This is the second book I've listened to by Sean Chercover and he has a great pace, real-to-life characters, and a flawed protagonist. The sarcasm is a hoot and the situations that Ray Dudgeon gets himself into make for great storytelling.
The plot was realistic - a PI gets himself into the middle of a mob war in Chicago. There is plenty of local flavor that keeps you in the city, while the characters float in and out with their own distinct personalities adding to the plot.
Barrett was an excellent voice for Dudgeon He has a world-weary sarcasm that comes out well on the audiobook. He also captures the other character's voices well so that you can easily track whose involved in the conversation (Chicago cops; uptight feds; Italian Business Men; street pimps; British nurses and Japanese forgers)
Yes, it was hard to break away from the story and get on with the day. However, it always made going for a drive that much more enjoyable
I look forward to more Dudgeon audiobooks
I enjoy TJ Parker, but this story was overly wrought.
Recounting the diary.
Narration was average.
Narrator did a great job with the southern accents.
Grisham kept up the tension throughout with several plot twists.
Differentiation of the voices and nice cadence throughout.
Retribution in the south.
How exciting can you make a probate trial? Listen and find out!
I really enjoyed Rob Lowe's first book and had been waiting to hear this one for the past few months. The title implies it would get a bit more into some of his relationships with women in the early years, however, that is not the case. What I did like about this book is hearing the stories about the craft of acting (my daughter is learning lines in a school play and I related to her the technique that Lowe uses to recall lines); hearing about the commitment he has for his family; his long-term sobriety; and just being a strong professional in his field.
I just listened to Crash and Burn by Artie Lange. This would be the exact opposite. Where Artie let his addiction consume him and had a bleak message, Rob seemed to have brought things under control and was muuuuch more positive.
Yes, and this was probably better than Lowe's first book from a performance standpoint. Lowe really got into his mimicking voices and 'Ohio scream' which was great.
The Sasquatch story was very sweet and hearing about Bernie, as a larger than life character, was nice.
I would like to have heard more about Parks and Rec. The writing was tight and articulate and I look forward to some more stories from Mr. Lowe in the future. It was a terrific audiobook and it was is hard to stop it to get out of the car.
Great characters, as always. Story could have been wrapped up much sooner.
In the last third of the story arc, you keep waiting for things to resolve, but the narrative continues.
No, but watching the relationship develop more between the main character and the coroner would be fun to see.
Hiassen does a great job of tying characters together from each of their environments.
Yes, the reader had a nice cadence and did a great job with the regional accents.
The fortunetelling aspect and the touch-and-go relationship between Raylan and Dawn Navarro - very sexy.
nice cadence and did a great job with the regional accents.
No extreme reaction, but I really enjoy the TV series and I have a great mental picture of Givens making his way thru the Florida hoods and hoodlums.
You can judge a book by how long you want to stay in the car and keep listening - great story and I was sorry to see the story end.
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