As the director of a clinical research company, I don't have time to read for pleasure. I listen to audio books while traveling either by auto, plane or train. For this reason, I am unable to compare a written version to an audio version.
The vivid description of how women were treated in the workplace back in the 1970's and especially in the south, in an all male workforce was great. I really felt as if I were taken back in time. I live close to Atlanta so all the landmarks and politics were spot on. I was told stories of how businesses were back then and this book really does tell it how it was. Also, I thought this book brought much needed background to the Will Trent chacracter. It was a book I didn't want to end. I could have listened to ten more hours......maybe more,
I was so pleased to see that Will could find happiness with Sarah. Both are loveable and deserved to find one another. Hate to say it but the next book should be about Will investigating his wifes murder.....I think that will be the only way he will be able to let go of the pain she continues to cause.
PLEASE WRITE MORE BOOKS WITH WILL TRENT, SARAH LINTON, FAITH MITCHELL AND AMANDA WAGNER IN THEM.....PLEASE
The story was lead me to want to keep reading. There were a lot of characters to keep up with for an audible. I listen to audibles when I'm driving or doing chores, so I'm no able to completely focus and this is one that requires a lot of attention to keep up. I got the jist of it, but I'm sure I missed some details here or there.
First audilbe that I didn't enjoy the narrator.
I really like this book. I never read any book of Karin Slaughter but after this one I definitely will ready the other ones from the series. Kathleen Early is great on all voices.
I made myself finish this book, I was bored, and set it down several times.
The story just wasn't one I could get into, too many t's not crossed and i's not dotted.
Too many to list........
I usually like a connected back story and current story, but description of discrimination against women in the 70's was not well portrayed. Having lived through it in the South, I would say there was more subtlety - not calling women crude names to their faces. The characters were not believable enough.
Things like being "drunk" at dinner and then showing up at a crime scene didn't seem believable. I didn't care for the jail scene.
None of the characters interested me and there was not enough action to keep me even the slightest bit curious about what would happen next. I gave up about half way through. Twice. (Yes, because of some of the really positive reviews, I tried starting over twice thinking I must be missing something.) This book just wasn't for me.
I don't know if the narrator was difficult to listen to because the subject matter she had to read was uninteresting,,, or the subject matter was made more difficult to become interested in because of the amateurish and distracting cadence of the narrator. I don't think I will buy a book written by this author or read by this narrator again.
I agree with the negative reviews I have read here... especially that the book was disjointed and not interesting enough to try and stick with it.
Very difficult to follow the story. Disjointed
I would be hesitant without more information about anything new.
Everyone sounded the same.
Bordom and confusion.
Nurse, mother, wife, Catholic and avid reader!
Husband and I had a road trip coming up so we downloaded this for the drive to Hilton Head. I was excited to listen because the book is set in Atlanta, just south of where we live. What a disappointment. The narrator is an annoying combination of soft talker and monotone. If I had been driving alone I would have worried about falling asleep!
All the characters were mildly annoying. I just couldn't find a single character I cared about. Who was I supposed to like? (spoiler)
The meth whore? Her crazy pimp? The female cop that doesn't put bullets in her gun? Really!?! The weird cop that stalks his doctor girlfriend? Ick.
I gave the book five hours of attention, but told my husband I wasn't interested enough to listen on the way back. He is keeping at it, but has said finishing the rest of the book is "like work". I don't get it, the book had such great ratings.
Gripping? Heart Pounding? Edge of your Seat? Where? It is a bunch of boring, and frustrating, flashbacks to the 70's. Yes, I realize that the 70's were difficult for women in the police departments but an other male police almost raping a female officer? Officers not responding to backup calls and instead calling you honey and telling you to take care of it? In one scene, the woman officer doesn't shoot a man as he is attempting to rape her partner because "me and my husband don't want a loaded gun in our house" tee hee. The book is just not believable for me.
I just could not believe the story. Yes, fiction, but at least make it realistic.
I read so I can write
I have one word for this series FANTASTIC!
This book was a perfect finish from one of the best mystery series I have listened to.
Throughout the entire series the characters played perfect parts in really well written stories.
This goes on my list of books to listen to again.