I've only 4 more books to listen to in the Will Trent series and I've already finished the grant county books. I've enjoyed all of them so far.
I hope the author continues to write as I will miss the great characters and the well thought out out books.
One of the better audible books. Good story and kept flowing.
no she was the main character
I do not about extreme reaction but I did a couple of "hoo, I didn't expect that".
I really tried to get into this book but it was just kind of boring and took forever to get to the point, I couldn't summon up a liking for any of the characters. I finally gave up after 5 of 22 chapters.
Good narrator and a good story. A tough female lead that you grow to dislike, then like. It is really well done!
When it's good, you keep forgetting than your not missing anything when you aren't listening. That's it in a nutshell. I couldn't wait to find out what was happening. Many twist and familiar characters are why you can't stop yourself from listening....whether you have time or not.
Many twist and familiar characters.
Definitely not a robot reading. Amongst the best with her flow between characters,
Fallen, and you won't guess why!
Natasha R Zar
I think a person who would enjoy this more would be someone who does not like the grittier, more shocking style of Karin's writing. This was a bit vanilla for me and I found myself rolling my eyes at times, mostly at the horrendous narration, but also at the nonsensical "twists and turns" that seemed to be thrown in just because.
I don't want to bag out Karin's writing - I love her and I love her writing! But to make this book more enjoyable for me, Karin would have had to change the entire plot.I found the whole plot of the book ridiculous, especially once you found out what really happened and why. I actually groaned out loud "Gimme a break." when the "villain" was exposed. It was totally predictable and ludicrous, it actually upset me.
Though it was only a small part of the book, I found the way that Karin portrayed Faith's interaction with her brother, Zeke incredibly immature and irritating to listen to. It has been made clear in other books that Faith and Zeke were never close and why. But their arguments were downright immature and embarrassing to listen to - especially when you take into account that Faith is a Special Agent and not actually 13 years old. The acrimony seemed contrived and lacking any real substance but for petty put downs.
The narrator grated on me something awful! She did nothing for Will Trent's character, whom I adore. She made Faith's 20 year old son sound like a total imbecile with the low, slow, dopey sounding voice. Listening to her narrate the Mexican characters actually made me cringe.
I am a huge Michael Kramer fan. He narrated Triptych and I think he should narrate all of Karin Slaughter's books, as he really captures the mood and characters perfectly.
Sorry, Karin! There were none.
Very interesting sorry, even though the end was predictable about 3/4 through. The fact is that the characters were so interesting that seeing the ending coming did not lessen the enjoyment of watching the story resolve. I look forward to reading more of Slaughter's work.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
This was supposed to have taken place in a 48 hour period - there was A LOT (almost too much) going on. It seemed the author took every idea and tried to write it into this book instead of choosing a couple themes and sticking to them.
It was easy to get lost in the weeds but it was not so distracting as to put me off.
It was good. The characters were distinguished and recognizable. It made it easier to keep engaged.
No, it was a typical police drama. While it is a part of a series I did not know that when I purchased it. It is a book that does not require the previous books to make sense.
This book was interesting and a stand alone read. However, it did not pique my interest enough to pursue the series. Not 'creditworthy' but I purchased it during a sale for $5-6 and felt I got my monies worth.
There were many twists and turns with this book. Good story line but again, you need to begin the series from the beginning if possible.
The narrator sounded like Martha Stewart. I guess if you can get past that she is ok but I just could not. I will stay away from Shannon Cockran's narration in the future.
Very good book and classic Karin Slaughter
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The characters seemed cardboard and the "action" too violent, even for a police procedural. The listener was kept inside the mind of someone who was not only being tortured in graphic detail, but tortured *senselesssly* . Even characters we were supposed to sympathize with were disrespectful, amoral, and treating each other like crap.
One of the psychopaths in the book blamed his Catholic upbringing for his conduct, and I found the charge both unrealistic and insulting.
Not my usual fare...and this book made me see why.
Not worth listening.
I found myself confused by the turns from bad to worse. Frankly, the forces of evil got all the saving throws and the "good cards," and way too quickly. The character hooks felt just as "wrong" as the rest of the book, and *nothing* was emphasized *except* violence and confusion
Rated R for excessive violence and denigration of family boundaries by *both* the "good" AND the "evil" characters.