Catherine, baby, work with me here! A cheesy line...for an even cheesier story line and extra cheesy narration!
Catherine Coulter has always been one of my favorite authors with books that grip you from beginning to end. This book, however, was so full of unbelievable characters and silly situations that I just could NOT get into it. I get that the main character was attractive, but does every character in the story have to drool and swoon over him....even his sister comments about his looks...get over it!
The narrator was so over the top, with so many accents thrown into the mix, it was hard to focus on the actual story. From the syrupy southern belle to the Pink Panther french accents
and the sister that sounded like a ten year old child, it was hard to imagine any of them in this story.
UHH! Where do I begin....to cut scenes from this book, I would have to give away too much of the story to other readers.
When the book is listed as an FBI thriller, I'm excited and expect to be thrilled.... this was not a thriller. Somewhere in among all the silly character portrayals there was probably a good detective story at most. Will still watch for the next Catherine Coulter novel, but please....choose another narrator who will not deter from the story.
I like this series very much. I like the continuing story of Sherlock & Savich. I love how she brings new characters in and creates relationships with established characters. I even like seeing Sean grow. Her spin off characters are wonderful.
I don't have a specific answer for this. I'm just not overly impressed by either narrator in general.
Paul Costanzo is a little "over the top" in my opinion. Rene Raudman's slushy "s" sound irritates me. I have no idea if it's actually HER inflection or what she uses for Sherlock and it's a small thing, but it never fails to make me cringe.
This has been my least favorite in the series so far; the story just didn't grab me, but I'm re-listening right now in anticipation of listening to Final Cut which I just ordered.
No plot, no story line. Author fail.
Not this author
Not really. Renee is not a good narrator. This is my first Paul Constanzo. Will try him again
I fail to understand why this author continues to publish in hard back. Has not had an original story line since Savich/Sherlock were first introduced
Yes. Contrary to all the reviews posted I found the narration to be more than acceptable and the story typical of the previous books in this series, which I have found entertaining and enjoyable.
Maybe at times a bit of a nail biter, but not throughout the entire story. I like trying to figure out the dynamics, and the fast paced action is a bonus.
I think this narration duo did a great job with all characterizations.
I don't understand all the negative reviews. Because of those reviews I hesitated getting this audiobook. I find that annoying and I'll be more cautious in future about relying on reviews.
I would recommend the book, yes, but not in audible form. These are, by far, the most horrible narrators I have ever listened to.
I wish I had heeded the multitude of reviews that said not to buy this book because of the narration. I love this author and enjoy the series, so I thought "it can't be that bad"....I was wrong...it was much worse. The book is actually painful to listen to at times and I have NEVER taken this long to finish a book. For me, if I see another book narrated by either one or both of these people, I will enjoy it the old fashioned way...in print form.
I liked the story but it was difficult to listen because of the narrators which can make or break an audio book.
not really because of the narrators, the story was good and that is the only reason I kept listening. I love the author but she needs to listen to this audiobook and see what I mean.
They were monotone and were unbelievable as the characters.
I would purchase it if someone else read it
Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.
There were two complete, rather flat stories going on at the same time and it was distracting to continually switch back and forth between them. It didn't have the intrigue and surprises that I have come to expect from Catherine Coulter. There was no excitement or anticipation. The narration was rather boring and that is unusual for most of Audible's offerings. It was a disappointment because I was excited about reading this new selection.
I would recommend people to read the book not listen to it, the female sounded like an old woman who had something in her mouth.
The male did a very good job.
These are my favorite series of books and I always look forward to the next.
Never Renee Raudman but yes Paul Costanzo
I enjoyed the entire story
yes, if they like the FBI and Coulter series.
Too many to list.
Character makes them real.
I couldn't figure out how Sherlock and Savage's story would intertwine with the other one. I kept thinking it had to join in some way. But it really didn't at all. We actually get two crimes and are being solved separately. They join in character, but not in storyline. I felt I would rather have one story and include the Savage's. I enjoy meeting other FBI etc characters, but I like Savage family and their story, so when the book revolves around others it feels like a bit of a cheat. It isn't since the other characters are quite interesting, yet........ya know?