I hate to say a book was bad. I'm sure the author worked very hard on this book. The story line was good. But either the writing or reading was horrible or maybe both. The characters were poorly developed and the narrator was just the worst. I finish a book in 2-3 days this took over a week.
The story was interesting but it DRAGGED in places - would have benefitted from a final edit that cut out some of the unnecessary dialogue.
no, just from this author
ANYONE else - the narration was distracting and comical - confusion of
don't have to cut a character, just have them use dialogue that would actually occur - the whole proposal scene at the end of the book for instance
fire that narrator!
First a different reader. Then a better story
I have always liked his books and have listened to all the Dismus Hardy books. I will give him another chance
I couldn't even begin to say. The way he changed the voices was just bad. Both my husband and I almost couldn't finish listening.
Good Story, horrible narrator
Anyone would be better
Eric Daw should go back to his day job, sorry, but it was really bad
I am an avid eclectic reader.
I would rather have David Colacci narrate this book. Some of the characters from the Hardy series are in this story and Dawe did not do the voices the same as Colacci. The story was interesting and had Lescroart usual description of San Francisco. The description of the small town in Mexico was like a travel guide. Jim Jones made an interesting twist in the plot. Many people still wonder where did all the money go? The story makes for a pleasant commute.
The Hunter maintained my interest -- a good who done it, and all that. So, why am I only giving 3 stars to a writer I enjoy so much?
I suppose the answer is that it didn't have the depth of engagement of his Dismas Hardy and Glitchky series. So that must mean that the three stars are due to comparison to his other (in my view, 5 star) books.
Furthermore, the reader didn't adequately convey the commitment and enjoyment that Lescroart's writing warrants.
If the narration is as an important to you as it is to me do not bother downloading this book to listen to. Buy it for a Kindle or whatever you may use for reading. My Grandchildren could have done a better job then the narrator is doing on this book. I am very disappointed.
The story is okay. Not one of Lescroart's best, but I remained interested.
Absolutely. If the book had been uninteresting, I would have tossed.
Reader. Wannabe writer. That's a picture of me standing in line to see Stephen King!
Fans of Lescroart know him for his vivid portrayals of San Francisco and his distinct characters. Unfortunately, fans and new readers won't get that sharply drawn portrait here!
The Hunter reads like his heart wasn't in it. The plot starts off intriguing but it feels like he was "phoning it in" in between high points. The narration is bland, the dialog flat, and his characters are conventional if not stereotypical. Who else wasn't convinced by the blossoming romance between Hunt and...the new object of his affection? I just couldn't see it!
And none of this is helped by Eric Dawe's take on the character's voices. Oh my!
Bad falsettos, stereotypical old guy/old gal voice, and he made Juhle sound ah, well, "challenged."
It's too bad. I was starting to like the Hunt Club after "Treasure Hunt"!
Not particularly. The story dragged on - lots of unnecessary plot inclusions - main character's mental breakdowns, migraines, and trepidations detracted from the main plot line. And the narrator had a very difficult reading style (more later)
The search for the killer in a 30 year old murder
No - I found his reading style very annoying. When he reads, he enunciates very precisely one word at a time. It sounds like a first or second grader in that there is little or no flow to the sentences - he is just reading one word at a time - not telling a story with a natural flow. He also mispronounces several words. Eric's voice characterizations are pretty good and he seems to do a better job of reading some feeling into the book when he is not reading the main character. Try listening to a book narration sample performance by Oliver Wyman to hear what a real performer sounds like. The plot was just interesting enough for me to tolerate Eric Dawe's performance (with the reading speed increased to 125%)