I might recommend this series to a friend, but I would warn them that so far this book is the weekest link in the chain. I look forward to the next book in the hopes that Archer will tie things up a little better.
I like Harry Clifton. He is the most real of the characters to me. I like it that he is a book writer, too!
No Pain, No Gain Part 1
One of the things I love about Archer is how he cleverly brings things around in the end. His book are usually nicely wrapped packages, full of suspense. During this book I kept wondering, "Where's the big story?"
I still love how Archer writes and I will still read the next installment, but I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed this time around.
Listening to the book was no problem -- I enjoyed the narrator. If I had been reading the book I would have had more trouble with the lack of intrigue.
Suspense, Intrigue, Character development (Okay, I know that's four words, but it's the best I can do!)
Good vocalization that added to the characters but was natural enough not to be distracting. I enjoyed his reading!
It was a little long for that, but I did stay up late at night trying to get to a stopping place!
I always enjoy books by Charles Martin, but this is the first one I have listened to. I enjoyed it very much and would rank it toward the top. That means that it was moving, had good character development, and kept me up late at night!
His last novel before A Life Intercepted was Unwritten. It was excellent, too.
The end is amazing!
For those looking for good reads without graphic sex and bad language, Charles Martin is a great choice. He has "bad guys" and action, but he does not fill his books with cheap talk.
All of David Rosenfelt's books rank high on my list of audiobooks. I particularly like Grover Garder as narrator. His voice perfectly matched Andy Carpenter's dry wit! Unleashed was right up there with his other books!
I also love Rosenfelt's includsion of dogs. I am a dog lover and, while Tara the dog is a not a major player in the book, she adds a nice touch and bring out the hero's best side: He's a dog lover!
While the plot is tight and suspenseful, one of my favorite things about David Rosenfelts books in his humor. I always laugh out loud!
I love Mitch Albom's books and I was not disappointent by First Call from Heaven. It was thought provoking and moving. Having the book read by Mr. Albom added a special touch as I knew that the expressions and tone of voice were what he intended. I very much enjoyed listening to the book!
I am amazed that Joshua Graham can write such a wide variety of books. He is an excellent story teller and I enjoyed listening to Terminus. I would not have chosen a book about angels by anyone else, but I knew if Graham wrote it, it would be good. I was not disappointed! Bravo, Mr. Graham!
I enjoy this series very much. The characters are well-developed and very real and I like them all. The audible version was read by two different women which added to the variety and listening enjoyment. As an added bonus I am now learning to quilt! It's something I can do while listening to books!
Expression, clear definition of who is currently narrating
I always enjoy books by James Patterson. Some of his books contain more profane language and this is one that does. It bothers me a little more when I am listening to a book like that that when I am reading the book. I understand that this is no big deal to some people -- I just don't want to pop out with any zinging language in my day to day dealings with children, so I try to watch what I listen to. Along Came a Spider is, of course, a GREAT read otherwise!
Yes. It's a very entertaining read.
I like Robie. I'm not sure he's a very realistic character, but if I want realistic, I'll go to Walmart. Robie is very respectable, kind, and his character develops during the book. I think that is essential in a good read.
They add the masculine and feminine sides and make the flow of conversation easier to discern. There were a few times that having the same female read all of the remale characters was a bit confusing, but I think it added more than it detracted.
I think I did tear up at the end. The little girl has such a sad life and has to face so much. The end is touching.
I do not think the sound-effects and music add to the book. I think it is distracting. I know it's a performance, but it's a book -- not a movie.
I thought Jenna Lamia did a great job with the voices and dramatization. I also thought the story was very touching. The characters grew and changed during the story, but were dear throughout! Well -- except for T-Ray!
August. She is so wise and down-to-earth. Maybe she would rub off on me!
I love this book, the story, the characters, and the many words of wisdom woven in. Lovely! I also learned a lot about bee-keeping!
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