I think the story has potential but I cannot get past the hideous accents that appear and disappear seemingly on a whim. I live in Boston. If Bostonians sounded like that, I would leave. Immediately.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This was my first book in this series and my first by this author, however I watch the series on TV and like it very much. I thought the storyline was pretty good and moved at a good pace but the beginning of the book was much better than the end. Towards the end it became a little predictable, it had two twists which I only suspected one of. I liked the characters but the narrators male voices were not for me. All in all a good read.
Tess Gerritsen is a very good writer. This story is well developed with nice twists. Tanya Eby narrates this book very well with nice separations of characters.
I really enjoyed the book, it kept me in suspense until the end, which I won't tell, because other's may want to get the book, but the plot was great, the narrator was O.K. it's hard to get the perfect narrator, sometime's you just got to go with who the person is, take's a lot of concentration, to keep up with everyone...but I would suggest the book and I will probably listen to it again...it's a keeper
A waste of ink, paper, and time!
An unfathomable story line, the most spectacularly boring monotone narration make listening to this story an exercise in tolerance.
A reliable author like King, Koontz, Sanford or Patterson.
Not in the foreseeable future.
My wife loves the Tv show based on these characters, and occasionally I find it amusing.
I bought this book to listen as we drove from Ohio to N Carlolina. About forty minutes into this one, my wife, who loves the female authors, moaned "Please turn that off!"
Of the fiction I've listened to, this one is among the top. Tess Gerritsen has the ability to catch your attention immediately, and keep you listening right to the end.
I love that "Rat" was back. A young orphan from one of the earlier Rizzoli and Isles books - it was lovely to have him included in this story. The author's ability to create memorable characters is really good. Although I'd listened to many books in between this one and the previous; I immediately remembered him.
I love the way she changes her voices and tone. She made the narrative so easy to understand. Her timing and tone also changes with the story line. Very professional performer.
There were a few. It's a thriller so you are often moved by a tense situation. There are also enough real or tender moments - such as when Rizolli's parents have their conflict - that make it feel more realistic. I found that I identified with those times as much as the good ones.
I'm often disappointed by authors when their series get to the fifth or sixth book. Sometimes it feels as though the characters are worn out and there's nothing new to learn from them. With Tess Gerritsen and this series - that is not the case. Her characters are well-rounded and believable and the narrative is not predictable. Your attention is hooked and you will listen as it unfolds with growing interest. A great read!
First of all, the reader was terrible. Her Bostonian accent for Jane Rizzoli just didn't work and grated on the nerves. The story moved along pretty well until the last quarter .. It was like the author didn't know how she would end it and then just pushed an ending together and well, it was quite unsatisfying. I guess it was supposed to be a "surprise ending" but in fact it was just a disappointing one. In fact, I don't think I ever really understood the reason behind the murders .. oh well. I guess the author is getting tired and certainly the reader isn't worth looking for more from ..so off to find other books to read
Yes, but I would recommend reading it, not listening to it.
She was awful! In trying to lower her voice to a masculine level, she made all of the men sound like dummies, not to mention making an astrophysicist sound like Howdy Doody! What ever possessed the author - who writes these terrific Rizzoli & Isles books - to allow her story to be pulled down to this level? It was hard to listen to.
There IS a TV series :-)
I have read several of Tess G's books and enjoyed them. "Last to Die" was ok. Story was not quite believable and the narrator was just awful...My suggestion is just read the book and leave the accents to the locals. I am from SE Mass. and listening to the narrator trying to do a Boston accent was painful. She came out sounding like she was from Brooklyn NY.
Yes, usually her stories are very good.
Horrible accents and the voices of men....awful. Please just read the book or get more than one narrator if you want more character definition.
I've been a big fan of the Rizzoli and Isles series, but her four last books have been one disappointment after another. This story was pretty predictable and burdened with cliches. The two main characters, Rizzoli and Isles did not really have much to do with the story itself (just like her past few books), and could have been removed from the book and nobody would be the wiser.
Tanya Eby's voice was a bit too bright and enthusiastic for a mystery novel. Anna Fields got Rizzoli and Isles spot-on.
No, this was a total waste of time.
Tess Gerritsen got me hooked on Rizzoli and Isles with "The Surgeon," "The Apprentice," "The Sinner," and "Body Double." With the other later novels in the series, it's as if she dusted off some practice novels she wrote when she was just a beginner writer, and decided to pepper in Rizzoli and Isles here and there just so the novels can be sold under the franchise. I'm ready to give up on the Rizzoli and Isles series altogether.