I just couldn't listen to this narrator. It was probably a good book. Seemed like a decent plot but the narrator was so annoying that I couldn't make myself listen to it.
Held my attention. However, it's as though Kellerman started a different book, then digressed, and had a bit of trouble tying the ideas together. I couldn't have done better so I'm not complaining, just commenting.
My own fault for purchasing. I'd forgotten the predilection for disgusting stuff. Faye Kellerman is much, much better.
Wonderful narration!! This guy always gets the voices and pronunciations correct which makes a HUGE difference! interested story that never lagged.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
The Kellerman's novels are one of my favorites. Faye and Jonathan produce classic west coast detective novels. All though Jonathan's protagonist, Alex Delaware, is a psychologist, and Faye's is a real detective. The stories of Alex Delaware's consultation with the L.A.P.D. feel realistic and always are interesting.
The story falls into a "Hollywood" mystery, so I'm not sure what book I could compare it to. There isn't a feel of danger to Dr. Delaware. It's not a typical hard boiled detective, nor a real forensic novel either. But I enjoyed his tale of hunting a possible baby killer, and it is a good who done it.
LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, is always entertaining. His sarcasm and his view of the world being a cesspool of degenerate, never lets the book get stale. How he deals with his co-workers at the LAPD and the news hound, was realistic. He also provides a different take on solving the mystery.
It was shocking about dealing with a baby's corpse. To think of someone hurting a child is just awlful. But it happens every day, sadly. Kellerman's Hollywood characters were fun. The similarity between the real world Brad and Angelia, to Kellerman's Hollywood hot it couple was a bit funny.
A better story! I have read every Alex Delaware book by Jonathan Kellerman. They are usually my favorite books. This one was so bad that I finally stopped listening and returned it.
It didn't even seem like a Jonathan Kellerman story. It just wasn't interesting and it was repetitive.
Come on Mr. Kellerman. I KNOW you can do better than this!
More focus and better organization would have improved the story. The performance was dreadful; the melodramatic reading and characatured voices were painful to listen to.
I have been a fan of the series since the beginning. For me, there's comfort in checking in on the lives of Alex, Milo, Robin, et al every year or so. Kellerman does not disappoint in his ability to craft a sentence that captures the most benign detail of a character or his/her action without making it boringly intricate. Rubenstein's narration never disappoints. The Delaware series is my meat loaf and mashed potatoes - always comfortable, familiar, and enjoyable.
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 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.