The unabridged version is the most drawn-out, super fluffed read I've ever downloaded. It takes Kellerman what seems like hours to get to a point, and then it's trivia. Don't waste your credit.
I was disappointed with this book. I automatically get all the Alex Delaware books because they have twists and turns and are mentally stimulating, but this one tanked. They figure out who the bad guy is halfway through, then they have to repetitively go over his psyche and rehash it and "look" for him when they don't seem to be doing anything very hard. You think that there might be a twist, but there isn't. And then it is over, without Alex or Milo really doing anything. I recently tried to listen to one of Kellerman's son's books, and I felt like it had the same slow plot where you're just waiting to get to the conclusion. I didn't even finish that one.
Have always been a big fan of Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware but I feel his latest stories are drifting away from the main characters and moving towards weaving complicated story lines. Although I love his attention to detail and enjoyed following the trail of the plot, I could not connect with the new characters or really believe the story itself. I would like Kellerman to explore the develoment of Robyn and Alex's renewed realtionship. Where are they heading? I need to know more about the main characters to stay hooked. However, ever hopeful, I always look forward to the next book from Kellerman.
In a world of instant gratification the graphic prose of Mr. Kellerman could be misconstrued as slow or long winded. But in the world of anticipated pleasure savoring each description and placing value on the visualizations is a welcome diversion. Why would you want to listen a shortened version and miss the observations of doctor Delaware as he describes each character? That is the delight of reading or in this case listening. So if you like fast food or eat so fast that you do not savor the food don't listen, but don't complain because you did not enjoy the meal.
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 really wanted to like this book. I was happy to have Alex working with a previous patient as I like the premise that he works with children. Unfortunately though this book was dull. It starts slow and stays slow. Even Rubinstein cannot save it despite his excellent narration.
Good word for how I feel about Johnathan Kellerman. I love his work and have either read or heard all his work.
The narrator is the best, giving life to all the characters.
This one starts out a tad slow but quickly buids steam to an exciting climax. I hartily reccommend this to any mystery fan.
I've gotten pretty into audiobooks lately, but this one I would have rather read. The guy reading it kept yanking me out because he just didn't sound right. And when he kept changing voices they weren't distinct enough and kept confusing me as to who was supposed to be talking. This makes it difficult to rate the book itself.
This is not one of Kellerman's best, but certainly not his worst either. My main problem is with John Rubinstein. I absolutely love the way he voices Alex Delaware and especially Milo Sturgis. However, I have a real problem with the way he voices ALL women characters.
They all sound like breathy, helpless females, even when what they're saying should sound forceful. Why couldn't he voice women the way women really talk, which is not all that different from the way men talk?