I would try another only if it wasnt packed with "talking to god"
Maybe....Needs to be labeled "spiritual" as a warning
Hes a great narrator
Its an ok read just too much about her characters talking to god and how god is the main person in their lives. Needs to be reclassified under "spiritual reading"
The only one I think of as 'Better'; and that's only if there has to be a 'better' would be a toss up between True Valor and Undetected. While I could poke some technical holes in either one of these three; the bottom line is still, all three of them are breath taking in creativity, Plot, and most of all a clear view of True Romance! Nice Job Ann! ... uh, Dee!!!
the way they referenced God and their relationships with him or her.
there was absolutely no chemistry between the characters.
the way they bargained over the marriage. who talks like that?
ha... a total rewrite.
While looking for another book, I noticed I had this one, but didn't know it was in a series, so now I guess I have to start from the first book, and listen to this one again...
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