English major. Love to read
This is a good beach read, a book in between other great books to slow down but entertain the brain, or just one because you like interweaving tales. I haven't recommended it to a lot of friends which is the telling sentiment, but it still put a smile on my face.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
I'm not quite sure why I enjoyed this so much, but I did so I thought I should say so. I have read the others in this series, and watched them on PBS and enjoyed them too, but this one was just sort of a romp and I liked that. It jumps around quite a bit but all comes together, sort of, in the end, so stick with it.
living in los angeles I drive a lot, so audio books save me from a lot of frustration!
This took a while to get into but once Jackson Brodie appeared I was hooked. The story is okay, but I don't read Kate Atkinson for that. She slays me with her dry wit and keen observations of the fragile webs we weave as we move through a very gray moral landscape.
Another terrific novel from Kate Atkinson. This was my first Audiobook and now I think I'm hooked. The narration was terrific. I have a 1 hour communte each way and this made the time fly. I found I was actually looking forward to the drive.
I have e read and or listened to all of Kate Atkinson books and I am hooked.
They're amazing and I love the characters. Her books will make you laugh ,cry and prevent you from getting anything done. I could not put this one down.
I cannot wait for her next book. I love them all.
Took a chance on this one and was left dissatisfied. This story really drags and never fleshes out the characters I can only assume were introduced in previous books. I thought the part with the aging actress was very thoughtful and that is the only bit that I'm sorry I didn't hear finish, even if I'm not sure how it pertains to the story. Sorry, ya lost me.
I always look forward to Kate Atkinson's most recent Jackson Brody mystery, and each one is better than the last.
It makes me terribly sad to give a Jackson Brodie novel by Kate Atkinson less than 5 stars, but the narrator nearly ruined it for me. His voice did not change for any of the characters, nor did his pitch or inflection ever vary from a near monotone. I gave up listening and went to my local bookstore to buy the hard copy, which was wonderful (although not as good as When Will There Be Good News? or One Good Turn). I can't imagine why the publisher went with a narrator other than Ellen Archer, who read WWTBGN. She was spectacular. Graeme Malcolm wasn't. Kate Atkinson does lovely plot twists and I really like what she has been doing with Jackson and his delayed cultural growth--reading poetry, going to museums, attending the theatre. I did miss the tension between Jackson and Louise, so I am hoping that the end of this book is not just a tease.
I enjoyed Case Histories show on PBS the last two years so decided on a whim to download When Will There Be Good News and was surprised at the depth the show had to leave out. I thoroughly enjoyed that book and was very impressed with that reader, so I downloaded the other two available titles in the series. I was really looking forward to this as it's the only one that would be completely new as the others were dramatized in the TV series. I don't know if this book is that much duller or if I don't react as well to the reader, but it was quite a let down. I'll probably try again soon to see if I was just not in the right mood or was too tired when I tried to listen.