This was a wonderful novella. It was quick, interesting and heartbreaking in a way. A world without dogs – which I can't image as a person who loves dogs. For a quick read that keeps you thinking, this was great.
I've tried twice listening to this but the reader is horrible! The reader has a thick lisp causing the words to not enunciated clearly. It made it very hard to understand what was going on.
This was a good, but I had the killer figured out really early into the book. I don't think that took to much away from the book but it made some parts a little frustrating. It was still worthwhile and I will probably pick up another Wilhelm book, but it wasn't an amazing mystery.
This was a good first book in a new (to me) paranormal series. I don't think the writing was amazing and it took me a minute to figure out what was going on sometimes. The concept was slightly refreshing. I still feel it was solid enough that I will probably pick up the next one to try.
I loved this story and I disliked it (hate would be a little strong here). I had a really hard time with the very graphic description and detachment of the narrator and loved Marianne's stories. I loved the evolution of the main character but disliked his self-centeredness. I really enjoyed Marianne and her stories but didn't understand her manicness. Clearly, I'm conflicted on this book. Would I recommend someone else read/listen it? Definitely. Will I read/listen it again? Probably, just to better understand it. This book is not for the light of heart of the easily grossed out. It is an enduring love story and a unique historical fiction novel. It was good, but I'm not yet sure if it was amazing as all the hype seems to think it is.
This was a quick and fun paranormal fiction piece. When a new psychic act comes to town, ex-actress Kildy decides that her boss needs to see the show. Rob, a journalist and professional skeptic doesn't do channelers with Kildy's nudging it goes to a performance. In the end, he gets more then he bargained for and maybe the story to end all stories.
The dialog between Kildy and Rob make this novella. It was a fun and witty listen that has convinced me to pick up more by Connie Willis.
I thought the story for this sounded really interesting and could be a fun romance. Instead of being fun, I found the dialog between Maddox and Ashlyn to be forced. The majority of their conversations seemed to be single words. All the men in this novel are to be "big, strong warriors" but instead of having an attractive appeal, it was a complete turn off because they became more like brutes. Every time one of the men spoke (for the most part) all I could think was caveman and "me man, you my women." The attempts to make Maddox seem more emotional just left me thinking "gah!" and seemed unbelievable to me. This book also struck me as being very formulaic. Beautiful virgin finds handsome warrior who reveals a tender side which no one ever knew he had and they have steamy sex, then something happened and must be saved by the handsome warrior. Also, the language and wording used during the multiple sex scenes were turn offs for me and no at all romantic and were repetitive. At one point I just wanted the plot to get moving and skipped ahead during a sex scene by 15 minutes and it was still going. The male reader I also found did not appeal to me. I think he only increased how weird the sex scenes were because he voice didn't change much, it felt very monotone. In the end, I was very happy for this book to be over and don't think I will trying any more by this author.
When sharp-tongued, Mathilda dies in her home with a scold's bridle over her head, it looks like an apparent suicide, but the detective assigned to the case doesn't think it really is a suicide. Mathilda's GP, Dr. Sarah Blakeney is another that doesn't believe Mathilda would kill herself. After meeting Mathilda's daughter and granddaughter, both the detective and Sarah are even less inclined to believe the old women would kill herself. After the will is read, everything people thought they knew about Mathilda, change.
This was a well paced thriller that goes from the beauty of a doctors care to the cruelty within in a single family with too many secrets. Well written and read, this was an enjoyable mystery that will keep you guessing with all the twists.
George R.R. Martin should never be listened too. Couldn't go past the first two hours without being bored. I've read a few of his books and would recommend them but the three books I've tried to listen to, were not very good at all. If you like his books, don't ruin that by listening to them.
A fun story with a times a little too much going on to make this a great listen. I enjoy the main character for the most part. I didn't enjoy the meaning of life and self reflection bits at the end. That kind of ruined the whole goofy story for me. The whole story had kind of Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) feeling but not nearly as well written.
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