All of it
Scott Brick is wonderful in all character parts, but even he could not have salvaged this mess !!
No editor in his/her right mind would have read past the first chapter/
Too many to count in this limited space.
Another narrator !!!
Have read print copies of the series and loved them all !!
Her female voices were, well ~~ okay even if it was difficult to tell which character was speaking, but the males ~~ OMG !! Nash and Sebastian were absolutely horrible !!
Disappointment ~~ couldn't finish listening to audio.
Happy it was a sale item and didn't have to waste a credit.
There are too many characters ~~ many of whom have no obvious relationship to the story ~~ she could have eliminate some of them and given serious development to the remainder. The principals at the core of the book are Emmett Justice who is described as "charismatic", but appears totally devoid of any personality whatsoever. He spends the majority of the novel "improving" everything about his new wife Helen ~~ her speech, her grammar, her manner of dress, etc. Her obsession to please him and be accepted by his Highland "social" friends renders her unable to see how demanding and emotionally abusive he treats her. She is so busy cooking for all these people, so they won't hate her for marrying him, that she doesn't even appear to be aware of his infidelities until the end of the book, although it was obvious to the reader from the beginning.
As an outline for a novel, the concept may have been good, but the characters required work to make them interesting.
I cannot think of any narrator (or even a group of them) who could have saved this one.
In the future, I will read the printed book first and not just reviews. Moonrise is not a mystery, it is a mess !! The reviewers who found the story even remotely similar to "Rebecca" either did not understand the premise of that fine old classic, or were as alcohol-soaked as Ms. King's characters in this book.
Yes ~~ have been a fan of Martha Grimes and the Richard Jury series for over 20 years, but for some reason missed The Old Silent ~~ am now grateful for small favors !! Have seldom been so disappointed in a book !! It was not a "mystery" ~~ more an anthology of early R&B artists (John Coletrane, Charlie Parker, etc.). Unless the listener has a particular interest in that genre, please do not waste a credit on this one.
Steve West's narration was, as always, wonderful !!
She could have stayed with her tried and true formula of Jury and his friend Melrose Plant investigating and solving the "mystery" behind the murder ~~ The Old Silent does not credit either man with the keen intelligence displayed in her other books; in fact, Plant's actions and language are rather idiotic ~~ here he behaves and sounds like Aunt Agatha !!
The characters living or visiting The Old Silent were totally devoid of interest or purpose to the overall story and the confusing abrupt changes in locales made it impossible to nominate a "favorite."
None of which I am aware.
Would not even know where to begin
Can't imagine any narrator who could have saved this one
Could not finish this one ~~ if Drew uttered the word "darling" once more, would have found me screaming !!!
Wanted and expected more "Lincoln Lawyer" Mickey Haller ~~ what the author delivered was pre-law lectures on court procedures, subpoenas, etc. and unbelievable stunts ~~ boring stuff !!
Well, books involving Mickey's step brother Harry are generally most entertaining.
He's always at the top of his game ~~ unfortunately, he didn't have much of a story to narrate here.
Too many to enumerate.
Sorry I wasted a credit on this one.
Another narrator !!
All of Peter Mayle's novels ~~ wish Audible would acquire rights to Hotel Pastis (sp. ?)
Stephen Weber, Eric Conger, James Daniels, Jonathan Davis, Paul Michael ~~ almost any other with the exception of Dick Hill who is so awful I refuse to purchase any audio read by him ~~ but that complaint is not relevant to this review.
I have read all of Peter Mayle's wonderful books and especially enjoyed them, so it was exciting to see this one listed among Audible's collection ~~ did not have a credit available, but purchased it anyway as the story should have made a delightful listening experience ~~ a poor judgment call to waste the money !!!!
Yes ~~ here, as always, he does a wonderful narration !!
Too many to enumerate.
Have read all of the "Prey" books, listened to many others and thoroughly enjoyed each ~~ can not believe John Sandford wrote this one; even with Richard Ferrone's excellent attempts to add entertainment to the material, it sounds more like a computer skills-enhancement manual than a mystery novel.
Yes, but only after reading the printed version.
Yes. I already own "A Town Like Alice" in my on-line library, and have thoroughly enjoyed it on more than one occasion.
Actually his narration was good, considering the insufferable material he was reading.
None obvious to me ~~ perhaps Part 2 would reveal them to anyone interested enough to listen, but that person will not be this reader.
It is difficult to imagine this brilliant author creating such a vapid and insipid cast of characters as (1) Mollie ~~ who "took a first" at University ~~ in what? Her "higher" education is not further demonstrated, leaving the impression of an semi-illiterate, possession-hungry, magazine-reading, movie star-struck adolescent. (2) Stan ~~ please ~~ even the trained mouse had more personality. (3) The others ~~ my bet is that Mr. Shute didn't have to reach for his Thesaurus when using the word "lunatic" to describe the area housing these burlesque people.
Absolutely not !!!
The story was so incredibly boring, no narrator could have saved it !! Actually on reflection, Elizabeth McGovern was the same character throughout "The Chaperone" (well, except for the money, of course) as she played in TV winner "Downton Abbey" ~~ my all-time favorite of that era ~~ perhaps some of the glitter of that series persuaded my decision to purchase this audiobook.
Not for me ~~ did not and will not even finish it.
Audible.com has literally hundreds of wonderful books to enjoy (I've found many great ones here on audio which were read and shared by my book club years ago, now out of print and unavailable on audio through other sources) and I've never heard anything from their selection variety unworthy of completion ~~ listening to some two or three times. Have learned a lesson here about advanced research, moved on to another good Audible book and hope eventually to forget about this bad apple !!
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