I would definitely try another Gerritsen book but not if Eby is narrator. I have read a number of Gerritsen's books and many of them are at the edges of medical possibility but I like them. I hadn't realized, until I listened to this book, that Gerritsen was the author of the Rizzoli and Isles stories. I was pleasantly surprised to have an audiobook version of this series until I heard the narrator. Oh my. Not good at all.
Seriously? Is this person made of steel? It seemed a bit far-fetched.
Almost anyone else. Tanya Eby is a poor reader with bad inflection and pacing. I like Carolyn McCormick who narrated the Hunger Games.
Turn it into an episode of the Rizzoli and Isles TV show and I'd watch it.
This was a very good book. Tess Gerritsen writes taut, edge of the seat books. This was one of them. It was somewhat spoiled by the reader, however. She read in somewhat of a monotone and had either a lisp or some speech impediment that was very distracting. I enjoyed the story, just wish I had read it instead of listening to it.
The narration was almost comedic! I will NEVER download another audiobook read by Tonya Eby.
I was really drawn into this story when I first started reading it. I got the audio book so I could listen at work. I was hugely annoyed by the choice of reader. She sounded like a robot and the voices of the character were hokey. It kind of took away from the story. I kept having to try and imagine how I would have made it sound in my head instead. As for the story, the ending was kind of a let down. Maybe I just prefer drama and resolution as opposed to anti-climactic surprises.
I commute with my sister to work and we and we usually spend the first half of our commute discussing work, etc., before we listen to our book du jour. Not with this book! It was a fast-paced, edge of your seat story. Wow! Don't miss this one!!
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Let it be known that I was reading or listening to TG before she became famous for her TV show. This being the tenth book of TG that I have listened to I rank it in the upper middle.
I have always been interested in the stories that TG tells. I am not normally a mystery reader, but Tess always throws in enough weird stuff to keep my interest.
This story has plenty of the unusual. I like the village that is hidden in the middle of nowhere and then the entire population just disappears. The story about the lost boys. The reference to off Mormon sects. As some one who grew up in the seventies, I remember the Moonies and James Jones and Waco. Some people may think this stuff is way out there and the rape of young girls does not happen today. I suggest you listen to Jon Krakauer's Banner Under Heaven. I thought the story got very intense when the group was stuck in the middle of nowhere and they had to decide if they should amputate the leg of one of the badly injured party. Can you imagine trying to make that decision?
I wish I would have read this book, before I did a speech in high school on if you should look before you leap. I think Tess does a good job of showing what happens when you live with a devil may care attitude.
There where parts of the story that where very weak. but it was not enough to keep me from enjoying the book.
The narrator was not so good. She had most of her characters speaking in a cadence, At the end of each sentence there would be a pause like a comedian giving one liners. I expected to hear laughter or a drum roll.
My favorite Gerrtisen books are, Life Support, Gravity, The Surgeon and The Apprentice.
I am typically such a fan of Tess' work, that the narration wouldn't matter so much, but this narration is so awful I couldn't enjoy the story. At one point, I considered not finishing it because I find it so disturbing and so inappropriate for this story. Just for the sake of knowing how the story ends, I will continue.
Good reading bring each character to life tho for me it was generally too long .... Ok but not a great page turner of What's Next.....