I listened to this book of Reichs' despite several ho-hum reviews. All I can say is I found it engaging although a little predictable. I thought other reviewers comments were way off base. First the story is of a forensic anthropologist being gaslighted by someone, so there has to be some level of detail about the situation explained to the reader. I thought that she did a good job in doing that and potentially educating the public about good and bad forensics. As for the French, well merde, it does take place in Quebec, and I guess it was excessive, if you're a second grader. No greater than one word in 1000 was in French, and most were immediately translated. Probably would raise complaints from the native Quebecois about not having enough to make it authentic! I like this for the light escape that I expect from Reichs' books. I would rate it better than many of her others.
Couldn't say. I must say of the books of his that I did read first, I really enjoyed the audio version better.
Apples and oranges.
Himself, since it was a memoir.
Hitchens always makes me laugh. He has a self-effacing British style that is not really humble. A great wit and unique thinker that is missed.
There are a few parts of this book that are mildly tedious, but his life is worth understanding, and the book does provide some insight to his writing.
This was better than the last few, but I have liked them all. I feel in love with the region when I attended USL. I think I've listened to all the books in the series. A little bit of a stretch on the level of evil in the bad guys (no spoiler, but he threw the genetic/political/conniving-businessman/historical book into the pot on this group of baddies).Will Patton is a good narrator, but he should ask folks from that area how they pronounce Cypremort (Si-pra-more) Point. At least he didn't have to say pirogue (pea-row, not pi-rogue).
Delved into Cleet a little more, and his and Dave's ongoing enabling relationship.
That would spoil the surprise.
Maybe not the best one to start on, if you've never read a D.R. series novel. Purple Cane Road was the first...
I have listened to part of this book and Parker's "Backstory"-- also read by Mantegna. For me, his reading captures the style and pace of Spenser. The "I said" "she said" is all Parker and is integral to the Spencer prose of factual, enlightened skepticism. You might not like Parker's style, but to say that he can't write dialogue is contrary to the opinions millions who have read him in print and enjoy the books on audio. Maybe Spenser isn't for you, but as a Spenser fan-- I think it's great.
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