.
But 5 stars for a very entertaining read
This is what every thriller wants to be. It is in no way predictable and completely surprising at every turn. A dark anxious atmosphere, a hopeless quest, strange characters that seemed so real, a fantastic, unexpected hero that you will adore in spite of how disturbing he is, and once the ground is laid, virtually nonstop action make this one a real winner. The unbelievable plot ...... just feels completely real.
The narration isn't the best to listen to, but it did seem characteristic of the region. I sped up the playback on my ipod so it wasn't a problem for me. If the narrator bothers you, it is worth buying and reading.
I absolutely could not stop after about the mid point of this book, so be prepared to not want to stop once it gets really rolling. I listened while I cleaned my house so it kept me on task. This is a first for me! I think it would be a great travel book.