More excitement in the story and less psycho-speak. I've listened to many Kellerman books and this was, by far, the dullest. The narration is always good.
Great voices and inflection.
This time Alex and Milo have a real puzzle to unravel! Kellerman has outdone himself. This plot requires close listening, but it is highly entertaining. I did not foresee the ending.
John Rubenstein not only is easy on the ears, I enjoyed the voices he uses to differentiate characters. His female voices I thought very amusing to hear. (He can do spoiled Beverly Hills bimbos with realistic intonation.)
My favorite characters in a new drama
Middle of my seat
Rubenstein gets better and better
No - I can't walk for 13 hours straight (I listen while I walk my dogs)
Look forward to the next one!
Worth the read
As usually he was a pleasure to listen to
I've enjoyed all the Alex Delaware stories I've read/listened to so far. I just discovered his character about a year ago. This one did seem to drag in places so it wasn't one of my favorites but still enjoyable.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
Didn't think this book was particularly good or particularly bad. I thought the characters were interesting and the story was passable. Not the kind of novel that would wear down you iPod battery. Yet the listening experience wasn't unpleasant. By now most who are reading this review will probably have figured out that I thought this book was average, as was the narration. This is the first Delaware story I've listened to and got the impression that Milo was the star of the series. Maybe that's the way Kellerman uses Delaware, sort of in story-teller mode. Might listen to another one of these. Might not.
This is the first Kellerman book I've read, and I want more. The strength is all in plotting (twisty) and character (widely varied, yet realistic). The dialogue is great.
And I don't understand the bad reviews about this reader. He does grizzled cop, druggy mom, spoiled teenager, and calm psychologist voices with total believability.
After listening to hundreds of books I must say this one doesn't need two parts...one would be sufficient. Reader is excellent and the only reason I finished it at all.
I'm a big fan of Jonathan Kellerman and his Alex Delaware mysteries. This is the first audio version that I've listened to. I must say that after having read all his works up to Therapy and then listening to John Rubenstein; the narration is all wrong. These are west coast characters and, if my memory serves me correctly, Milo is originally from the midwest. To have every character speaking with a strong Brooklyn accent takes away significantly from the story. While the story line is typical Kellerman (in a good way), I had a hard time getting beyond the bad voices.
I love Kellerman, bt this was not one of my favorites. I found it a bit hard to follow and didn't care that much about the characters. Usually his victims and their friends and family are more sympathetic. Still, it was a good read.
As a long time reader of Jonathan Kellerman, I have to admit that this was not one of his best. this one was just a bit too contrived. But, it was still an entertaining and suspenseful and helped pass the time on a long commute.