I almost never give up on a book. I can usually muddle through the most challenging writing so that my review is based on the complete work. Not this time. I didn't make it past chapter 10. Using multiple narrators is usually a good thing but in this case it's just irritating. This story just never caught my attention. I've been trying to get through this book for a year. I give up.
I think fans of C.C. will like or love this book. I couldn't get past the Narration. I had just listened to book 2 and that narrator was awesome.
The plot was good. The story moved along at a good pace.
They lacked anima. They just seemed flat. I should say I had just listened to book two and was comparing, without intension. Book two narration made the characters come to life.
I was disappointed because I love the characters Savage and Sherlock. In this book they seemed like different characters.
I think if you hadn't listened to other narrators portray Savage and Sherlock you might really enjoy this book.
The story line wasn't bad, but a bit predictable. It certainly didn't have me riveted to my earbuds. The thing I really didn't like was the canned "Eve said", "Harry said", "Sherlock said", etc. of the narration. I suppose the both male and female narration added to the audiobook and the text had to be read verbatim, but it sounded as if the "So and so said" phrases were recorded separately as inserted as needed. I found this very repetitive and distracting.
Don't think I would.
I couldn't get past the first few chapters. The story was awful and the narrators were worse. The voice of the kid.....I had nightmares.
This book was simple and predictable, and there was barely any suspension of disbelief.
Mediocre story-line aside, I probably would have enjoyed it more if the female narrator was better. I couldn't get over the children's voices... they sounded like the way I talk to my cats... whiny and high-pitched; no child actually speaks like that.
I wanted to give the narration 2 stars, but settled at 3 because Jim Meskimen wasn't bad, and he actually had some inflection and fun character personalities. If he had performed the entire book, I might have given it a higher rating.
Listening to this book was frustrating. It was too long for such a feeble storyline. The worst part was the female voice actor. I do not wish to make anyone feel badly but her main character voice and voice personifications of several characters were brutal. It would have been better without the silly personifications. The author's attempt at humor and colorful description at times was poor. She is no comedian and her dull humor was completely out of place. I will not pick up another Catherine Coulter book. I did finish the book but at the end I could not figure out why I did.
No. It would be a waste of time and with so many other good books to read why would I?
The female narrator did detract so much from the book. I already do not like the feeble attempt to guide me as I hear a book. I prefer one voice reading without personification of characters. Just read me the book.
Stop at 16. Please!!!!
I don't think so
The narrator was okay, but the kids voices were so annoying
The dialog was lame and the plot was ridiculous. I would not recommend this book.
May have turned out to be a good story, but I couldn't get past the reader's baby talk in the first thirty minutes when doing the children's lines......if an author must put three and five year old kids in a book and include conversations with them, the editor should NEVER let the reader try to imitate with baby talk. No child actually talks like this. Gag
A little slow moving. The reader bugged me at first....a lot of He said She said which I am not used. Overall not great but good.
Yes going to listen to the book that tells what happened to Emma next.