Not nearly as good as some of the earlier Women's Murder Cub mysteries. My husband and I listen when traveling, and this one didn't hold our interest nearly as much as others. But we're hoping the next ones comes back strong!
I listen to books while working out at the gym. I HATE HATE HATE going to the gym, but knowing I can spend an hour listening to a book gets me there at least 3 times a week. I loved this book, and was especially delighted with the wonderful narration. But I think I should have read some of the other reviews more closely -- some parts of it were so hot that I think people were looking at me funny when I was smirking while sweating on the treadmill!! I especially had to make sure my husband wasn't on the treadmill next to me!! Maybe I'll listen to my next Linda Howard in a more private place.
A shallow travelogue by a self-centered, narcissistic, would-be princess. Maybe I should have seen the movie instead since I almost always like Julia Roberts, but this audio turned me off so badly, I guess I'll skip the movie. Darn.
It has been years since I've read or seen Barefoot in the Park, so this was an enjoyable trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how long ago it was staged! Enjoyable listen, but I'm glad it wasn't any longer as it would have gotten stale fast.
I don't usually like books narrated in a southern accent, but I can't imagine this book being read by anyone other than the author. I looked forward to every time I had a chance to listen and didn't want the book to end. The characters were quirky, and not all likeable, but always interesting. Flawed yet somehow loveable. The story line had enough twists to keep it interesting. I hate to go to the gym and only go so I can listen to a book; this one got me there more often than any other in a long, long time!
Better than the movie, which was too long.
I've liked other Nicolas Sparks' books, but this one was just too predictable and too "sweet." I probably wouldn't have finished it if I weren't listening while on the treadmill and doing my Nautilus routine. The narration was lovely, though, and did help keep my attention.
I usually love Barbara Taylor Bradford's books, and have especially loved the Emma Harte series, but this one took way too long to get very interesting and then went on way too long, without much in the way of character development or new plot lines. When Jonathan Ainsley finally emerged as the villain, again(!), the book was more than half over!! Maybe I would have like this better as a read than as an audio since I could have skipped over many sections. Basically I was disappointed.
We love Harry, but this book was too long and too convoluted, especially as an audiobook. We listened to this as we traveled to Florida from NH, starting it the second day, and didn't finish it before we arrived. Once there, it took us nearly four weeks of 20 minute "listens" enroute to somewhere to finish it. Don't get me wrong -- we both love Connelly's Harry books; we just might consider the length before purchasing next time. A "read" might be better than a "listen."
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