I don't read anymore!! But do I listen better??
Standard who done it. Nothing special. Bought it for the two-fer. Couldn't return it.
I am a 65-year-old psychologist, married for 25 years, with two sons who are 25 and 22. I love reviewing the books and the feedback I get.
So, if my title is true, then I have to ask myself this: why did I listen to almost six hours of it? In days gone by, when in St.Louis we only had three TV channels, and you had to get up and walk over to the TV to change the channel, my mother used to love watching her "stories" when she got home from teaching school. Apparently, the apple don't fall far from the tree.
The leading review of this book is by a person who totally loves it, calling it a superb, thrilling mystery murder, or words to that effect. I do like listening to Joe Barrett's voice, even though his range of voices is not that wide. And the writing, given the genre, is not all that bad. However, after a while it just got to be too much: who is in love with whom, which couple is breaking up, who is the housewrecker, what are the toxic nature of mother-daughter relationships, isn't it sad about unrequited teenage girl/adult man love, and blah and blah and blah. I never accepted Hillary as a detective; she is just a woman who is fiercely in love with her husband and can't even consider the possibility that he might have killed one girl, not to say two of them. The book is a small-town story, where everybody knows everybody's business. I certainly have no problem with those kinds of books. I just really can't explain why I lost interest in this book pretty early, and then just sat there and listened to it for so long. I am shocked (shocked!) about it. Maybe I had a lot of time on my hands, or I was shirking some kind of responsibilities, or I don't know what. You may love this book. There's room for all kinds of opinions in this world, thank God.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
I initially thought this book was about a "haunting." Surprise, surprise, it was a mystery. But it was a great story. Many good characters and a nice twist and turn at the end.
Great book! I had a very hard time putting it down. I even listened to it at work because I couldn't wait till I was back in my car, where I usually listen.
Highly recommend, lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Yes, it is a very absorbing book.
None come to mind.
yes, it was speedy. It matched the subject's pace.
This is my first story by Brian Freeman. I am hooked and bought book 2 of the Cab Bolton series. I plan to read his earlier series too!
Excellent story, great narration...you can't ask for anything better!
A pretty humdrum detective novel, part procedural, part soap opera. This isn't a true mystery, as there are no clues whatever pointing to the actual killer. Indeed, given the motivations of individual characters, much of what they actually do doesn't make sense. There are several occasions when the intelligent main characters, Mark and Hillary, do stupid things in order (seemingly) to enhance suspense. Many times I felt manipulated by the author's tendency to hint at important developments in the story, then suddenly switch to a different scene altogether. That was annoying. On the positive side, the reader did an excellent job with the upper-midwest accent without making people sound like caricatures from "Fargo." Also, the main detective, Cab Bolton, is interesting and complex; the novel was at its best when narration was from his POV.
The narration was spot on. Heard the Wisconsin accent and felt like I was back home! Great plot-had no idea until the end what really happened and why to bring about the series of events that unfolded.
I don't usually spend a lot of time trying to figure out "who dunnit" ahead of the reveal. But red herrings kept jumping out at me and catching my attention. I still was surprised by the conclusion.
I am going to see what else he has written. I would not hesitate to read another.