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.
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.
I liked this book but struggled with the story. I kept backing it up to make sure I hadn't missed something as I seemed lost at times in the story line. I love her books and will absolutely listen again to this one and other Tami Hoag books.
Not really. But I was taken by surprise several times in the story with unexpected twists.
Yes, Although I kept backing up to find my place in the story I wanted to finish the story as soon as possible.
The twists in the plot
Sam Kovac - just seemed like a guy who had a lot to give if he could just meet the right person and was willing to go the distance to do the right thing.
Not sure. He did have a pleasant voice and did well with the different characterization.
I had a range of emotions but didn't laugh or cry.
Thi book has made me want to explore more of Tami Hoag's books.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
This book was better than a 3, but not as good as a 4. I finished it with no problem. It was interesting with some plot twists...that's a good thing. I think what pushed it towards the 3 was the sheer number of villains and the volume of "bad acts." It just got to be a bit much.