jasper, GA, United States | Member Since 2013
I listened to this book in a day because it just keeps you guessing; did he do it? Listen a little more and think, no he didn't do it - and awhile later - he might be the killer after all - no wait - Is it____? This is my first Brian Freeman book and it will not be my last. The one thing that bothered me was his wrap up at the end. I had to "rewind" a few times to put the sequence of events in order to solve this mystery. I think the author got so excited about his ending plot divulsion, that he ran through it too fast. I did not really understand why a house getting burned had anything to do with a teacher molesting a student? Anyway, I would suggest listening to this book and say "pay close attention to the last quarter of the book!
I will definately suggest that my friends read this book. I thought that it started out a little slow, but as I listened I realized how important it was for character development. The author did a great job setting up the story.I will read her next book.
Hard question. The review talks about Gone Girl. I have read Gone Girl and really liked it. The two books have similarities but not the same. I think her writing is a lot like Hitchcock in the way she set up the mystery. She introduces the characters at a dinner party with conversations going in all directions. The narrator was excellent with all the different voices!
I do not think so but (as people say) I could listen to her read the phone book. She really made this book entertaining and brought the characters to life.
Absolutely! The book was too long to do so. I will read this book again some day.
Well worth a credit or purchase! If you like mysteries plan to read this author!
No. Once is enough. It is not a story that you will ever forget.
The Narrator. I agree with the other reviewers. This narrator carries this story. He pulls you in with his character definition and you feel each characters temperament and feelings as he reads each line.
There are no favorites. You really do not like any of these people.
Not necessarily, but I almost did!
I used a credit to purchase this book based on an authors recommendation as best book they had read this year. I was not disappointed. One of those creepy, sticks with you kinda books. Not giving away any spoilers here so I will not talk about the storyline, sorry!
I would never have purchased this book if I had known it was a slasher book. I am a BIG fan of Gregg Hurwitz. This book is unlike anything he has written.
Stay away from the "gory, get chased by a slasher, Friday 13th" genre.
Both of these narrators are at the top of their field. I could not recognize either one of their usually great performances.
I purchased the book using a credit because it was a Gregg Hurwitz book and narrated by Scott Brick. I got neither one.
If Lisa Jackson had written this book by herself. The book is broken down into three parts. The first part is written by Lisa Jackson. Very well written and the book starts out with promise. Then they say - Second part written by Rosalind Noonan and the book takes off into another direction and immediately you have no idea what the story is about. It gets worse when Part three starts written by Nancy Bush.
I thought it was a romantic suspense and to be honest I have no idea what kind of book it was.
She did a good job as a narrator.
All of them. This is a book with no direction. Too many love interest to keep up with. This is not the kind of book Lisa Jackson writes. I am a huge fan of Ms. Jackson and I am disappointed that she attached her name to this book.
I will not purchase a book in the future that Lisa Jackson writes with co authors. A huge waste of a credit.
As a big fan of Gardner, I know before starting one of her books I need to take several deep breaths because I am about to get on a roller coaster!! I had to hit pause a few times just to take my mind out of the book and regroup. In Touch & Go, Gardner sets the stage, introduces the characters, places us in a setting, and left the reader and our imagination to figure out the plot. I was exhausted from the beginning when the BAD BAD guys ambushed the family at home, brought them to a far away place with no escape and proceeded to terrorize them.
What seat? I fell off! Gardner kept shooting out clues and family character development to keep us wondering who the story was actually about. Can you say dysfunctional? The father runs a multi-million dollar construction company that was left to him by his father. His wife grew up poor and married well, runs the house and dabbles in jewelry art. The daughter, 15 (only child) is the love of their lives and does no wrong (oops)!The police are as confused as the reader, grasping at any information that will help them find this family, WHO has them, and why? The police start looking into the key members of the company - more development- who did it thoughts. The men in the company are ex seals and the women in the company are loyal to a fault.
She read the book well, although it would have to be a horrible reader to take away from this book. I have listened to her before and she does a good job transferring accents to distinguish characters.
GET READY- GET SET- GO!
I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers!
Scott Brick could read anything to me and he got me through this book. I admit that if I had read this book, it would have been hard to finish.
I enjoyed the reintroduction of Paul Brenner from a previous book, The General's Daughter. I did not enjoy the long descriptions of every place they went or details of of character relationships that held no relavence to the plot. I felt lost in character development. Because I have read all of the John Corey books, I knew John and Kate and their ability to work together and their deep feelings and respect for each other. If this had been my first Corey book, I would not know anything about their relationship or much about Kate. The CIA relationship to the Corey's was explained but without enough detail.Who is the Panther? We knew the Lion intimately. In this book, the Panther was a secondary character. This author is one of my very favorites and each one of his books have kept me on the edge of my seat. I have looked forward to this book all year. As I listened, I kept wondering when the story would start. If this is your first DeMille book, please read others.
Everything. He is a master story teller.
Catching a Panther for Dummies.
The book is much too long to get the plot across. I might enjoy the abridged version better.
"Shocked" I was when I heard the news of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme and all of the lives it crumbled to financial ruin. As a retired banker, I have lived my business life by checks and balances, audits, and compliance regulations. How in the heck did this get by soooo many people! Does the SEC have a management training program? Do they have a training department at all? The book does not reflect that there was any intent to defraud by the SEC, however, it does report that the people involved were made aware of the problems with Madoff and his company but did not know what to do with the information. After reading this book you will be sick after learning that this ponzi scheme could have been stopped from the first detection of the incongruous returns Madoff's clients were receiving. I will listen to this book again after reading archived newspaper articles written during this time. I have referred this book to friends. If you are not familiar with broker and financial "jargon" keep your dictionary close! Incredible inside information and a thrill ride of a read!!
I enjoy reading authors first books. They are either a hit or a miss. This book is a hit. Unlike other legal thrillers, (John Grisham ...), this story is believable. No thugs chasing the good guys,bugging their homes, and killing innocent people.The characters are your next door neighbors. The crimes(unfortunately), are everyday and easy to understand. The narrator is pleasant to listen to. I completed the book in two days because I needed to know where the story was heading. The twists in the book come from the intellect of the characters. I am eager to read his next book!
I have reviewed this author's previous books and rated them a BIG 5 star! I even said that he was one of my new favorite authors. Don't get me wrong; I think Robert Ellis is an incredible new author and will continue to buy his books. I enjoy the Lena Gamble series. His characters are likeable and are real. The stories are believable and complex. I waited all of last year for this book and built so much hype over it that when it did not top the previous Lena Gamble books I was a little disappointed. The book started out saying "Murder Season" way too much making it sound almost "hokey". What I would like to say is if this is your first Robert Ellis book, please read at least one of the first two books in the series. Each book is a stand alone book with its own story so no need to read these in order. This book is my least favorite of the three.
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