The story was everything I know Karen Robards to be as a writer, The slight lisp of the narrator was annoying because the main characters name was Sam which sounded like Stham, However I could have gotten over it if the narrator had different voices for different characters. Overall GREAT STORY just couldn't get over the bad read.
Where Sam and her boy had to get out of the house.
Not now, I dont know if she is a new reader but if she is I will be willing to listen to another after she has gotten a few books done and has a grasp on how to make the characters stand out.
Read more of Karens books:)
The story was very interesting, Narrated beautifully, stayed up way too late, just could not shut it off.
Sam, she was so brave and strong yet vulnerable.
When they finally got together
Yes! Good intensity.
Characters are likable, but not cheesy.
Can't wait to read another Karen Robards book.
less sex scenes and more story line
Brad Thor or Kim harrison or Tom Clancy
no one really
disappointment, Ms Robards please stop putting so much uncalled for sex scenes in your books and start writing stories again. Please don't go down the same road as Laurell K Hamilton you are a better author then that. I'd like to say I'll read another of your books but I'm not going to I want thrillers not stories build around the next sex scene!
This writing is just as bad as the writing in "Shades of Gray".
I would not recommend this book. It has a good story but it moves too slowly and has little substance.
Expressive but annoying
No. I couldn't bear to muddle through more tedious text to learn more about these characters. I also suspect that the author does not really understand 4-year old children.
Storyline disjointed and rambling
Cry No More - Linda Howard
The reader did a good job with voices - she had child, female, male, foreign, etc.
It really dragged during escape from initial capture and during the safe house.
I have really liked this author in the past and think this is just a fluke that this one dragged and was not the usual cliff hanger.
I have read and listened to many books from Karen Robards and enjoyed them. This book has good elements of suspense and action but she goes into these long drawn out descriptions that slow the story and bore me to tears. I want to finish it but don't think I can stand anymore narrative. It feels like she was trying to add more pages to her book by repeating how the main characters are feeling over and over again. If you want to kill some time I would suggest this book.
The writing was sub par, using cliche after cliche, going on and on about the very same subjects over and over and ultimately offering no real substance for a cohesive story. I didn't know I was buying a romance book, but I'm sure they are better written than this. The books description made it out to be some kind of thriller. It wasn't, but I was still willing to give it a chance until about 1/3rd of the way through, when I just couldn't find anything enjoyable. I listened all the way through, but it never got better, only worse.
Shannon McManus wasn't too bad, but I don't think she really wanted to read this book either. I wouldn't avoid her, but I have no reason to seek out a performance by her because of anything in this book.
This book had no redeeming qualities. As I said, it wouldn't even be good as a romance novel. The interplay between characters was forced and unrealistic. There was no romance, no substance, only a writer doing a poor job of filling space to pad a book.
I don't like to bad mouth art. I like to keep it positive and find the good in everything. Sometimes people like weird things and more power to them... but I honestly don't know how anyone could like this book. Listening to it was like having teeth pulled... from my brain.