this was just underwhelming
lost in shangra-la a true story of rescue in WWII
all of it except the premise
Anyone who gets a book published deserves a lot of credit. That being said, I'm glad I didn't pay full boat for this one. The story was a bit disconnected, as if the author forgot what circumstances she last left her characters in, and took up writing again placing them completely differently. Or maybe someone advised the author she must have certain elements present to make a successful book, and she forgot a few ...oops! gotta have a sex scene... oops! forgot the pathos... so she embroidered them on awkwardly at the last minute. It was disorienting. Disappointing, too, because I love a good series, and looked forward to embarking on this one. I won't buy the next book.
Yes, the narator made the book come alive
Yes, and I always enjoy her performance. She makes me think there is more than one person narating it.
Book was great. It kept me entertained and made me believe the narrator, Lorelei King, was actually each of the people in the story.
I love listening to as many of the books in my library as I can so the audio is ALWAYS a favorite over print.
Charlie - strong female lead with spunk.
I don't know - she was great in this one.
Who needs a sparkling vampire when you can have a sparkling grim reaper?!
It was great - I LOVE the author interviews at the end of her 2nd and 3rd books!
I didn't care about the characters, the narration was not the best, and the story was even worse.
My review title says it all. I usually read detective mysteries without a supernatural component or a good western but I bought this book in Audible's first in series sale. I loved this book. I got my detective mystery plus a little supernatural thrown in to lose my self. I also really enjoyed the narrator. She read the book with excitement and enthusiasm. Often a woman narrator does an unbelievable male voice but she was really good in all of the parts. Two thumbs up from me. I'm getting the next two in the series.
This was a poor choice for me as I just don't like this genre. Would not recommend it to anyone, though.
Story = slightly better than average; Delivery also better than avg.
Charley - she is a refreshing change from victimized female characters so prevalent in fiction these days.
Hard to say. To me is sounded exactly like the Evanovich characters of Stephanie, Lula and Ranger. Not a bad thing. This book was ALMOST on parr with Evanovich when she was good. (I don't remember any LOL moments in this book, though)
No - but it was great listening for daily walks.
Would recommend to Evanovich fans.
I've never rolled my eyes this many times in my life. The main
character is self absorbed and shallow with no redeeming qualities
whatsoever. To make up for the lack of real character development the
author litters the book with a plethora of bad puns, bad jokes, and
non-sequiturs. Despite the premise being interesting and full of
promise, the execution in this case falls completely flat and is, to
be frank, somewhat insulting.
If you want an interesting and well told story about grim reapers
among us, watch Dead Like Me. If you want a guilty pleasure full of
tasteless fluff and the barest bit of titillation, wait until you can
get this book for free. Otherwise, steer clear and find something