How the story kept me on the edge of my seat.
Finding out the reason for the kidnapping and violence.
The reading was exceptional.
I did not want it to come to an end and it was the only book that I listened to every time I got in the car.
No, once you know the outcome there is no point listening to the story again.
Well-developed characters and an intriguing story with plenty of red-herrings.
Cops working on both sides of the law uncover a family's darkest secrets in a race against time to save an ex-agent from certain death at the hands of organized criminals.
It was a good read. The characters were mostly believable and the story had a appreciable level of mystery and surprises. I don't think I would have made the title character so flawed and inept.
No, this was the first.
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WI/NWI--1 NWI means not worth it. This book gets a “1″ because I didn’t turn it off. BUt I was very, very close.
Plot--1 The publisher’s description for this book says, “There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct.” Well, someone needs to tell Karin Slaughter that critique groups train a writer. They teach important things like “show, don’t tell.” This book starts out with an action scene. Then everyone talks about it for the rest of the book.
If you know the characters from previous books this might work. It didn’t work for me.
Characterization --1 The characterization was done in previous books. I hope.
The heroine of the book was mostly either unconscious or in a diabetic stupor. I would not hire her to watch a shoe store in the mall. No one would want her for a sheriff. A law enforcement officer needs to be healthy, not passing out or becoming incapacitated constantly. She was absolutely disabled in this book, and no hero to me.
Violence--1 Very little violence, because violence in conversation is difficult.
Grossness--0 Nothing gross, unless you think inaction is gross.
Sex--0 No sex. That would be action.
Supernatural Elements--0 None. Unless I fell asleep and missed them.
Crossing the Line--0 Nope.
Setting--1 They were in a house, and a prison, I think. A lot of talking.
Prose--1 Talking. A lot of talking.
Deeper Message--1 This book literally preaches about diabetes, but uses the facts incorrectly, diabetes is “hyperglycemia”, or too much sugar in the blood, because of a lack of insulin to break it down, insulin helps the body break down sugar, and that is why you need injections, hypoglycemia is low blood sugar, if a hyperglycemic person needs an injection, they can eat sugar, if a hypoglycemic person eats sugar on an empty stomach, they will go into insulin shock? In this book, they call diabetes “hypoglycemia”, but let’s talk about it and talk about it and talk about it some more! I could be wrong about these details–I didn’t look them up, and I got very confused–let’s talk about it!
The point is this–if you’re going to use medicine in a book, make it part of the story, and have it make your character stronger. If it distracts the reader from the story, it’s used incorrectly. If it makes your hero look like an imbecile, you are preaching, not telling a story!
Again–critique groups, Karin!
Performance--5 Shannon Cochran is a hero for reading this book without going into sugar shock.
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No. The book is about 30% longer that it should be. The author does a lot of description that is not essential to the plot, and launches into this description in the middle of important segments.
When the main mystery is finally solved it is incongruous with the characters.
Not sure if I have heard her before, but she did a good job with a poor story.
I liked this book because it had a solid story line. The characters were well developed and there was just enough twist to make it interesting.
My favorite character is Evelyn. I just like that she has a history to go with her. I've read other of Karen Slaughter's books and the characters all have history to them. I like the flash backs.
Yes, it had a good story
1st time to listen to Cochrans, would look for another book by her
I wouldn't recommend this because I found the story convoluted and unbelievable. At the same time [and this is a spoiler alert] I hate it when everything boils down to that same old saw: she had an inconvenient baby.
I had a hard time with this. Grown women acting like love-sick teenagers; or just sick. A grown man who was fully capable everywhere but in his own home, teenagers who are one dimensional. I didn't buy any of it.
Slaughter used gratuitous violence instead of good story-telling. Her characters were stock people. It was like listening to a child move paper dolls around, albeit a very sick child.
This was my first audible book. The performance was good but I felt the story faltered a little bit near the end. Overll enjoyable
I stopped reading thrillers for awhile because the plots had become predictable (that's probably MY issue though), and took a break to read some sci-fi. I can't remember what made me download this particular book, but I'm glad I did. The book was full of twists and surprises, none of which I saw coming. None of the characters were particularly likeable, and by the end of the book it felt like I knew them.
Every character has a flaw, and the flaws are so interwoven that I never knew what to expect.
At first I thought the narrator was struggling with some of the dialects, but as I got further into the book it sounded smoother. It was very easy to tell the characters apart.
Fallen isn't an especially long book, but it held my attention and made me listen a little longer than I'd intended to! This would be a great book to accompany a project like sealing the deck or wallpapering.