It is a bit hard to pin, but I never thought this story line reached as high as the early parts of this series. They fit 2 distinct lines into a very short story, and neither really felt fulfilled.
I have seen other commentators that said she was terrible, and I don't agree there at all. This is the first book I have heard from her. I would consider her competent, though not necessarily the best I have heard. Some variation of voice for characters, but again, not as much variation as leads to a WOW! experience.
It was not terrible, but not great either. It fit in the "3-star" category of "nice enough for a short diversion, but not good enough to recommend."
Say something about yourself!
I've just started the book and am looking forward to the twists and turns but the narrator is different So Lyndsay seems like a different person. Just as I like authors I like narrators and associate them with the character. Disappointing.
Yes. It is convenient and great listening.
The different tone of voice when she reads it.
The women's murder club series continues to portray strong female characters dealing with personal and professional ambitions, but not at the expense of the intensity of the story. Lindsay and her cohorts struggle with balancing professional boundaries with friendships as well as the whole marriage-kids-career triad. The story itself is intense and eery, and took a twist I didn't see coming.
The moment that they saw the arrangement for the first time was pivotal to the rest of the story. Don't want to give away the story, so that's all I'm gonna say:)
I didn't care for January LaVoy's performance at all. Her accents were weak and inconsistent at best. Having listened to a number of the women's murder club stories by Carolyn McCormick, I developed an expectation of her voice and performance as the expression of Lindsay Boxer, etc. LaVoy is a weak substitute.
The story itself was not bad. It had potential to be very good in fact. However, the narrator made it a chore for me to just listen for a bit. No emotion, monotone. What has happened to Maxine? If I wanted to sleep through a book this would be the one. I should have loaded to Kindle and read it!
I'm not sure. May wait for next one through library that way I can test drive!
No emotion, monotone. Felt like being in a dental chair! What has happened to Maxine? Used to be great listening to this series. Perhaps a new narrator?
None. The characters are still good.
Mystery and Thriller reader sometimes a touch of romance doesn't hurt.
The under plot of the pregnancy and cheating. There was no least interesting.
No extra comments.
This narrator really wasn't bad. But I've been hearing Carolyn McCormick do all the voices through the whole series. I would say it was equal to tuning into a favorite TV show to find that they'd subbed out all the main characters. I was confused about who was talking when. Carolyn McCormick's voice is Lindsay Boxer to me, as she the books are read from her point of view.
After listening to the first 10, this didn't feel the same to me. Not sure if it was the narrator or the fact that the story was shorter. Definitely prefer Carolyn McCormack, she seems more Lindsay Boxer to me.
It is the story quality I have come to expect, but Carolyn McCorkmick has given true voice to the characters for so long that a critical element of the recording is missing. The overall experience is lacking and distracting without defined voices of the characters. Ms. Lavoy seems new to the role of narrator so it is sometimes difficult to discern which character is speaking. I was so excited about 11th Hour, but now I find I am equally disappointed.
We listen to books as I am preparing dinner and afterwards as we relax. While the male half of this duo loves Steven King books, he likes the fact that this book did not take us days to get through and thus held his interest. The shorter chapters and the fact that the chapter numbers were announced followed by a pause became a plus for both of us. That way we could stop the book were convenient while working in the kitchen.
This was our first Patterson book and we both found the book to be very good with its many twists and turns. We liked the surprise ending especially in the “skull” case.
What we did not like was the way Lindsey cut off her husband, Joe, at the knees when she thought there was infidelity. A trained officer would have done interrogation and research. I know she is pregnant but… she still did this with her job.
Since this is our first Patterson book, we have no comparison between his original reader and this new one. That said, we both thought this narrator did an excellent job with the many voices. We had no trouble understanding who was speaking.