MARIETTA, OH, United States
I had read this story number of years ago and had forgotten that i had read it! It was a great story then, and it still is. Thanks to Audible's return policy, I'll be able to correct that error. Michael Connelly just doesn't disappoint.
What fun! Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi were made for each other. When I want to really relax on a long drive (my job is high stress; high focus) this is a great combo. The stories rarely disappoint. I admit that a time or two Ms. Ronconi's voice can be too much; but, it was in part the material, too. But for just a fun "read" you can't miss here.
Oh, yeah, this was a good effort. Worth buying.
Not my cup of tea...I considered not writing a review; but it may give another potential listener helpful information; no one likes to see a negative review. I had trouble with the layer of fantasy on such a well known public figure. I concede that the trouble could be with the listener; but, frankly, I wasn't even interested in finishing it. This from a Sookie Stackhouse fan....
If you don't like somewhat graphic sex in your romance novels you won't like Maya Banks. This story is well-told. Kirsten Potter brought it alive and made the heroine believable and likable. Well, I am a sucker for the accent! This story interestingly seemed to be more realistic in terms of the lengths to which men will go to attain power; maybe not just men. But this story is about clan politics and character, or the lack thereof. I recommend it with the aforementioned caveat.
I loved this book. The story was fun and interesting; Rosenblat was Amelia Peabody in my estimation. This is one of those books where the story carries you along and you can't wait to listen to more. It's light, but very entertaining.
This is not generally the type of book I go for, but thought I would try. Couldn't stop listening! Did it matter that it was farfetched? No. Reacher will save the day, no matter what the odds. Some books are written, this one was crafted. Reacher has character that we all strive to achieve. This won't be my last Reacher book. Dick Hill does an amazing job with the characters.
This is a hard review to write because I really enjoy Kay Scarpetta books. But there were times when the narrator's condescending tone was truly annoying because that's not how I see Ms. Scarpetta. The tone was just plain wrong in places. Maybe it is because I'm a professional myself and idenify with Scarpetta. When others around me don't understand what I'm doing or why I'm doing it, I know I don't "look down my nose" at them. The annoying tone abated as the book went on, but it really was a serious problem for me. Perhaps others disagree.
Fascinating listening. Funny, brilliant, tongue-in-cheek. This is a guy that I would love to have dinner with, or have as a friend. Sparkling intimate readings; as if he were reading just for me. Billy Collins never disappoints.
I like Amanda Ronconi's voice, I really do. But, this book is just... whiny. Parts of the book move really well and other parts are like nails on a blackboard. I think there is just too much "Jane in her head". Ms. Harper just hasn't made me care about most of these characters and I'm willing. This is escape literature for me; so, although, I'm almost finished with it, it is a chore. I will keep trying though...
Bosch has character; you can always count on that. The element of surprise is always there.
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