Wife, Mother, Sister, and Friend
suspense between main characters
story line was good but dragged out too much to follow actual storyline
Professional Madwoman, lulled to an acceptable level of social behavior only by the constant, continual, susurrants of the spoken word piped in my ears through the magic of small, discrete, wireless headphones. OK, maybe I do sometimes laugh in inappropriate situations, startle an unwitting audience by gasping at nothing, and elict stares when I drop expletives in a silent void, it's all good.
Someone looking for a syrupy romance with an impossibly heroic manly man, and can overlook a plot with more holes than baby swiss, might enjoy this book. The ratio of romance to actual story is about four to one. Someone who has difficulty following something more complicated than P.D.Eastman, might find this book enjoyable.
I lost interst in the story after I got bored by poorly written, relentless sex, sex, sex!
Shannon did not perform, she read.
This book was BORING!
What a diapointment because the free first chapters did not indicate it was full of mindless drivel.
I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers
So boring, I couldn't finish it, I tried but couldn't.
Don't think so.
I think she was probably ok, the story was so boring she didn't have much to work with.
My review of Shiver must begin with a disclaimer. I read only the first few lines of the summary before buying it. As a result, it wasn't until I was about 20% through it that I realized, to my dismay, that I was trapped in a ROMANCE NOVEL. However, I didn't stop listening and what follows are my reason/s why.
From the outset, Karen Robards does a skilled job of writing a piece of pulp fiction. The story sets its course solidly; twenty-three year old single mom, devoted to her child, mature beyond her years, works third shift driving a tow truck, repoing cars to support her child. The setting is the seamier side of East St. Louis, and the streets are mean streets. Sam is fearless and resourceful until the night she picks a late job. Easy enough, its a BMW and prime for the picking. UNtil the trunk pops open and inside is a guy, wounded and beaten. In the brief moment that Sam hesitates, the same hit man who plopped this guy in the trunk now adds Sam to his haul. Just like that, Sam and Danny are thrust together -no pun intended of course- and off goes the story.
I think what kept me going from this point on was the fact that each time the reader feels a romantic moment coming on -Sam oogling Danny's butt or muscles, or what not- the story explodes into some wild act of violence. A particularly taut scene is when Danny, on Sam's phone, listens to the torture of her son's babysitter by the cartel hitmen. In fact, the novel goes on like that until the conclusion.
The performance is also really excellent. The reader expertly captures the attitude, the savvy, of Sam's character. Never mind the proposterous storyline; Danny is not a former federal agent who went over to the cartel and has become a protected witness to save his butt. No, he is actually an FBI special agent pretending to be a protected witness while the real witness is providing the FBI with testimony. Its all a weird melodrama and romance that works because the author, helped immensely by the reader, has a flair and a sense of how pulp fiction (the style, not the film) works and uses that with a skilled hand.
I think having finished listening to Shiver, my only question for the author is who she and the publisher planned to market this to. Fans of Jack Reacher will turn this off about a third of the way through, though they shouldn't, and fans of romance are going to be a little unnerved by the level of violence. Actually, this story has its best chance when someone buys the option for the film. Can't miss. So, give it a chance, like me, you may not be able to turn it off.
Shanon McManus did a good job of it. If she hadn't read so well, I wouldn't have finished listening.
Shannon has a youthful and nice voice, easy to understand for a foreigner.
The beginning was promising and it wasgood that the female main character had a typical "male" job, towing cars.
This story would be more suitable in a teenagers' magazine.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This book reminds me of an earlier book, Walking after Midnight which was also written by Karen Robards. I like them both, this book took me a little bit longer to get into though. I usually read all of KR suspense/romance books she writes. She usually has an animal in the story, this time she used a kid for the lovable character. My favorites books by Karen Robards are One Summer and Whispers at Midnight. If you like this kind of book I recommend reading Suzanne Brockmann's Trouble Shooters series. Other good suspense/romance authors are Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, and Tami Hoag.
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
I really enjoyed the free first chapter from Audible. However, listening to the full book was a little disappointing. The lead character seemed to annoy me. Plus the ending was a little too convenient.
the storyline was so predictable and far fetched. the end couldn't come quick enough to be fair I actually read it to the end. but what a bore
reader was excellent
no no no
all of them
I wasted my time
Admittedly I've never been in witness protection but this was a very boring book with a very predictable storyline. Characters were just plain blah. I just couldn't wait for it to end. Not sure why I stuck with it.
The story line is great, keeps you on your toes. And the romance is pretty hot too!