Several minutes of diatribe around food, background information, etc., that did not add to the story. I found myself fast forwarding to try and get to the point. I couldn't wait for this book to end so that I could get on to something with more substance. Just really a poor book that felt like it was written to sell a couple of books. Again, it felt often felt like words to fill pages.
My first and last.
Often sounded like a digital computer read which I found really distracting. Really poor.
No way, unless several chapters were deleted.
A different narrator -- I could take only about 45 minutes of the
A different narrator
I listened to one, liked it a lot. Got this one, didn't like it much.
Most of it
Did not meet my expectations, not as good as "The Ophelia Cut"
I totally enjoy John Lescroart books and was very disappointed by the narrator for this book. especially since most of Lescroart's previous books were narrated by the very excellent David Colacci. It was very difficult for me to continue listening to the end of the book, I became very annoyed with the performance
yes, I enjoy the characters
I love John Lescroart. His stories are well put together, his characters are interesting, and he writes lively dialogue. This book is no different. Eric Dawe, however, is a boring narrator. He lacks inflection, his character voices are unimaginative, and he even mispronounces the name of one of the lead characters. If this weren't a Lescroart book, I would have stopped listening before I was halfway through the first chapter.
I think I'm pretty darn excepting of different styles of narration. But this is the worst-read book I downloaded from Audible I've ever listened to. I'll finish it, but I am constantly cringing.
The voices the reader uses are just awful. They might work for a kids cartoon, but they are over-the-top silly. His women's voices are almost frightening. They all sound like cartoon hags.
What's even weirder is the protagonist's voice sounds almost like it's being read by a computer. The words are over pronounced and oddly flat most of the time.
The only time the reader isn't annoying is when he's just reading and not doing characters
I am having trouble telling how much I think the story itself is good. The reader is such a painful distraction it's hard to give it a fair evaluation.
Enjoyed the book, story was ok, but had a hard time following it because of the narrator. Was not smooth, sounded jerky and horrible women's voices.
The story was not up to what I was used to in the John Lescroart's book. It just didn't flow for me. Really and truly, not sure it was the story or the bad narrator. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks and I can only think of one other time that I hated the narrator as much as I hated this one. That one happened to be the author himself narrating the book.
Get a different narrator and develop it a little better. It lacked depth
Scott Brick. Almost anyone but this guy. He was just terrible.
No. I would never recommend it to anyone to read or certainly not to listen to. I will never buy another book with this man as the narrator. Life is to short and my commutes are to long.
The long and boring journey down a road littered with repetition, meaningless characters, and the expectation that a significant event is about to occur....it never does.....
Suspect #1...James Patterson
The story line is not interesting.......therefore I cannot identify one scene or scenes