I have only given up on 3 books over the last four years. This was one. It wasn't the writing, which was dreadful. Or the story, which was trite. It was the product placements. By the 50% point of the book I had counted over 40 product "mentions". Audible should have a category of "Shamelessly commercial" so that we can avoid this @#@#%$##.
I enjoyed this audiobook and have only one minor complaint. It concerns the Japanese characters, which I feel are unnatural. For whatever reason they have been based on Chinese characters in movies such as JOY LUCK CLUB. In the real world, Japanese are not like Chinese! I have lived in Japan for almost 30 years and have not yet met Keiko's mother.
I found many simple facts about how hospital's work so incorrect it was hard to listen to the book. Little details that were incorrect that could have been prevented if there was even the slightest bit of research.
I was disappointed in the end as well. The story just seemed to stop...
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Good story, good listen. Similar to the previous books so you know what to expect.
engaging story. anyone with a medical background will wonder how they managed to get so many medical facts so wrong though. It is called a VENTILATIOR people not a respirator! As an ICU nurse I am appalled by the perception of what we do and how the medication administration works. REALLY has any 5 year old in a hospital not had his parents stay?? The whole blood thinner aspect, strokes and tPA was wrong wrong wrong. All the inaccuracies are ruining this series of books for me!
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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 3.50 (Not part of the overall Rating)
First Thought When Finished: Seriously, this series has a bad case of the "to many cases" ADD!
First Date: I love the gals of the Women Murders Club so it was great to see them again. I like that they are drawing the lawyer closer and really embracing their roles. I love their dinners!
Second Date: How many cases do you need in a book? This has got to be one of the most annoying things about this series. There is just too much going on and something always has to give.
Third Date: Another quick wrap up *Sigh* I am hoping the next book just focuses on one case instead of two. I don't think it will but a girl can hope.
Narrated By Carolyn McCormack/Running Time 8 hrs and 5 mins
Carolyn did a fine job but the music additions kill me every time. This is the last one I have on audio so I will probably be switching to print after this one.
Final Thoughts: I love the characters but the series is not wowing me like it did in the beginning.