A real downer. And the intro music is terrible. I disagree with the comments on the narrator. This narrator made the listener feel like jumping off a bridge, and the story would have been flowed better.
I did not guess the ending in this story, it entertained throughout. Mina can paint the depressing Scottish economy quite well and you can understand why the crime happens. However, the narrator's voice was not right for this book--too bouncy or young or stylized Scottish accent-- except for the short period she was doing the American character's accents.
Great story line. Many of Lippman's attempts to create characters other than Tess Monaghan were never as good as Tess. But Sandy Sanchez is wonderful and so are the other characters, I never guessed the ending. However, she should get rid of the phrase, "he or she is good police" in all her books.
The first story, " My Father's Brain" is outstanding and great for anyone going though dementia with a parent. The other stories, both the narrator and the text sounded whiny and cranky.
This audiobook was most likely recorded on tape many years ago, so the sound is like being in a tunnel or submarine. Story similar to Kanon's other books, and because I have head other books--I could guess the ending. Still, all in all, for a murder mystery it did keep me interested.
Of course Nazi's are evil, but who else is, and running away from them makes this an intriguing story. The narrator was very good and did the male and female parts well. I am glad they used only one narrator because books that use several can be distracting. I would read other books by this author if he changed topics--in the Audible listings it looks like his subject is similar but takes place in other countries. .
Although this story documents an affair and is very bittersweet and realistic, it starts as one story and ends up as another. This story construct does not really work.. Most interesting and bittersweet is how people making decisions to leave a relationship cannot really let go of the last relationship.
I have enjoyed two other books by Kurt Andersen, and would listen to anything by him again. Vanessa Hart was good, and glad they used only one narrator. When multiple narrators are used it is distracting.
I decided on this book knowing nothing about it. And within a few minutes, discovered that the main character was my age, from the same state, and like me attended an East Coast college in 1968, and a diabetic. It is not often you read a thriller about people you could have been given the inclination. It is fiction but the actual history is well-researched.
I rarely listen to books twice.
She did them all well, but was better with the women, but did do a great Tinker Grey.
I avoided this book because it was a debut novel, and am sorry I waited so long. It is interesting that a male author has much better developed female characters than male characters, but it is still a wonderful story. I will look for more of Towles books.
I liked the PR stuff and the getting back into work aspect for once successful people.
It was good.
Her narration was great and she could do many voices. I am listening to another book by someone else right now and may stop because of the narration.
The first 90 minutes was a snooze with the Mommy and baby stuff. It then started to pick up and I am glad I continued.
If she has cut the mother and baby stuff, the book would have been much better. But I still really like the working story.
No, I don't have enough time to listen to a book twice.
Lippman's other Tess Monahan books are quite good too, this might be my 5th book in the series.
She is very good with all the different voices for the many characters.
Very touching including the facts of the foster care system. However, the ending might be rosier than anything in life.
Sorry to say this. I have listened to a number of Laura Lippman's books, and she is great with Tess Monahan--but not so good when she tries to write fiction with characters where Tess is not part of the story.
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