Naval Air Corps - (DC3, C118, P2V Neptune) 1965 - 1970
Yes, because the author has told a story that kept me drawn in and really caring about the characters. That alone would put this title in the top ten for me. However, this is an audio book and the narrator can either ruin a book or take it to a higher lever. George Guidall, is truly a voice-actor who brings the characters to life.. Kellerman & Guidall are a perfect match.
Each character in this story is believable and each character helps bring the plot forward. I had an emotional reaction to the characters and that means good writing.
Mr. Guidall, has the ability to change his voice in a subtle way; he takes on the gender, age, mentality or emotional state of the character. He is never over-the-top or obviously being an actor "doing" a female, child or elder voice. He becomes the character and that is the voice that character would have. Mr. Guidall, could read the phone book and most would be happy to listen. I have many titles in my library and would rate this title in the top 20. I wish I could give it a higher rating. You can buy this title with confidence of a good story read by one of the best narrators.
I bought the title because Mr. Guidall, was the narrator and delightfully discovered that Fay Kellerman, is such a great author. I hope that Mr. Guidall, will continue to narrate this series.
I have listen to all my Faye Kellerman's books about 8 times now. The stories stays interesting. Ms. Kellerman has the capability to create the image of the characters in such a way that they are alive to me. Thanks for these books. I hope other books will soon follow. Lastly the Narrator is the best!
Even though it was hard for me to build interest in the story at first, the more I listened the more it grabbed my attention. In the end I thought this book was fabulous.
The book was pretty good except fot the stupid ending which was too co-incidental to be acceptable to most readers. It kept my interest for most of the book and provided some suspense and plot twists. Not great but not bad.
This book had me wondering until near the end. I got really mad ten minutes before the end when the battery ran out on my MP3 player. This book is well worth the money.
I have not read any in this series and wanted to give one a try. I found my mind wandering, and though I have liked this narrator, I didn't enjoy some of his characterizations. The irritated characters-three of them-all sounded exactly the same. But the story was just too plodding.
Peter Decker is growing as he ages.
Without crazy voice changes, Mr Guidal brings a sence of humor to his reading. He brings the characters alive!
The narrator didn't do his homework. Another narrator narrated Street Dreams. While that narrator was not great, and I much prefer this one, that book centered around Cindy's relationship with her new boyfriend. He is from Ethiopia, and it states in that book that he is heavily accented. This narrator seems to have missed that fact and makes the character sound like decker.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
We love this series, the characters and the Jewish aspects of the stories (when narrated by Mitchell Greenberg)
It was so difficult listening to Mr. Guidall that we have decided to skip the next book in the series so that we can get back to the real characters and their stories.
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I read this one in 2007; I don’t know why I only gave it 1 star, I would say it deserves at least 3 and I love Geroge Guidall as the narrator so he gets a minimum of 4 stars by default! I must have been in a bad mood.
I liked the way the investigation unfolded, I found the plot was intriguing and it kept me guessing to the end… In an oversimplified nutshell: an investigation into a missing person in the aftermath of a plane crash uncovers a cold case from the 70s.
My only criticism is that there was a TON of tedious exposition; I think the plot was explained and re-explained and re-re-explained over a dozen times. “Let me see if I understand” “So what you’re saying is” “Here’s what we’ve determined so far”… Normally I would appreciate this kind of recapping because my mind wanders a lot, but I really didn’t need THIS MUCH; it was so blatant that it became funny!
This is book 16 in a series that is now up to 22 installments. I liked the characters enough to try the series from the start, however this book felt a little dated so we’ll see if I persevere or just continue on as of book 17. I like the idea of a good go-to series and I hope this is one of them.