Kyra Davis's Sophie Katz is what Stephanie Plum used to be. She is endlessly entertaining. Davis's books are always witty, fast-paced and good mysteries. Where Stephanie Plum has degenerated into a cartoonish figure, Sophie rises above it all. I would recommend all of her books--there isn't a bad one among them.
I just LOVE this series! I'm a very picky chick lit reader as too often the stories are so sweet, unbelievable and predictable that I can't stand it. But these books… these books are FUN. The characters are fantastic, the writing crisp, the plots complex and hilarious. Kyra Davis shows how great chick lit can be.
Got a different narrator, Tavia Gilbert, Jennifer Ikeda, Poter......
The narrator is why I couldn't finish, sorry. Maybe it is for preteens.
Hard to tell it was the narrator that made me give up.
I will from now on listen to the sample before buying a book. No matter how well it is written if the performance is bad.......
This one was too predictable throughout the story. It made Sophie appear to be a complete idiot. The amount of whining was unbelievable. There were so many times I was so tempted to stop listening, but I enjoy the series and kept thinking it would get better. This one was way off the mark.
Gabra Zackman has done a wonderful job with this series, but she seemed as off as the story did. Maybe the amount of whining was getting to her, too.
I'll try the next one and hope for the best. If you've never read any of the series, don't start with this one. Start from the beginning.
Not for a few years. But I would watch mini-series. I've reread some of Davis's other books from this series that I hadn't read for some time.
It has the sass of Suits (USA) and the character development of 30 Rock (NBC) on top of a sexy suspenseful plot.
No, I was thoroughly entertained throughout.
Great from start to finish, excited for the next one. I highly recommend the series.
maybe not on the edge of my seat in suspense but almost fell of weight bench while working out and listening to this book
Sophie and her friend at the sex trade show
lot's of laughable scenes in this book
This was my first book in the Sophie Katz series. I listened to the audio version. It was a fun, fluffy mystery story with a lot of good laughs along the way. I have to say Sophie in Vegas at a sex trade show/convention was a total riot (note to self don't listen to this while working out, you get funny looks from those around you when you are laughing to yourself). If you are looking for a good escape and some laughs along the way this book is a good choice. I will have to try some of Sophie's other books
I feel like my review requires an apology to Kyra Davis. I love these books. They're always so much fun. In fact my only complaint about the earlier books is the gratuitous sex scene thrown into each book. I just fast forward. They make me feel like a voyeur and they don't advance the plot. We get it. They like each other.
All of the earlier books have been the sort of thing I've devoured in a day or two. Yes, they're over the top and you have to enter an agreement with the writer that you will suspend disbelief and she won't make it too hard to do so. Sadly, in this book, she didn't keep up her end and I couldn't do my part either.
It felt like she wanted to write a spy thriller. It wasn't fun or funny. It was a labor. The secondary characters became tertiary. You didn't enjoy her relationships with her friends and family, they were merely props.
It was action packed, but instead of feeling exhilarated, I just felt tired.
That said, I liked all of the earlier books so much I will buy whatever comes next.
Ms Zackman is great. She brings the characters to life!
I love the Sophie Katz series, they're fun adventures that stand up to repeat listening, and the cast of zany characters is fantastic! Somehow, I don't find this installment quite as enjoyable as her previous ones. It may be due to the plot stretching the edge of disbelief; or that it lacks some of the lighthearted interludes of the previous tales; or that Sophie seems to have lost a little of her edge and feistiness. That being said, it's still an enjoyable listen with some laugh out loud moments and I'm eagerly looking forward to Sophie's next "situation"!
As with all the Sophie Katz novels, this is an easy, fun and interesting story.
Exciting, emotional and well written
Dena - she is a many layered character
Sophie and Dena - very interesting and diverse characters.