The narrator is reading so fast its hard to absorb the story. She also reads this so emotionless. Save your money and just the kindle version where your kindle can read it to you. What a waste the story looked good. Just could not listen to this at all.
Not sure couldn't listen to it due to narration
Different narrator, or get this woman to slow down instead of speed reading it and possibly get her some emotions.
The quirky characters and larger-than-life series of events. It was definitely ridiculous. I love ridiculous when it's owned by the author like it was.
Anything by Charlaine Harris, although I'd argue Ms. Harris' characters follow a more psychologically and culturally relevant pattern.
I'm blanking on her name, but the crazy aunt who was most normal when drinking brandy.
Yes. Delicious and entertaining are the words I'd use. I wasn't necessarily dying to know the whodunit bit, but I was enjoying losing myself in the story.
My biggest complaints about this story, and they really weren't distracting, merely not my favorite things are that:
1. This takes place in the Midwest and the characters seem more East Coast harsh to me. In all fairness, I live in Wisconsin, not Illinois, but I was still surprised by the choice (very minor, probably stupid complaint).
2. Slut-shaming. There is an awesomely awful character named Monica who is most criticized by the protagonist for her sexual choices rather than for being a crazy and unpleasant person. This did take me a little out of the story since it's a trigger for me personally. All told, however, I never actually got the sense that the main character was anti-sex, just that she hated Monica and would use anything against her.
A bit more history and character development
Good character narration and voice.
Opal was awesome and funny.
I bought this book because I like supernatural suspense, but I also liked the sample of narration that I read. Totally worked to the end.
I don't think I know anyone that would enjoy it. I didn't even finish it because the story just wasn't going anywhere. I thought that the concept sounded like a new series to try but was disappointed.
I couldn't stand the narrator's speaking pattern!! It was so annoying that this could have been part of the reason I couldn't get into the story. I thought this was a character choice because of the personality of the character. However, whenever she spoke lines from the character she didn't use that same pattern, so it left me annoyed!!
It didn't really have any redeeming qualities because maybe if the story had been stronger, the narrator wouldn't have bothered me so much.
Cute story line, but I get the feeling that she wants to have some quirky/different characters but she doesn't pull it off,
It was an okay story, but I wouldn't buy it again if I were given the choice.
I really enjoyed this story. It was quick but interesting with enough twist to keep me guessing. I look forward to hearing more of Ms. Justice:)
Good plot with intriguing twist and turns.
The different tones for each character were very good, the timing seemed off sometimes though, not sure if that was the reader or editor.
Narrator was boring. Story took a long time to get there. I ordered this from a special at Amazon and it was the first time I read this author. Won't do it again. If the narrator had used some expression in her storytelling she could have limited the overuse of he said, she said. I finished the book only to see if it got better. It didn't. It seemed like the main character (Tracy) was a Stephanie Plumb wannabee and the author missed.
No. See commenst above.
Boring, unexpressive, boring.
A reporter who happens to be part a family of witches, a suspicious fire, and a reporter-want-to-be with a silent approach are all components in a story that could be both mysterious and fun. However the story itself plays second fiddle to narrator who relates this story at a pace that is both fast and clipped. Granted, first person narratives are not always my favorite, but with the right voice, they can be very entertaining and engaging. But rush through them as if you have better things to do, and the story really loses out. This story has interesting characters, quirky plot twists, humor and even some tingly moments. It could be improved greatly by narrator who sounds more engaged bye material.