If you took out all of the similes and metaphors this story would only be half as long. Rather than add to the story, they end up breaking up the rhythm and become incredibly annoying. I got through about one third of the story hoping that it would get better, but it just got more painful. I ended up skipping huge chunks of the book and I'm not sure if I'll bother finishing it or just delete it from my library. I'm very disappointed.
Book was way too detailed oriented on the small things. If you were watching this as a tv show or a movie, it would be ok but as a book, the details were just too involved. I am sure the abridged version would have been much better. Story line was actually good, but too cluttered by all the bla bla bla of the insignificant backround that was talked about.
I was really, really looking forward to listening to the entire collection! However I just could not get beyond the first hour...i tried-i really did! The Reader is worse than awful. She is way too slow, tries too hard to make it exciting. I cant even judge the story because i found my teeth grinding listening to her. Sadly, this is my first and last book read by this Reader. I have even written her name down so i dont purchase any further reads by her.
Having read the negative reviews of this book for some reason I purchased it anyway. Having read one of her books I knew it wasn't 'Bones' the tv series and was based in Quebec.
The narration was good. Ok sometimes 'breathy' but it was just one isrening to someone tell you their version of events. Annoying - definitely not.
Too much French I read a couple of times was there a need? It's set in Quebec where their language is French so yes street names stores etc will be in French. Her writing a very few of the phrases in French and then translating them into English I felt lent flavour to the overall story.
Overall I enjoyed the narration the story and background information and am looking forward to the next book.
My advice on any book. Try them and broaden your horizons. Who knows one persons hate is another's enjoyment.
I've read others in the series before. Decided to start at the beginning and can't wait to read the next one. I'll be following through the entire series.
I couldn't keep listening. I really wanted to but it was so tedious to listen to the in depth medical data... I get it- lets move on. Note I didn't make it more than 2 hours in.... Maybe it gets better after that.
Yes. Though I am a huge mystery novel addict, and not everyone feels the same. If you like a good mystery, I would absolutely download this book.
Her pronunciation of French words is spot on. Also her cadence really flows similarly to how I read. Made the whole expedience feel less like an audiobook and more like I was reading the novel myself.
the story was good but the technical descriptions were long and drawn out. brings to mind the hur tv shows that should've benn a half hour