I am always intrigued with the character development in this series, but this book certainly did not have the edge that she normally has. Eve is getting "soft"...and that's ok, i guess...The ending was also not her usualy twist until the end....still a good listen and entertaining...i found myself laughing out loud at times.
I quit listening after a few hours. The narration of the main characters partner was irritating. I found the characters melodramatic concerning their work and personal lives. The repeated, detailed desciptions of the brutal crime were overdone and her suppositions as to the criminals actions and intent was overly dramatic. I would not recommend this book.
From the formulaic writing to the irritating narration, I agree with the review above. Nevertheless, I'm too Scotch not to go back to my library for the second half. Now I've got to know who did it!
It's best not to waste your money on this one, though.
The worst. Predictable plot line, lousy writing and worse narration. Plowed through it because I'd paid for it, on principle, and by gritting my teeth.
I'm a total fan of suspense thrillers and whodunnit's. I'm glad that I only spent $9.95 on this as a fire sale on Audible. Maybe that's why. I've never listened nor followed such drivel in a long time. I've never read the series, and I'm lost about some past stories that are mentioned. I couldn't believe that I hung in there for 3 hours, listening to over-the-top descriptions of how the girl was killed. All right, already! I'm 3/4 through and the ONLY reason I'm going to stick this out is to find out who did it. This is my first, and last J.D. Robb book and that narrator-- absolutely boring.
Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.
My mistake. I got misguided by the 4.19 rating from other readers. This a police procedural story. Limited twist, limited turns, no u turns....mainly a single track book with very less traffic! I will not read or listen to Robb again.
I usually love Robb's books, but I couldn't get through this one. The narrator was just too annoying. Eve's voice was extremely strident and Roarke sounded like a leprechaun. I simply couldn't stomach it.
Let me first say that I had to give this book at least one star so that my review would post. But if not for that software glitch I would give it ZERO stars, or negative stars. Is that possible? Negative stars? Should be.
I have never stopped listening to an audio book before - but I did this time. The so-called Irish accent of the love interest is unbearably grating on the nerves. I doubt very much that I will read anything by this author again, and certainly I am going to avoid this narrator like Swine Flu.
I can't even tell if the story is any good because the narration is so terrible that I found it impossible to connect to the plot.
I wish I had read the other reviewer's words before I hit the purchase button.
Save your 9.95 - there is a reason this book is on sale. Don't waste your money or your valuable listening time. Life is too short for bad books.
I had a difficult ime with the reader. She was shrill at times and unconvincing when a character change became necessary. I wanted to move to the conclusion of the story...it did catch my interest but her interpretations were such that I quit. Have only done this once before. I've lost more on a Super Bowl bet so the lost of one book while bothersome was not a catastrophe. Maybe you will handle her better than I was able to handle her.
This book is too slow moving and repetitive. I actually fell asleep listening to it and when I woke up didn't have to back it up because I hadn't missed anything. Most of the book is repeated description of the crime and how hard it is for the charaters to deal with over and over again.
The narrator is just down right irritating, Peabody's voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this one. It will be the last J D Robb I buy.