I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The book starts on one course and then twists abruptly to another one. I liked that...I didn't see it coming. The characters are well-developed within the context of an unusual family...whose family members are matter-of-fact pure sociopaths. This ordinary presentation of extraordinary choices, people, and incidents left me thoroughly entertained. I was intrigued at the knowledge that this is a composite picture of people and families who really do exist and think in this extraordinary way.
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
The story line got better eventually and then went over the top again
It was over acted and that could have been the writing too. Too stereotypical in the character development. Characters felt like characters not people.
Lover of books and reading with a newfound appreciation for audiobooks...for a number of reasons!
It ranks at the top. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration, especially with multiple people reading the various parts.
There so many to choose from! One that had me on the edge of my seat was when LC confronted Paris after making a fatal error. I just knew her life was going to end early!
Paris! She is a spoiled, overly ambitious brat but a sassy lady.
LC - being the patriarch of the family and performed by a man with such a commanding voice, I spent most of the book trying to decide what actor should play his role if this were a movie. I couldn't decide between Ving Rhames and James Pickens, Jr. (Dr. Webber from Grey's Anatomy)!
I knocked off a star for performance because I believe all of the voices fit the characters relatively well...except Rio. Rio is flamboyant and fabulous, yet the performer sounded as if he were bored! I also noticed that I enjoyed hearing Harris more when LC's performer read his lines than the guy actually performing his character.
A good story line, with a few unexpected twists.
I was hesitant about getting this book but I took a chance. I am really happy that I did. Once I started listening I couldn't stop. I finished the book in a day and a half. I can't wait to read the next one.
It has a middle ranking.It was not amazing but it was pretty interesting and the cliff hanger at the end had me prepared to move on to the second book.
Do not have another book to compare besides the second installment.
Some of them I really liked, like the ones who played Orlando and LC. But others annoyed me like the ones who played London and Paris.
The moment that moved me was when Paris was fighting off the people for her brother Rio. Its like this is the moment when she finally made sense.
The subject matter of this book is compelling. The production quality is very high. The voice actors do a mighty job. This is just pure trash, though. There are very, very few books I give up on, and this now joins that very short list.
The different narrators are good and useful.
The characters and their sociopathic characters.
Orlando / Ruby at first meeting
This would be best suited for a 20 something male who is into action adventure.
This is my first book by Weber and Pete. I think this story just lacked suspence. The killing was so very frequent that it was completely unbelievable. I think they just need to start over. Sorry.
I like how Junior sought out the prostitute Ruby. It was interesting to see him explore his feelings about his 'rules' of life.
Good idea, but didn't work. Situation is interesting, but the characters are wooden, and the plot drags. Quit half way through.
Amazing what people will do for family. This was unreal for me. Has me looking curiously at the car dealerships i see on the streets.
Paris- she was hardy and head strong.
The scenes between Orlando and Ruby always got me laughing.
What we do for family