Synonym for gaslight(ing). Reader with better sense of speaking emphasis.
mispronunciation of macabre
No one comes to mind. This reader could be trained.
Decent story line. Needs some work on vocabulary.
I wasted a credit.
NO! The narrator used inaccurate emphasis so many times I had to grit my teeth. There were run-ons, pauses in the middle of phrases, and shifts in pronunciation which completely changed meaning at times.
The story was as good but the reading was far worse. I have listened to several other Lisa Jackson books and enjoyed them, but this was disappointing. As I said, good story though.
I became so leery of hearing mispronounced sentences that at times I lost track of the story.
I did not like this book. Maybe because the story was over 17 hours long and could have been told in 5 hours. Very redundant, and far-fetched. There were so many good reviews - I guess it's just not my kind of book.
Noah age 2 has been missing for two years. Ava his mother has never given up hope even after a stay in a mental hospital. Everyone thinks she is a certifiable nut case. As the story unfolds we learn the secrets this family is keeping. Each is more bizarre than the next.
Just when you think you have figured it out, the author throws you a curve. The story becomes so bizarre as to be unbelievable. The ending doesn't make much sense.
Another thing I had a hard time with was the hardcore cussing. The cursing would make a rapper blush. It is not necessary to spice up dialogue with G**D*** & F******C***** and much worse.
I would not recommend the book.
This is a great listen! Just when I thought I had it all figured out....I was wrong.
Say something about yourself!
Yes! I did not want to turn it off!
Yes, it kept me guessing until the end. It was full of suspense!
The main character, Ava
If I didn't have a book to read-I would listen to this again-especially looking for more clues now that I know.
had me guessing throughout
voices of others-helps to have a visual
-you don't want to know-
A GREAT Narrator And a GOOD Story!!!
it was different from what I normally listen to. the story was intriguing and held my interest !!
was when Ava almost threw Jewel ann over the second railing....
YES! I really liked all the twists & turns in the story!!
I REALLY Enjoyed .....my first L.Jackson novel am on my Second one Now!!
I've read several of Lisa Jackson's books...and this is as good or better than others. However, the narrator was very distracting. She never seemed to get the *flow* of the story, and seemed to struggle with the voice changes and the overall feeling of the story. I will listen to other books by Lisa Jackson, but not with this reader. She needs more coaching or maybe a director.
Have been trying out new authors and Lisa Jackson is one of them. I liked the book. Found the premise likable. It reminded me of a '70's creep movie. Crazy house, creepy family.. 'Don't Look Now' , I'll pay you if you stay here overnight kinda weird. Even self admitted in the story itself. There were a lot of twists as others said but sometimes too many, sometimes predictable but it didn't really keep me on the edge. Was a little overacted by the narrator but I did like her. Weird house, weird killer, not sure how necessary murders or some of the ppl. I agree with the slow start, was definately that. Not good. Not bad. Just decent. Loosely borderline "kitschy".