Clever plot, decent characters and character development, but oh my word - where did this reader come from? He made it difficult to listen to for more than a few minutes at a time. Constantly 'acting' parts, accenting and inflecting the narrative as if reading a nursery tale to a child. I would have rated this book four stars but for him.
Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust are two of my favorite books by Ms. Hoag and I was excited to see that another book featuring Dets. Liska and Kovac was available. I had read this book when it first came out and bought the audio book several weeks ago after listening to the first two books in the series again.
Kovac and Liska are both seasoned detectives who's sense of honor and justice weigh heavily on them both. They stand for the victim, not the prosecutor or the victim's family, but the victim. Pursuing every lead and going down every rabbit hole until they ferret out the truth whether anyone wants to hear it or not, Liska and Kovac don't give up until they get the truth.
Well written and great pace of suspense. I'll be reading the entire series and checking out more of Tami Hoag's books. Well done.
I've read everything Tami Hoag has published, and I love her books. Right now, I'm thoroughly enjoying audiobooks, particularly when narrated by David Colacci.
Kovak. What's not to like?
I love David Colacci's narrations. He puts voice to the way I heard the characters in my head when I read the book.
Tell us about yourself!
I was well into this listen when I suddenly realized that I "know" Kovac and Liska. This book has gruff Kovac in the thick of things and, in spite of his prior opinions, gets personally involved with one of the victims. Liska tries to keep him grounded and investigates other leads. There are several gruesome murders and even more possible perps. Sorting out who is guilty of what while trying to protect the victims keeps the story moving. I will definitely look for more Kovac and Liska books.
Holter Graham is one of the better narrators; something I take into consideration before buying an audiobook.
I had been skimming around this one for awhile, I am a Tami Hoag fan but I also know she can be hit or miss and so i wasn't sure about it. I liked it but would not want to listen to it again. Wasn't a favorite. The title words ' Prior Bad Acts' I thought were said way to many times by the characters. I'd have to listen to it again to count how many times exactly and I don't want to do that. But you'll see what I mean if you listen too. Decently devolped until somewhere in the middle when what you liked about the book, the hard no nonsense idea of the players became sort of like melting ice cream and the end up loosing what you had grown to like them for. Another middle of the road listen for me. Holter Graham doesn't do a bad job. There are way worse narrators that have come thru my ear buds. This ones a shoulder shrug.
Candyman - a great bad guy
An amazing narrator
Absolutely, unfortunately had to go to work,
Tami Hoag is a great author, her books are a "keep you guessing until the end", can't wait for her next book.
I have listened to a number of stories narrated by Holter Graham and have enjoyed them immensely.He is quite talented and brings the characters to life...usually. I found his style in this book a little off-putting. He reads as if he is out of breath and and adds a lot of weird pauses that I found distracting. Hopefully it was just an off day for an otherwise solid performer. Still, it is a good story and probably worth a listen.