Reading an Alex Delaware novel is like having dinner with an old friend. It's just good company. I really enjoy the stories and the dialog between the main characters. This installment is just good entertainment Kellerman weaves a great story.
Love the Milo Characterization
When your protaganist is so perfect, the story becomes boring. If Alex Delaware had at least one flaw and more character. He is flat and one dimensional.
A better storyline with characters you cared about. The dog was more likable.
I like John Rubinstein's reading of the book.
No it was boring. Same old story.
Alex Delaware is Dr Perfect. He's the one who solves all the crimes. Won't listen to anymore books by Jonathan Kellerman as they are all the same.
No question that it is a fast and good 'listen'.
I do not think that Kellerman's works are edge of seat thrillers but thoughtful and tight pieces that keeps the reader (listener) glued.
Mr. Rubinstein is an excellent reader.
I prefer audiobooks as I drive a lot for work and also listen as I'm cleaning my house, doing chores and exercising.
This is a good Kellerman book. Alex and Milo have a great relationship, Alex's observations are always fun and I love me some Blanche.
Alex, of course.
This is a good Alex Delaware read. Fans of the series will not be disappointed in the latest chapter of Milo and Alex's lives.
I do not recommend this book. The plot is so excruciatingly slow to develop that I lost interest in the book, though forced myself to listen to the end. In the end, learning the conclusion, I found myself saying, "So what . . ." The problem with the book is too many disparate pieces that are not coherently linked. I can think of parts of the book now that seemed like a waste of time, even in retrospect. Too much minutia, gets bogged down. I would improve the book by cutting it in half and that would probably remedy the pace and allow the plot to thicken and conclude in a reasonable manner. All in all, on a 5 point scale, I give it the lowest rating of "1".
I would not judge him on this alone; but if this was the hallmark of his work and I knew that, I would not listen to his material again.
I think Rubinstein performed very well.
About half of the characters, leaving Milo and Alex D.
Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,
This was a disappointment. The story line ultimately proved to be completely boring. Kellerman seems to be writing from a formula and the characters aren't developing in any way at all. The plot line just fizzed out in the end....no real mystery, nothing to ponder. Very flat ending.
And, Kellerman tends to have the characters ponder endless possibilities and explanations for each tiny event. After awhile, I just wanted him to get on with it.
There's a curious lack of action in this book as well.
The narrator is good--that's the only thing that kept me going to the end.
At this point, I won't be reading anymore in this series. Save your credits!!!
I am a fan of the Alex Delaware series and particularly enjoy John Rubinstein's narration. This current storyline was rather predictable and not very compelling. I still enjoyed listening to "Guilt", though it was not one of the better ones in the series.
The new Alex Cross audiobook
I look forward to the next book in the series, but expect a much more compelling story.
I would recommend this book because of the way it leads or better said misleads to the wrong conclusion,requiring you to listen closely.
I have nearly 400K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
Absolutely! I listen to every Alex Delaware novel because of John Rubenstein. In my mind his IS Alex and he IS Milo. His voices are so good that I feel like I'm missing old friends when the books are finished. He's one of the best audiobook readers out there.
My favorite character in every Alex Delaware novel is Milo Sturgis. He is a unique character and the fact that he is gay isn't a big deal in his relationship with Alex. It's all handled very matter-of-factly, which is as it should be. He is a good guy, smart and gruff, great cop, frustrated over-eater, always in a tangle on the job, and then the fact that he is gay is just part of who he is. I love the way he is written and I love the way John Rubenstein creates his voice and inflections. These books work because of the unique relationship between Milo and Alex, which grows stronger with every story. I wish I knew these guys in real life!
He makes every voice unique. His female voices are natural and not annoying, and he has done these characters for so long now that they seem real.
"Sometimes the real Hollywood story is better than the script"
I've listened to every Alex Delaware novel and this was one of my favorites. I loved the Hollywood angle and the parallels to certain real life stars made it more fun than usual. But I can't help feeling frustrated that the subject of marriage is NEVER addressed between Alex and his longtime love, Robin. It's about time, Jonathan Kellerman!
The book had a superficial quality about it. Kellerman's treatment of both the plot and the characters lacked substance and plausibility.
Not very well. Give this one a pass.