Did not read the print version, but the narration provided a second level to the understanding of the story. Julia Whelan is a great vocal artist and I plan to look for other titles narrated by her
In some ways it reminds me of A Night over Water, by Ken Follett. In both novels the main character, a young woman, is confronted with the need to make her own choices, to act against Power, if you will.
Ms Whelan mastered the accents and speech patterns very well. Although I thought her primary narration of the thoughts of the main character were great, I particularly enjoyed her ability to perform the parts of more incidental characters with regional accent.
I think it would make a great Lifetime made for TV movie. The tag line would be a tough call, and it would take a lot more thinking
I bought this by accident...thought it was a different book. But I ended up liking it. Very strong story and performed in a compelling manner.
I haven't read the print version
The main character. She was inspirational on how she took control of situations.
I hated for it to end! GREAT book!
Avid reader and, now, listener of most any genre, but especially sci-fi, fantasy, and books to which I like to refer as "history mysteries".
I'm a sixty-year-old male who isn't prone to reading what many readers would consider to be "chick lit". I bought the book pretty much on a whim after reading the synopsis and reviews of other Audible listeners. Like most of the other readers, I was immediately intrigued by the story and found myself wanting to know how the heroine would deliver justice to the bad guys. And, much to my surprise, I really enjoyed the sweet and romantic love story.
The characters were honest and believable. The villains were quite adequately villainous, and the good guys were not, thankfully, cheesy. All in all, it was a good balance of all the pertinent factors of the story: crime, intimidation, intrigue, treachery, character strength and, of course, love.
As an avid listener I must admit that I was at first a little disappointed in Ms. Whelan's performance. I felt that it lacked much of the dynamics that I've experienced with other performers. Fortunately, as I continued to listen and more characters were introduced, I realized her range was much wider than I thought. I do believe, however, that pulling off male voices seems to be more difficult for some female performers than vice versa. In any case, the overall performance was enjoyable.
Russian mob family suffers their ruin at the hands of a teenager-turned cyber cop who finds true love along the way.
Not all "chick lit" is sappy romanticism ... not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.