Say something about yourself!
I couldn't stand this narrator - It made it hard to the believe in any of the characters. Also, Kellerman slips in bizarre right-wing commentary wherever he can. At least twice, the result is absurd, The cariacture of a leftist bookstore and the speech given there about Israel and Zionism were pure propaganda. Also, he tries to suggest that talk radio is run by anti-George Bush shock-jocks., oh yeah, and the villainous network of prison-reformers is another weird attempt to make progressives seem "outwardly nice" but secretly wicked and scheming. Since when did Richard Mellon Scaife begin paying Kellerman to depict a world in which none of us live?
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.
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.