The dialogue in this novel does not ring true. Male figures have conversations that no man would have. The characters all seem to have complete insight into one another, which is unrealistic. The main characters have abilities and talents far beyond those of mere mortals. The story would be more natural with characters based on more normal folks.There is also a gratuitous Christian theme, which doesn't seem to advance the story.
I don't think it is necessary to affect various voices in the performance. It is distracting.
Basing my review on the description given of the book, it is NOT AS ADVERTISED! I was expecting a cop mystery/thriller, absolutely not what I got! There is very little mystery, yes, the main characters are cops or FBI agents but that's secondary to their personal relationships with God and a budding love story. I have nothing against Christian stories, even enjoy them occasionally but this was just too much, could not force myself to finish it. Wish I could return it....
Loved the book waiting for a new one from dee henderson!! good buy!
Just a great listen
I am a fan of Dee Henderson, so I was a bit disappointed with this one.
It didn't keep my attention to the end like her other books.
I was very pleased at the beginning of the book when I found that the O'Malleys are in the book, but then it just fizzled from there.
It doesn't grab you to the end.
Not a bad story, but not a great one.
If an individual had never read or listened to a Dee Henderson book before, Full Disclosure may have caught his or her fancy. Having characters from the author's other books show up in this story was interesting. However, having the main character of Full Disclosure be the author of Dee's other stories felt...wrong. I would still buy this book because of the writing style. It amuses me that every character speaks with such 'matter-of-factness'.
No, it was just TOO unbelievable, sorry. Don't want to give away the story, but he's an FBI agent, she knows several of his friends AND family members, has written best-selling books about them and they NEVER met each other? There are more "too good to be true" issues with this novel, it was just a bit too much. If some of those things were not in the book, the story would have been pretty good, it was just overdone in my opinion.
Not surprised really, too many things pointed to it.
Good narrative voice, it did make the purchase worth it.
It would need some editing. One choice would be Christopher Noth and Anne Hathaway.
I would definitely recommend this book, but only if they first read Dee's OMalley and Military Series. I've enjoyed her stories so much, and re-read them often. Was so excited when I saw she FINALLY published another.
In the beginning, I was ready to email her and ask her why she she didn't use the correct names. I recognized Dave and Kate right away, but it was Richards, not Sinclair. Glad I waited. Loved the way she pulled it all together. Loved the way I could recognize all her characters. So satisfying. I absolutely LOVED all of it.
At the end, that she married Paul.
I did have an extreme reaction. I did both, with a lot of OHHHS in there too.
Please Dee, don't wait so long to write more. I've re-read you so much, I could probably quote dialogue. You're a very gifted writer. A feel good writer. We need more.
Avid listener :)
No. Since I could not finish the book I could not recommend it to others.
It lacked passion and chemistry.
The narration was wonderful and what kept me trying to listen longer, but unfortunately I could not finish the book.
The fact that it is a Christian book might not have kept me from purchasing the story, but I do wish I had known going into it. I really like suspense romances but this was NOT a romance. There was no passion and I didn't even feel chemistry between the main characters. I felt like it was more of a business merger then a budding romance. Ms. Henderson seems to have a large fan base and that's wonderful, but I thought a review should be posted letting others know what they are going into.
I don't know. Maybe watch the nightly news or read something written in the last 75 years.
David did an admirable job, given that the dialogue veered between something akin to the agonizing should I-shouldn't I of adolescents and the spit-and-polish dehumanized back-and-forth of law enforcement professionals with no personalities.
The self-torturing ruminations of the heroine actually became comical after a while. It was like nothing I've ever heard in real life from a woman over 30 - well, really, like nothing I've ever heard from a woman over 18, but also like nothing I've ever read. Downright odd, really. Exhausting and repetitive.
Yes. Mostly I blame audible for not somehow giving me a heads-up that this was from a so-called Christian publisher. It was not to my taste. I was raised as a Christian and have many Christian friends, but none of them are as boring as these characters, even the supporting ones, all of whom appear to have no major flaws or quirks. Then, too, the fact that this author's heroine is a best-selling author of what are undoubtedly equally stale and tepid romances seems narcissistic in the extreme, and shows a perhaps unwarranted degree of self-importance, no matter how often she has her characters praying or talking with God, which is a LOT. But I stayed with it to the end just so I could write a review. I kept hoping there might be some situation or character introduced who was more than two-dimensional, but alas, none appeared. Between that lack of real characters and being asked to believe that two people in their thirties would marry after a half dozen kisses and MONTHS of talking about the same thing over and over and over and OVER again, this book was not worth the $4.95. Forewarned, I will avoid this author in the future.
I was unaware that this was a Christian book. Even so, are people of faith really that vanilla and boring? You really want me to believe that a Chicago homicide cop doesn't swear and is so wholesome that he could give Ward Cleaver a run for his money? Not to mention that the heroine, who is apparently a master at a million activities that are in no way related is a 40 year old virgin ?!? I know this is fiction, but the reason I like fiction is it is more exciting than real life. In this book, there is no chemistry, little action, and creepy "dates" where they watch each other do nothing via webcam. Also, the narrator has no ability to do a female voice.