I was not thrilled with the narrator on this one, though I think the understated tone was deliberate and did what it could to counter the occasionally melodramatic purple prose. I did figure out whodunnit but was still surprised by the climax and satisfied by the denouement. All in all, not a favorite, but in the end I genuinely cared what happened to Work and those he loved.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
i enjoyed this book because the characters were so diverse & believable. And it showed that people can deal from past hurts & betrayals, not easily but they can. I think too the big bad bugaboo money was nicely defined. But in the end everyone got their dues.
So hard to finish this book as I did not like the main character at all. He had no redeemable qualities, was a doormat for most of the book. Just wanted to slap the guy. Story was predictable. Lots of holes...
I couldn't put this down. In addition to the many twists and turns, I enjoyed the cadence of the language and lack of contractions. Another reviewer mentioned the similarity to Conroy's Prince of Tides (I wish this site allowed italics or underlining!), which seems right and complimentary. Will definitely look for another title by this amazing author.
this was a good book. But there are elements of it that left a bad taste in my mouth. Pretty gritty and subject matter is fairly Raw. also the narrator had a bad habit of swallowing awkwardly.
Unlike my favorite books that I wanted to go on and on, here I couldn't wait for it to end.
The main character's life revolves around women, his dead mother, his wife, his lover, his law enforcement nemesis but is overshadowed by a ruthless father. I struggled to believe that anyone so powerless could be so, well, powerless and yet go on and on about psychology. "Just do something," I couldn't help but plead. And there is an unbelievable ending. Can the reader actually believe that the weak sister actually gets strong and goes off to live a happy life in Vermont with a damaged woman, who set her own father on fire and frightened staff at a mental hospital?
The performance is not good. It needs editing. The last word in a chapter bumps up too quickly on the following chapter number and worse of all, besides some obvious stumbles in "voices," it is so distracting to hear the narrator swallow.
I liked the ides for this story enough that I listened to it until the end. However, the writing itself was stilted and almost lumbering.
The narrator was terrible and I wondered if I could get a job as a narrator. Overall the book was pretty bad and I would not recommend it.