It's only 8 hours long - all the other Jane Whitefield books were 12/13 hours. Yet this book was the same price as the rest. I feel rather cheated.
Didn't like this one as much as the previous. Because I was listening instead of reading I couldn't skip over the winceable parts. A little too grim for me.
Have only read before and always loved the Jane Whiteside character.
It's hard to sustain a long running series. While it's important to put the character under pressure I don't like to witness on-going torture.
Each of these Jane books feels like the last one, the kiss-off of a series, an adieu to a character, an abandonment of an oft-traveled plot device. Without spoiling the plot, I can say this feels yet again like the end for Ms. Whitfield, who is growing older and more battered and even perhaps a little cynical about the whole proposition. The paranormal plays a bigger role here than in previous texts, which probably foreshadows The End even more . . . but what do I know.
It's a nice addition to the series, and if you've read any of the others you'll want to read this one, too. I just hope Mr. Perry isn't getting tired of his own schtick, as he writes amusing potboilers and I'm not ready for him to stop.
The narration is adequate, better than some of Perry's books, like the Butcher's Boy series read in a monotone; this female narrator does an adequate job, and I'd listen to more books read by her.
I love the character of Jane Whitefield and the arcs her story have taken over the years. Usually I read the books; this was the first time I have listened. Joyce Bean told the story with subtle distinctions and inflections. She made me feel like I was right there - and that is the only problem with this story. Jane was in several situations that made me want to fast forward to get her (and me!) out of there. I didn't, but I think it would have been just as good a story if those situations were a bit more tempered - but maybe not. I do not want to be a spoiler and tell you what happened, but you'll know when you get there!
The story was excellent. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is one of the best I have listened too
Yes, I would listen again, as I have the other Jane Whitefield stories.
Jane is always my favorite character. She lives in the modern world , never forgetting her heritage. She honors and reveres those who have gone before us.
Joyce has a very soothing voice with proper inflection when needed.. I enjoy listening to her narrations.
At times, I felt concern for the characters. Like Jane was taking on too much and she would not be able to come home this time.
I just love the Jane Whitefield stories and so glad I had the opportunity to read another.. Thanks Thomas Perry for bringing by favorite heroine back!
Love the character; loved the previous books, but this one was lacking the vitality which comes from surprise. Previous books seemed a touch more imaginative. I hope Perry is not tiring of his own character. Still glad I read it.
Not as exciting as previous tales
Never grabbed me
Most descriptions of Jane Buying things; plot was ludicrous, esp. when she killedall the men at the cottage in the Adirondacks
The continuation of the business of Jane Whitefield - the central character.
The whole concept of the main character as a modern-day heroine putting her own body (and life) on the line for others.
To me, she is Jane Whitefield.
I discovered Thomas Perry in 2011 via the first Jane Whitefield novel, and within 12 months I had listened to all of his books. He is now my favourite author. My favourite series is the Jane Whitefield stories but I also enjoy the Butcher's Boy series as well as the individual stories.
I really enjoyed listening to the lastest installment. It was darker than the rest. Jane is shown that her time is ending -- everyone is getting very close to her ---
It was worthy addition to Thomas Perry. I understand some of the reviews but Janes job is risky and in this one she is caught and suffers --
read it -- worth a credit