Yes, the story is very exciting
Changing his voice a little more for different characters and be a little more expressive
yes, if I could
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.
Part of the fun for me is trying to figure out what comes next. Therefore, cannot read again, however, the storyline here is so clean and well written that I might reference certain sections.
I always admire Dee Henderson's writing such suspenseful stories with clean langauge and care when developing her characters. The best part of this particular story is that there are many surprise twists. You may figure things out but then there is always something that adds to the suspense.
Would like to see Henderson books as a TV series.
I love Dee Henderson, but this is definitely her best book yet! I love how she weaves in characters from a number of her previous books and it is done seamlessly! I read it the day it came out and enjoyed it again by listening!!
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
great use of deductive reasoning and good fast dialogue. This is listed under romance and is not what most core romance readers/listeners seek. This is a good example of good christian faith woven into a mystery/ FBI story.
I have not finished the book as write, but I hope to finish this book. The dialogue is that good for the mystry portion . I have hit the heavy faith portion author has woven into the story, and with all due respect, I feel the dialogue should be in the Christian or family listings. Tastfully done, but not appropriate or stated in the publishers synopsis.
I liked his reading style. Fast pace which made up for any other criticisms I may have of the editing. This should have been posted under Christian genre.
this author is a very talented writer, but her books are in the wrong section and not for me.
This was part of BOGO sale and I did not read the reviews before selecting. Both choices seem a bit on the outside of my usual buys. Overall I can't say I was pleased with the selections! I know audible wants its listeners to expand their reading scope, but if I wanted a Christian listen, I would have gone to that section. Audible please take note.
This book really didn't stand out at all in its genre. I'm not one of those people who try to figure out the story from the opening chapter. I like to listen (or read) and let the story unfold. That being said, this story line was rather predictable and frankly not all that well put together. I was disappointed based on the premise. I also felt that the introduction of religion into the story was rather contrived and didn't add value. .
The ending was especially anti-climactic. It was clear for hours in advance where the story was going and I just hoped that it would make the journey there exciting. But to me the ending was a big fizzle.
I have read almost everything Dee Henderson has ever written and think she's immensely talented. That said, this book was not her at her best. The main character was a writer and in the story she is the author of the O'Malley series (another series Henderson wrote). The constant praise of her O'Malley series in the book was so prolific, I actually felt embarrassed for Dee. The constant doting on her writing and compliments about how talented she (Ann, the author who Dee Henderson kind of modeled after herself) felt arrogant and unlike her.
Note to authors everywhere. If you're writing a book about someone (who's modeled after yourself), don't sing your own praises. Let someone else do it...outside the book. You're better than that.
Probably not, although I have read that her other work is not like this.
More believable characters, less banal conversation.
The way the book is set up, there are only 2 primary characters, both of which became like nails on a chalkboard. It was not the performance that was the problem,.Mr. De Vries did a fine job--and his voice reminded me of the late Kidd Kraddick, which may have been what kept me listening.
Frustration. I have a hard time paying for a book and not finishing, and this was like punishment.
I thought I was purchasing a mystery/thriller, or at least police procedural, with a romance thrown in. What I got was the opposite, except without the spark (as another reader put it, it was more like a business merger than a romance). The police work was treated like an afterthought, taking a backseat to page after page of boring dialogue between two people getting to know each other, mostly over video chat. The characters were totally unbelievable, and the dialogue was at times amateurish.
It is a bit too Preachy and religious for my taste in books
a decent Story . I likes the voice of the story teller