I stopped after listening to a little more than 2 hours of this book. It did not hold my interest as the reader did not put inflection in his voice or feeling in his characters. I listen to the samples each time I buy a book but it seems that whoever selects the samples finds a good part and uses that. I would like a sample that starts with the first page of the book. If the reader and/or book does not grab me after a few pages I will continue to look. If you buy something at a store and it isn't what you think it is, you can return it. This book isn't what I thought it was. How do you get your credit back? And does anyone from customer service actually read the comments?
Starting with a mystery told by an old college friend, this book gathers itself to a fast pace that has held me twice
A while back I read this thriller non stop.
Listening to it now, I found it just as good
I've always had more love for reading than time for it. Now Audible lets me read while I drive, cook, garden, clean, workout, etc. I love it
the story was disjointed and often pedantic. the narration was really bad. what a total waste of time and money. :-(
A classic story of an old cop too good and too involved to retire, a serial killer with several trick in sleeves, and many likable character makes up for a bit too predictable storyline.
John verdon delivers a very entertaining book, properly narrated and voiced by George Newbern
I suppose this book is for anyone who doesn't mind stilted dialogue, a slow beginning, flat characters and dreadful prose. I'll put up with mediocre writing if you can tell me a whopping good story in exchange, but I can't spare the time for writing that is intolerably bad.
Newbern's performance was just okay for voicing, but after he mispronounced a few words, I decided that life was just too short to continue listening to this book.
The premise seemed intriguing, but unfortunately the writing was so awful I didn't get very far.
I am grateful for Audible's return policy!
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
This was very interesting, I didn't figure out how the victims were picked until told. Very enjoyable.
Felt like the police and main character were stupid. Obvious things that should have been looked at closer, weren't. Really didn't care for the book
Not in this genre, but by this author
The story was okay, but the boring narration, stilted dialogue, and sophomoric descriptions ruined it for me. I would like my money and four hours of my life back.
I don't think so. The story was so contrived, with the teasers throughout about the protagonist's marriage and deceased child, and the stereotypically creepy and/or egotistical characters.
In the Name of Honor, by Richard North Patterson
Yes. Not sure if my view of his performance was performance-based or material-based.
Rodriguez and Klein (?Cline)
One of the few times I've regretted spending a credit, over many years of listening.
Found this to be slow, repetitious, and awkwardly read (although that might not be the narrator's fault; hard to make this any good no matter who reads it). How many times to we need to hear "why is this happening"? Disappointed; I like a good seriaI killer plot as much as the next guy, and I loved other books Newbern has narrated, and hoped this was going to be as riveting. Wrong on all counts. Next!