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.
Don't start this series thinking its going to be like the TV series....lots of differences. Also, the narrator was unable to differentiate the characters as much as I would have liked.
I LOVE the show Bones, so I was excited to read the books. Even though the character of Temperance in the book is quite different than Bones on TV, you can sense similarities in her and other characters. The overall feel of the book is very similar to the feel you get from the show.
The narrator was not the best I have ever heard, but I do not think she was as bad as other reviews stated. I listened both with headphones and just from the speaker on my phone.
I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series!
It's a fun read and keep me entertained. No regrets buying this one. I have been happy with several of Kathy's books over the years.
Found myself distracted by the overabundance of French usage. Probably ok if you are a French speaker but makes it difficult for those that are not. Also did not care for the sound effects.
Narration so bad, hard to stay with story, so, I did not. Wish I could return it.
Unfortunately the narration is so bad that I can't even focus on the story. My advice is skip this book or read the hard copy. The cadence and the "breathing and swallowing of the narrator is too distracting. Ugh.
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.