I have enjoyed the series by Karin Slaughter and the narration by Kathleen Early. This series of books takes place in Atlanta, GA and being from the south, I am naturally interested to read/listen to any book which takes place in the South. Try the series; will keep you interested as you enter underworld of all the characters..............
The summary did not give any indication how sad or sadistic this story was. I have no idea who would enjoy a book like this. I found I just couldn't continue with it, how could someone write this kind of thing and had I known what kind of book it was I never would have read it...which takes me back to the summary which gave NO indication as to what the story was about.
I thought that the narrator did a fair job, I was just surprised that any narrator would want to narrate it.
I can't think of any.
I would have appreciated more detail in the summary so that I would have had some idea as to what the story was about...perhaps a warning of some kind. I know many people enjoy this type of book but I would have appreciated a warning and I never would have loaded it.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
The story unfolded in a series of flashbacks and flash forwards which occurred in the mid 1970s and the current day. Sometimes when books jump back and forth too often I end up feeling the story suffers and I lose important pieces of the plot. Not so in this novel. I absolutely loved this book. Each time we switched "time zones" I learned more about the characters and the story. This book answered many of the questions I had about both Will and Amanda and after the book ended I wanted to immediately read Unseen. I hope it is as good as Criminal!
Yes. At times the images are horrific and so sickening that I can see the pain of it in my mind as real as anything I see in my own living room. Those pictures painted with Ms Slaughter's words are exactly what I hope for whenever I read. I want the story to take on a life of its own.
I tend to listen to my books at 1.5 speed. Some narrators do not hold up to the quickened speed but Ms Early's reading style is good at 1, 1.5 and even 2.
I like the story itself, except it got very tedious at times with repetitive details about how life was for female members of the police way back when. What annoyed me the most, however, was the narrator; for much of the book, she sounded like a school teacher attempting to get her 3rd graders to share what they'd done over spring break, when in fact she was e.g. describing a gruesome murder. At other times she appeared bored, just sort of plodding along.
Looking back now, I think I may have been doing the story itself an injustice and have changed the rating from 3 to 4 stars.
The story flipping between timelines might be a better read. As a listening experience it tended to get confusing. I had to listen to several chapters twice to try and keep track. Overall the story did not flow smoothly while the cartoonish notion of the 1970's was off putting.
The caricature of how women were treated in the 1970's made the novel almost comical. It seemed as if the author had thought she was writing about the 1870's.
The narration was adequate.
shorten the long meaningless dialogue between the cops.
I couldn't finish it. Maybe there was a good story in there somewhere.
I listened to this book first in the series and fell in love with Karen Slaughter and Will Trent. This book was a masterpiece, it was the kind of book that had me thinking about it when i wasn't reading it and when it was over i has wished it had several more hours to go. The detail were very well written they made you wrapped up so far into the story it was hard to turn it off.
Yes! Kathleen Early was great at narrating this book, putting emotion and aggression where it needed to go. Kathleen definitely brings the words to life!!!!!!!
Definitely the end...jaw dropping!!!!
By far one of my favorite Karin Slaughter's book.
This book was intense and gripped me from the beginning. The story line was different from a lot of crime novels I've read recently, which made it stand out. It was very interesting and kept you guessing, plus it was very easy to keep the flashbacks to the 70's separate from the present day.
I've never listened to any of Kathleen Early's performances before, but she did a great job differentiating between characters. At times, I forgot there was only one person narrating it.
I made it all the way through the book even though it has some of the most gruesome descriptions of torture I have read. At one point, I had to take a break for a few days. The story is well knitted and interesting, but I am still trying to get some of the images and the sick feeling they created out of my system.