I should start by saying I have enjoyed reading Mr. Kellerman's, Alex Delaware series. For me listening to this book was less enjoyable. Far too much mindless dialog between characters, "She said. I said. She said. I said. She said..." I relate to the narrator, Mr. Rubinstein, as the voice of Alex - and other male characters. However, there is not enough tonal range in his voice for me to distinguish each character in an intensely dialog laden tale such as, Victims. I would rather read the book.
I was expecting a great story with a narrator to bring it alive, instead this story was less than mediocre and the narrator with his short choppy almost amused style was horrific. I literally had to force myself to listen to the whole book. Painful!!!
Another great listen from Kellerman. I really enjoyed this book I am a true fan of this series I love the characters.
Love the narrator John Rubinstein, as he tells the story through the characters. Alex Delaware series is very entertaining and easy to listen to while I work on my knitting projects.
I used to like Kellerman but this one was too grisly for my taste....and too long. I won`t be reading any more. One thing I noticed about a lot of authors of this genre is that the outrageous crimes get worse, criminals unbelievable and the story way too long just to extend the yuck factor.....I guess after a while authors have to out do their last book. Gratuitous cruelty, violence, psychological mind games and annoying characters are not entertaining. I only gave it 3 stars because at least it held my attention until almost the end.
Rubinstein is find.
No because this story doesn`t need a follow up.
i don't need to listen again...Kellerman always gets it right the first time.
I enjoy the friendship and development of trust between Milo and Alex
Rubenstein hits every character just right...I can't think of anyone who could do a better job.
I was moved when Milo was rescued by alex and couldn't quite face his friend to thank him or admit how vulnerable he was to dying. He was no longer the "protector".
keep the series coming
Love audio books; drive me to work and back; an ever changing road.
Very annoying voices from the narrator. Stupid plot; not at all believable. And a lot of behind the scenes political views being voiced. Can't believe these novels are popular. Is it just because this takes place in California? Yuch!!
The author writes an entertaining AND believable story. The sadness really ebbed and flowed through the story line. The ending was subtle and powerful.
I can't think if any other book that compares. I tend to read mysteries and thrillers from certain authors, and the characters and settings are distinct from author to author.
I really enjoy the Milo character.
The book is funny in parts, because Milo and Alex have a particular rapport. I really felt the book had an underlying sadness that overshadowed any sort of horror that the description of the murder evoked.
It's a typical Delaware novel, if you're a fan, it's like comfort food.
I love Rubinstein! He does a great range of different voices. Rubinstein keeps me thoroughly entertained on my long commute. In fact, I sometimes enjoy commuting (gasp!) because of Rubinstein's performance.
"In a World Where There's Victims"
Milo Sturgis is always my favorite part of an Alex Delaware novel, the small insights into his psyche are more intriguing, sometimes, than the story. This novel progressed and culminated as every other Delaware novel does. I found it to be predictable, but I otherwise did enjoy Victims. It was like settling into an armchair that knows your contours and is comfortable in all the right spots.
Yes, Jonatthan Kellerman is one of my favorites because his stories consistently involve a high level of stimulating deduction and intelligent men brainstorming.