Awesome narrator. The book was a litte slow( thus the 4 star rating), but beyond that,it was a very good book, Very descriptive, easy to lisren to and follow.
I never thought I would become a fan of a big western sheriff and an even bigger Indian but I am hooked on them. The narrator is great and perfect for this series. I hope we get another one soon.
It has good moments but frequently your mind wanders while the narrator talks on. I frequently lost the thread of the narrative and had to rewind.
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With the caveat that the narrator of this book was very good, I have to deviate from the other reviewers. My husband and I both agree that this was the most annoying audiobook we've ever listened to. We breathed a sigh of relief when it was done. The author had a horrid case of verbal diarrhea. We were drowned in overdone descriptive detail. I usually like well written detail like that in Gabaldon's "Outlander" or Auel's Earth's Children Series. The detail in "Cold Dish" was not well written. This verbosity did little or nothing to enhance a story full of jarring discontinuity. Many plot lines were started and then dropped abruptly, never to be picked up again. It was often boring and difficult to follow.I fell asleep frequently while listening to the story and often thought about abandoning it unfinished. I would have rated it lower than 1 star if it had been possible.
Always loved Tony Hillerman's books so thought this would of similar order...and in most respects, it is; colorful characters, wonderful storyline and one of the very best narrators around - George Guidall. Unfortunately, the liberal smattering of vulgar words especially from the female characters has caused me to decide against listening to any more of "Reverend" Johnson's work. I had hoped that a clergyman's writings would not have relied as heavily on cursing and foul language. No more for me!
No. A few of the passages were funny enough to make me laugh out loud but it was a slow moving story. Adding in all of the extremely long poetic dream sequences slowed down the book alot further.
Yes. Old man narrator voice. As warm and cozy as hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.
I do not recommend driving long distances at night lest you fall asleep. Which I nearly did myself.
Sure. I'd watch it too. Would like to see Josh Brolin be the Sherrif. Someone about 50 years old.
I did enjoy the book. I do prefer faster moving stories. All the prolonged dream sequence indian ghost talk was boring and stereotypical. It really dragged out an already slow moving story.
The characters were portrayed as if they were written to be in a play or sit-com. Not very deep and a little over animated. The character depth could be defined by a single sentence description. ie: The nosey know it all shop keeper. The strict secretary. The rough around the edges deputy etc.
My rating of 3 accross the board is generous. I bought the sequel without listening to the first book. I'll be sending the second book back. I speed listened through the second book and it was definately a rushed write. Did not finish the second book.
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
I tried, I really tried to listen to this story but it was so boring I gave up. I made it through about a third of it but so little had happened by then I stoped putting myself through it. The reader isn't bad but it everything is drawn out in such a painfully slow way its just not worth waiting for.
Wonderful combination of a great story, warm, complex and well-developed characters and real suspense. If the rest of the series measures up to this initial book, I have many hours of enjoyable commuting to go!
I figured it out who the killer was ½-way through (but not why). That aside, the characters were really interesting and fun to observe. The mystery was just a vehicle.