A more believable voice for the main character, Lacey. She is supposed to be a dental medical examiner, handling corpses and what is left of their teeth, yet she sounds like a whiney pre-teen on a lot of occasions. This is really apparent when talking to Jack, almost had to put the book down at times, but scooted over the unbearable parts instead. Then having that same voice using swear words was really pushing it.
I MAY be willing to try another book but the description would certainly have to sound exceptional for me to try another one and at a very low price as I would rather use my credits on someone I know I enjoy.
No, the performance was not believable at all, lacking emotion where there should be adult emotions shown, but there over the top and whiny at other times.
I would cut Kelly, way too unbelievable in the situations she was supposed to have lived through. I would also cut Alex. He added nothing to the story and I am still trying to understand why he was even introduced into the story.
It was an alright story, if there were not so many things that were not believable. I could go into them, but would have to give away too much of the story to those who may like it.
My grandmother or any elderly person who can relate to this type of scene. Well written in that, you can visualize what is happening, but so far fetched, it becomes silly. I bought this book on sale...but should not have bothered trying something new!
No, once was definitely enough of this style of story for me. I will watch for this author so I don't end up with another book that I cannot even get to the third chapter on...and even getting that far was torture.
No, even the performance was most unenjoyable!
Just could not get into the story right from the beginning, the recipes included in the story of a murder mystery....are you serious! That was the last straw! What do recipes for what they are serving at the party have to do with anything???
Sometimes you step outside your comfort zone and are pleasantly surprised to find another author you enjoy.....and sometimes it does not pay...guess which one this was for me!
No, the only reason I would listen to this again would be to find out the ending....which I already know. The narrator was not entertaining enough to make me want to hear it again. Prefer to hear more emphasis, and more of Mickeys southern drawl which makes him more believable. The slow mundane reading put me to sleep on more than one occasion. But the story kept me coming back.
I liked Earl, because he had a flair that added a little color to the story.
Explained in the first question's answer.
Yes, but don't want to give away any details to ruin it for others. I will say, after the car accident.
Love the Mickey Haller stories and the way the author can have so many story lines going on in his head, and then bring them all together at the end to create such an interesting story. Very enjoyable.
I would rank this book as a three against all the books I have listened to, because it is not as realistic as some I have read. However in the thriller genre only list, I would list it as a four because of its entertaining thrill factor.
One character did not stand out from the rest. They all had their roles in the family and all had their secrets to uphold to protect the other family members.
My first Dan Butler performance was well executed. He made it an enjoyable listen.
YOU TELL....YOU DIE!
I love thrillers that actually thrill! This one measured up and was exhillerating. You will love being pulled from scene to scene!
Someone who has an analytical mind and enjoys all that extra information and minute details on the scientific aspect of this story. I don't need the breakdown and results of tests that the ordinary person knows nothing about, just the results will do me just fine.
Dragged on and on. It even bordered on a cyber story at one point. Became a little unbelievable when a formula that was supposed to be capable of taking out half the world, was able to be contained within a room with strong walls and security system
The reaction most sparked in me was boredom. I kept falling asleep and had to keep going back to see where I dosed off.
A long suffering book that could have been a decent listen if it was shortened to just the main story line.
I have read other books of Debbie Macomber and enjoyed them. This book would have been bearable if you had read the others in this series. This should have been mentioned as prerequisite for this book. Without them, this was a summary of a whole lot of people's lives, summed up in a neat little package. The happy ever afters of everyone's lives and the Mayberry style of life on Christmas tree Lane made this book very unbelievable.
The wishy washy dialogue, the sappy story lines and the sickening sweet way everyone talked to each other was a little hard to take.
The whiny, sappy way of delivery. Very unnatural way of talking in todays world.. Almost gave up on the book a few times, but only continued because I am a sucker for Christmas stories, so stuck it out till the bitter end.
I would cut and ONE character...one was just as unbelievable as the next. The book did not leave me with ANY desire to go back and read any other books from this series.
I need a PEPTO to settle my stomach after all those sweets!
Yes, I would listen to this book again because it was so beautifully written and to get more aquainted with the characters at the beginning of the book.
Eliza had to be my favorite character because she was so noble, yet very human at the same time. I loved her character. I thought Nell was a close second with many of the same characteristics as Eliza.
Caroline Lee did an amazing reading of all of these characters, depicting each one with their own personalities. Her lyrical accent added so much flavor to the book, that I couldn't imagine the story without it now. I want to listen to it again, just to enjoy her flow of the story.
I enjoyed this book immensely, it has been put on one of my all time favorites list! Just beautifully written and in such a way that as the story drifted from one era to another it was easy to follow along without the jolt you usually get when such time changes happen in other books that I have read. A truly enjoyable read.
I LOVED IT! This is the first Kate Morton book that I have read....and I am already looking for another of her books.
Although I enjoyed the storeyline, I'm afraid the narrator took the enjoyment out of the audible experience for me. She kept putting me to sleep with a dull monotone voice. She had a higher pitch for females and lower pitch for males, but all the females sounded alike and the same for the males. I had to keep checking to see who was talking because you just couldn't tell one from another.
I enjoy Kay Hooper books, and the story here wasn't one of my favorites, but still enjoyed it.
Nothing short of another narrator would have helped the performance.
Lots of suspense building, but a little predictable ending.
No, although in usual Reacher style, this one became a little unbelievable at times. A little too convenient, the way so many different threads all come together to explain every detail away.
Cut back on how many times we have to hear...I said nothing, she said nothing, he said nothing...there are other phrases that can be used to convey this message without being so monotonous.
He adds separation of the characters with his unique clear voice and emphasis on accents or convictions.
No, although it was enjoyable, it was not one of those books that you couldn't put down.
I enjoy the Jack Reacher series and this rambling character. Always entertaining the way he picks up on the clues that others miss.
Chilling, Suspenseful, Wrenching!
I have not read a book this well written and entertaining in a while. It kept me reading well past my bedtime with the suspense while wrenching the heart out of me with the ongoing story of the 1830 era. The way the author weaved back and forth between the characters of the present and the characters of the past era was wonderful. It did not leave my head spinning about which time frame we were in. The accents and individuality of each character made it seem like you were watching an incredible movie unfold. The stories keep you riveted to both timeframes to see what happened next.
This is my first listen to Susan Denaker AND I will be watching out for her on future books. She was incredible, especially with the accents of the old era. Every character delivered an oscar winning performance...and all from one person. I could have listened to her forever!
This book had me chuckling out loud at times, but mostly the suspense was tense. Of course, I neared tears at times as well, but dont want to give away an ounce of suspense for others!
I absolutely unequivocally loved this book! Five stars just doesn't seem like enough! So, did I mention this book was great!
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