Narration was not easily discernible between women speaking in dialog. Much more could have been done with pace, accenting and overall performance. Characterization of Will actually made me not like the whining child we were supposed to feel sympathy for but couldn't.
Story was slow and unrealistic making the reader wish they could just get to the end to see what happens. Not a fan of this style of developing a story.
This book was a sluggish experience. Predictable and agonizing. I finished it, but this is by far my least favorite DD Warren book. All the characters need to come back with fresh attitudes.
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
I liked the protagonist and as a mother my sympathies were at play. I longed for this woman to get a happy answer. I longed for a book which was tied up with a big, sappy, beautiful bow. But as a reader that is rarely challenging or intriguing. Also, I only love mysteries when they offer shock, twisted plots or characters, antagonists to hate, a likable supporting cast and flawed, real protagonists. This book offered little of any of those elements. So 2 stars is all I can give this one.
Mary Stuart Mastersin, however, was superb. I loved her mommy voice for her interactions with Will. I heard my own voice in hers.
Interesting story idea. Narration was very good and kept you involved. I don't want to be a spoiler, so I'll just say the ultimate resolution was so contrived that it made the basic storyline itself unbelievable. Also, some major characters were merely cliches -- the workplace rival who undercuts and betrays the heroine, the boss love interest. However, the book presents an interesting moral question, and is well-suited for a lazy summer read.
Loved the story! I had to keep reading - a roller coaster ride for sure. It is a good thing I was listening - I would not have been able to read through the tears.
I am very picky with audio books, as they are harder for me to get interested in than reading a book. This story grabbed me with the first sentence, and kept my attention through the whole story.
Too much little details in the first 6 hrs, I kept losing interest had to re-start the book several times. The last 6 hrs were very good, I even cried..
Mary Stuart Masterson did an excellent job of narrating. It was seamless and made the story truly come alive.
Ellen Gleeson was tenacious. She wouldn't give up until she learned the truth no matter how many obstacles she had to overcome.
She's superb with the voices. She makes it easy to visualize the characters as she narrates.
Yes, when little Will, injured and frightened was pulled away from the only mother he ever knew.