This book has almost no plot and much of the dialog is so tedious that I finally couldn't stand listening to it. They are sitting in a car just spewing exposition most of which has little impact on the plot or the character development. Perhaps I just don't care for these all action-no plot types of books.
This is my first and last purchase of this authori.
Her male voice(s) are pretty bad. Almost insultingly bad (for the male audience)
The other is good at writing action sequences. The problem is that you can't sustain something the length of a book with only action sequences.
I'm a fan of Perry (and Jane Whitefield), and did enjoy this book. But it did not have the hold on me that his earlier Whitefield books had. For example, it always bothers me when the hero/protagonist fails to take obvious steps that would improve his/her chances of a good outcome (eg, why didn't Jane take one of her captor's cars--or at least his money--when she escaped?) or does things that put her at risk w/o taking obvious steps to mitigate that risk. These things could have been done w/o compromising the plot (which was borderline believable at best). Jane's motivations were weak as well--eg, how did she know that her client really was innocent of the crimes for which he had been convicted?
I'm talking myself into an even lower rating, but I did enjoy the book, so I will stick with 4*.
The headlong start of the book kept you guessing how it could end.
Jane Whitefield only improves with time.
Have listened to all the Jane Whitefield books multiple times, and this one is on a par with the well narrated pace and characters voiced.
It kept me on the edge of my seat.
The fact that the heroine is not impervious to injury and pain this time around but nonetheless uses good strategy to survive is a great development.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
I love this group of books and I've always found them fabulous. This is the book where the author asked the question, what if it really goes wrong. I did not find it off base, but it sort of spoiled the super hero quality of Jane Whitefield. What I can't see is where he'll go next. I love the qualities of Jane.But it's hard to see who she'll become older and wiser. I hope Thomas Perry tries for that .This is the book where youth and beauty start to fail. Real. But hard to know where it goes next.
My name is Jennifer Pineiro, not Jesus.
One of the best
When the bad guy drank the
Knew pretty easily who the characters were
I love Thomas Perry's books - still haven't ditched The Butcher's Boy series from my Ipod. That being said, this book was the usual wonder from Perry, although short. The problem was Joyce Bean, who normally is a great reader and has a touch that helps the book's emotion or action. This time Ms Bean evidently had a bus to catch. She read the story as if she was only allowed so much time to read it and, by God, she was going to do it. Ruined a good book, sadly.
I should have listened to the few negative reviews on this book before wasting my money! I am quitting listening after the first hour or so...can't take any more than that...totally unbelievable story...almost amateurish.