Say something about yourself!
As disturbing and dark as this was, it was hard to stop listening to it.
Figuring out the truth of Woody
I thought he did an excellent job with this book
too many, but probably the horror for a 16 year old boy who's life was changed forever.
This was my first listen of the Will Trent series. I'm hoping the rest of the series is a well written as this book.
Sometimes I think I'd prefer the book to audible when there is too much fill-in dialogue. I would skim through it quickly if I was reading.
The development of the characters. It took a bit to get into it but then I couldn't stop listening.
No extreme reaction but Slaughter did a good job of having you connect with the characters
It was a little hard to believe the extent of Will's dyslexia and that he could hide it.
Karin Slaughter's storytelling is excellent. The characters are real with flaws. I disagree with the reviewers that did not like the book because the characters are not supermen/women. Will, Angie and Amanda all have personal demons but are more interesting and believable because of them.
Some of the better Dean Koontz novels and in a different genre Ms Slaughter develops characters like Stephen King
Will Trent and John Shelley
The times that Will beat himself up over being dyslexic
I read this after I read Criminal. I typically like to read books in order. Both books are excellent so its good to know that the books didn't get old or stale.
I did like the reader in Criminal better and I notice that the reader for Book 2 is different yet.
Love Will Trent. Whats not to love about a guy who is brought up in the worst of circumstances and still becomes the good guy.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Yes. I very much liked this book. I wanted to write that I enjoyed it, but the word enjoyed doesn't sit right with such a darkly suspenseful mystery. It was good. I listened to the entire book over the course of two days. Each page of the story moved gracefully to the next.
Will Trent intrigues me the most. He is so completely imperfect. And while he is not "closed" he is certainly not open either. I have a feeling that there are many secrets to unbury over the course of the next books in the series. Another reviewer mentioned that the evil of Woody isn't offset by the other characters because they all have so many warts. I suppose I like the warts. They make the characters more believable; more real.
John. His character is probably not recurrent and I wish he was. Perhaps Ms Slaughter could bring him back as an informant?
Many twists and turns. Great suspense. I have been In a rut with the same authors for many years. Found Slaughter and LOVE her work. Just ordered another.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
Initially I was skeptical because of the changes in point of view and also because of some of the gore, but I got sucked in and in the end it was tied up quite neatly. I will read something else by this author, although I am not yet a complete convert.
Very nearly excellent! A very well crafted plot with different stories woven together, in different times of the main characters' lives. We were brought to the present from the past with consummate ease which is often a stumbling block by many authors. I am enjoying the ongoing characters in the series of Will and Angie and look forward to see how they are fleshed out in further books. John, the character on whom the book was centered was depicted well, his sister and other family relationships illustrating the depth of his intrinsic goodness. John's cousin, Michael's character was also well developed and all in all the plot and the characters made for an extremely good read. Great thriller : highly recommended.
I am so glad i found this series it is so good. I started off with #3 and im glad i did because it made Will a very likable guy but the first book made him dry and I would have not given him a chance as a character.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
Yes, I will listen to Triptych again because it is the first book in the series, Will Trent. I need to refresh my knowledge and listen very closely and learn just who Will Trent is and in order to do this I have to assimilate what is written and put him in the role of seeking the truth by listening again. I was too focused on what was happening to John Sheely and the other character's.
No, the plot did not keep me on the edge of my seat. The plot was evident and I listened with interest how the truth might actually have made him the free man he should have been. However, without proper counsel, John was his own worst enemy. He was young but his mother's words never left him without truth and she became his counsel.
Michael Kramer was able to give the character's a personality. I was able to understand which character belonged to a voice. Kramer was able to infiltrate the character's mood into the voice of the character speaking. There was the anger, haughtiness, pleasure, love and hate. The sound of a character's voice declared an attitude. Michael Kramer was able to accomplish the female voice very well.
No, this was not a book that I wanted to listen to all in one sitting. The book was interesting and a worthwhile read.
My credit was well used. I'm going to continue with the second book and I think that it will be a good investment. The character's were coming alive. Their development needs further clarity to increase my knowledge about them. The book illustrated how justice can go so very wrong. I have wondered many times about my belief in the death penalty. I usually don't discuss my views with anyone but myself. The death penalty is an issue that I return to occasionally and try to sort out its being worthwhile in my attempt to seek justice for all.