John Hart is an honest writer. He catches the human condition, good and bad, without overplaying. Each character is well-rounded and very believable. I will definitely look for more from John Hart.
The Last Child was an interesting murder mystery/thriller. Johnny made a sympathetic character, his life story heartbreaking yet his bravery and determination to find out the truth was admirable. My main problem with this book was the narrator. His sometimes stilted, halted reading of this book kept me from enjoying this book as much as I could have otherwise. But as a whole, this was a typical mystery, well written with a surprise ending.
Excellent book, couldn't quit listening. The narration was a little stilted, but it did not take away from the storyline.
I couldn't put this book down. Wonderful writing and the narration was great. I have listened to 2 books a month for at least 10 years and this is one of the best.
Save your credit, unless you like to read / listen to an author ramble on and on about usless information. Near the end of the second book, the reader really bugged me everytime he used the word "the". See what you think.
The narrator almost ruined this most excellent novel. The work had all of the elements of a great mystery unfortunately the narrator did his best to destroy the author's effort. My rating is entirely based on the book not the storyteller.
Even a cursory listening would have revealed the almost purposeful inappropriate pronunciation of the narrative. Audible should at least require some review prior to accepting books for sale.
This is a truly outstanding book. It stole my interest from the very beginning and never once lost it. It's the kind of book that has stories within stories. It is, at the same time, a great mystery with plenty of suspense. My ONLY negagative comment is concerning the narrator. His over-pronunciation of words like A and THE made the reading sound extremely choppy at times.
Great story - Just wish the narration for female characters could be done by a female. It's annoying to hear a deep baritone voice trying to sound like a girl or woman. Highly recommend the story though. Was plausible and interesting from start to finish.