I am the mother of three grown children. I own a horse ranch and enjoy listening to Mystery/Suspense novels and Personal Development books.
I really enjoyed this book. can't wait to read the next one in the series.
That's how this whole book was for me. It was something in the narrator's delivery/voice. I just seemed to forget what he said as soon as the words left his mouth. I struggled to get through it. I feel like every sentence uttered had a downward inflection leaving it flat, unmemorable. One of the few books I have returned. I chose not to rate the story because I honestly dont remember large portions of it. I think it's better to read a print copy if the story interests you!
After finishing Grant County, I was excited to start the Will Trent series in ATL. I was not disappointed. Slaughter does an incredible job creating a picture and her characters are well developed. I always feel I get a sense of their past and who they are now. This book aggravated me, but in a good way. You want to give the characters advice and you genuinely care for each of their well being. You also feel similar emotions as the characters in the book. Rage, discomfort, fear, etc. I even smiled many times. I love the narrator from most of the Grant county books and transitioning to a male voice was difficult at first but he was great!
I Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !
Karin Slaughter has a manipulative way of making the story humorous in a way that is needed. It's like taking a small break away from the gory details. Very good listen I loved how the story was spliced into 3 parts and brought together collectively in the end. I hope the next listen in the series is just as good.
Definitely Not! The narrator was awful. Every person had an annoying and unreal Southern accent. Honestly, the men all sounded straight from Dukes of Hazzard, and the girls all sounded like pole dancers. As an Atlanta native, I've never heard anyone speak like that. Narrator also pronounced several street/county names incorrectly, which would have been prevented if he had researched a little.
Nothing extreme. Ending was broadcast by the middle of the book.
I gave this book four stars because while I was entertained, the last hour was a bit tedious and some of the characters got annoying. My main problem was the early Will Trent character. I made the mistake of reading Book 6 first, where Will was a capable and dedicated detective, physically diving for the bad guy with no difficulties. Unfortunately in Book 1, Will has so many negative character flaws, its difficult to like him. Intense insecurities, dyslexia, rotten childhood, OCD with his appearance, I pictured an androgynous male with no hope surviving in the world. Obviously I've got to read some books between #1 and #6, the character changes so much.
The reader's voice has a slow & low monotone voice which is annoying. I couldn't get past the first chapter because it annoyed so badly, so no review on the actual story. I will purposely NOT listen to any books he performs.
I love series suspense novels. this series i picked up just because i was looking for a new set. It was GREAT! Love the character connections and plot twist. Author dragged you in feeling one thing and you couldn't stop listening!