Very well written and narrated. There are some genuine surprises and a few parts that were fairly predictable, but overall I kept listening as the suspense was well handled.
Ingenious story lines another excellent book by Iles.
Characters are annoying, story is way tooooooo long bogged down with unnecessary nonsense, story line was promising and went south FAST into ridiculous! I'm listening and thinking...' When is this torture going to be over'.
Way too much description on torturing monkeys and putting down medical experiment dogs when there is no description of the lead character's investigation. One day her sister is dying and accuses the husband ....& BAM ....she shows up at the next victim with all her investigation done. Really?!?!?!
No! I don't have that kind of time to waste again. 17 HOURS ...OMG
Yes. He's awesome. He was the only reason I stuck with this drivel.
The animal toture and experimental lab descriptions of letting the monkeys burn alive on purpose. Horrible and totally unnecessary. A revamp on dialogue. At least 35-40% of useless time consuming droning on.
Next time make at least one character likable. The main character is useless, whiny, and is described as a rising star in the bureau when she sounds like she should have been fired from the get go.
Seemed like a long build up for a mediocre payoff. You'd have to really be in the mood for a slow building story. Dick Hill is amazing as always.
This story was terrific. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to hear the ending. Dick Hill did his usual excellent narration and kept me totally involved with the story.
Wonderful book with a less than wonderful narrator . He made the women and kids sound ridiculous and the men not a lot better. However the book was truly edge of the seat quality. I really like Iles' books. This was my second
I got almost 7 hours into this book. I was really into the story about murder for hire. Then the animal experimentation began.
I'm going to ask for a refund.
Dick Hill was awesome as usual.
I only finished this book because I hate to leave a book unfinished, but it really wasn't good. While I have no problem with implausible fiction - it is, after all, fiction - I do
like things to make sense within the context of the story being told. Suffice it to say this doesn't happen in this book. And the narration was terrible. As noted by others, the narrator's voice frequently drops off at the end of a sentence, making it hard to find an acceptable listening volume. And the terrible voices, especially the Southern accents. Painful to listen to and very distracting.
Never again! Still can't believe I actually endured this book. Narration is terrible - strange pauses and incorrect use of punctuation. But in essence the author is at fault. Such an inplausible story - it just drags on and on and on. Didn't bond with any of the characters. Am still upset that I didn't just give up on this book. Can't relate to any of the 'glowing reviews'. Sorry, but I died a few silent deaths listening to this book.
love to read, love to listen
It was a good story, but I actually think this time I have to give props most for the performance. Dick Hill really makes it all come alive.
Whenever the assassin was in a scene, it was very creepy. He was a really scary man.
He changes voices to suit all the characters and even with a female protagonist, it never sounds corny.