The Fire - The book offered a lot of action! It was almost non-stop. It made for a good read on my commute. The storyline was the standard "I refuse to love you but I can't figure out how to stop it from happening" but there was enough action around the inevitable love story to keep you interested.
The Ice - The narrator was both good and marginal. The Japanese was great. It think this part of the narration added to the story. However, the narration was sometimes painful belabored (and that really does not describe it well). I wanted to have a crush on Reno but I couldn't because he oftentimes sounded so foolish in the narration. Even in that, I do not think another narrator would have added as much to the book.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I have listened to it twice already. It was fast-paced and I felt myself cheering for the main characters both in battle and in love. I even enjoyed hearing some of the elements of Japanese culture coming through in the storyline. Good read!
As stated in the headline, I do not mind a cliffhanger at all. I do not mind buying books that come in a series but this series I will not continue. When I read/listen to a book in a series, something about the characters or the storyline has to intrigue me enough to make me purchase the next in the series. I can honestly say with this book - I do not know any more than I knew after I read the brief synopsis prior to purchasing the book. What a waste. I love detail in a book but I also love a story in a book. I wish I had not purchased this.
No and I will make a note so that I do not forget to avoid this author.
The performance was fair. I wish Sebastian had done all of the reading. His voice was appropriate as both sexes. Why they would have a male and female narrator and not have the male do all of the male readings (and vice versa) I'm not sure I understand.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have read.
The story was great but I think what made the story both captivating and different from the rest was the perspective of the other main character - Maggie. I loved reading her chapters! It gave the mystery this endearing quality that is usually played out differently in books. Read it - You will understand!
This book was intense - I cannot think of a better word. The characters were developed and the storyline realistic (a little too realistic). I did not want to keep reading (intensity at times) but I definitely did not want to put it down!
I commute to work daily so really any book is time well spent. This one kept me woke on the road but it was not all that exciting.
I think what made it most interesting (and maybe most predictable) was waiting on the characters to get themselves out of the most obviously inappropriate choices.
I might try another if it were a daily special.
It could definitely be a movie - one of those mindless movies you watch on a lazy Saturday.
The story was great! The characters were easy to relate to and the story was plausible.
I would not say the plot kept me on the edge of my seat because it was more of a light-hearted mystery with other stories within the story. Each character had a story and they were developed enough to give a well-rounded, enjoyable mystery.
I have not listened to Glenister before (that I am aware of) but I will again.
The story was not necessarily a bad one; it was just a little dark. Nevertheless, the story is a classic and I'm glad I listened. Kate Winslet did a great job as narrator. There was not a lot of dialogue in the story but she still did a good job conveying the emotion of the characters. Worth the purchase.
I will absolutely listen to the narrator. I will likely buy another Day book but not from the Crossfire series. This was painful listening/reading. I cheered for the couple in book 1. In this book, I just wanted them to cut their loses and move on! Move on! No real relationship can stand that amount of dysfunction and nothing is ever solved by sex and then more sex and then more sex. Does that make the book bad? I had to think about this for a minute... Yes. If the characters are unrealistic and nothing about them touches you at all, it makes the book bad.
Day tried to make the sex scenes carry the entire story. A little believable story with the sex would have been nice.
The scenes in North Carolina were blissful.
No it was not.
The Woods was a good listen! I would love it if it were read by a different narrator. Brick sort of reminds me of the cheesy sitcom detective from New York or somewhere. It can be hard to listen to it. The story line redeems it and the story travels well.
The ending, although somewhat incomplete, was satisfying. I like that I can decide how I wanted the story to end. That may irritate others but I think the typical ending would have somehow ruined the story for me.
I will definitely listen to this author again... and cringe through it if the narration is always from Brick.
I'm not sure. If I were honest, I would admit that I have a love/hate relationship with mysteries. I love to read them but I always hate waiting until the end to finally know how the pieces fit. I felt the same about Six Years but my wish for the end was not anticipation - it was mild annoyance.
Like everyone else in the story, I wanted Jake to just let it go. If you remove all of the encouragements for Jake to let it go or leave it alone and all of the reminders to Jake that he wouldn't get it or didn't/wouldn't understand I'm not sure you would have a lot of dialogue left in the story. It all seems to gel in the end but it took a very long time to get there.
So, yes I might recommend this book to a friend but I would also recommend a double shot of patience as the author slowly and over-dialogues his way to the conclusion.
Now the performance.... The performance was interesting in a over-the-top dramatic sort of way. I wonder how much the emotion/meaning in the storyline changed because of the dramatics of the narrator.
Everyone deserves a second chance. I can not say I will avoid him but I will not go searching for stories he's narrated.
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