I found this book very interesting although a little hard to follow on the first listen so I went through it twice. I found the narrator very interesting with his many voices depicting different characters in this rather playlike written book.
Exciting finish to a rather tame investigation.
One of the slowest reads I've purchased in a long time. Just about puts me off on Alex Delaware. I'm not even sure I would have enjoyed an Abridged version of this story. The entire story line was poor and very unbelievable. The dog was more interesting than the plot. The first 5 hours had me wondering if it was ever going to get to the reason for the book.
I wish there had been these reviews before I had purchased the book -- I would NOT have made the purchase.
This is the first audiobook I really hated. It was a struggle to finish it, and only did because I had paid for it. The story was disconnected. The OCD didn't seem to have much to do with the story. It was difficult to keep the characters straight. The major difficulty was in lack of plot and just confusion as to what the story was about.
Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.
Of all his Delaware novels. This one has shaken and stirred the formula and given us drivel instead of a good martini. I;m sure Kellerman was/is tired of these characters and succumbed to editorial pressure to put something out to generate revenue.
I'll think twice before buying another one of his books. I'll let someone else take the plunge and report before I do it again.
I liked your WSJ editorial on mental illness Jonathan but this is not recommended.
More story in this then strange depraved crimes. So if you are into character development then this gives you a lot of time to get to know the main characters in this story vs. listening to details of crimes or psychological assesments of them and the person commiting them.
I think this is not for fans of forensics or psychoanalytical disection.
It reads slow.
But as always J Kellerman can still tell a story...
Patterson keeps you guessing with this story line. I had to keep listening as there was no good place to stop it. A good who-done-it with mystery, intrigue, and suspense.