This is an excellent book. I enjoyed the narrator, who is very good. I listen to a lot of books while traveling and driving to work. This is one I have sat in the drive to get to a point where I felt I could stop.
This was my first Faye Kellerman book. The story kept me interested and entertained but it wasn't such a gripping piece that I couldn't get enough of it. Also, it took me a while to get used to the narrator and whilst reading the other reviews I realised that they either love him or hate him. Personally I think you can get used to his way of narration. Not sure if I'll read another of Faye Kellerman's books, this one was a little bit forgettable.
I purchased the book to listen to on a long car trip. It held my interest and I found it enjoyable overall. However, I DID NOT like the narrator and would hesitate to purchase another booktape with him as the narrator.
I am a voracious reader and long-time Audible member (2006). My favorite narrators are Simon Vance and Davina Porter.
This is a well-woven story with rich characters. The blend of cultural references that manage to span decades, along with the excellent word-painted descriptions make the story an excellent way to pass a long drive.
I had high hopes for this but it was quite disappointing. I had expected some intrique instead it just seemed to plod along with no real highs or lows. I remember thinking I hope it would just end.
A decent plot cluttered, as others have noted, with extraneous "filler" details. However, I was distracted by several egregious errors in grammar. Was it the book editor, the reader or the audio editor - not sure, but not good.