The book was OK, a Sandra Brown mystery with some romance blended in. I don't think the book needed any kind of twist at the end and I thought the villian was totally unbelievable. My favorite parts were the interactions between the leading man and the little girl... so cute!
I really enjoyed Dodger's character and personality! To have a life such as his and turn it into almost an art form... and have such a great attitude about it. It was an interesting storyline with fun and fascinating characters!
I don't know if I am cut out to listen to this type of book! I found it very interesting and was impressed with the amount of information and research it must have taken to have written it. I was however, confused about half the time and when I was mid-way through I actually started it over in order to get a few things straight. So many people have similar names and the sheer number of characters was a daunting task to keep track of. I finally just left it on and stayed partially confused... and I hate to admit that I googled a few things in order to clear up a few nagging questions. It was a very interesting and entertaining ancient Roman history (historical fiction, I guess) lesson!
This story is superbly written and narrated. Tana French has a way of weaving a story and connecting you with the characters on a unique level. With the economy down... this book has parallels with so many sad lives and people that wanted something different but their hopes and dreams went down the toilet. The detective is as broken as the criminals but he his trying so hard to find the right of things. In many ways, the personal look inside his mind and thoughts of his past made me feel like an intruder. You are just wishing for something great to happen to him... something happy. I gave the story only four stars because of the reason for the killer's (and other's) insanity. I cannot go into further detail without revealing spoilers but I found it to be far fetched. This story was moving and so very sad... I had to download something happy and funny afterward just to take my mind off it.
I was very disappointed that this book stopped completely at the moment that Elizabeth I ascended to the throne. This book is written more like a history book and is a dry accounting of the children on their way and upon the throne. It seems to have been based on records of the time and is fairly factual. Considering this, I was interested to see at least some of the contrast in how Elizabeth would handle the monarchy, as opposed to her siblings and the affect it would have on England. According to the title, I was not under the impression that I would have to buy another book to get the information on Elizabeth. I know she is book worthy... but it was very misleading. I believe Ms. Weir owed it to her readers to at least take the time to address the same main issues that plagued both Edward and Mary at the beginning of their reigns, and contrast how Elizabeth handled them as well. Very impolite to stop where it did.
The book, as much as it was, was well written and well narrated.
I really like most of Michael Connelly's books and but I felt like this one did not did not give us a clear ending. I don't want to 'sort of' know who did it... I want the book done, completed, the real killer caught or dead. The character development was great and for those Connelly lovers... if I were going to try to interpret stuff here I would say that this one was more about Harry and his path than the mystery itself. I buy Connelly books purely for the entertainment factor. I don't want to think too much and I like a clean ending tied up with a bow...the little synopsis or 'ah ha' moment where you find out exactly what happened. Unlike many of his others... there is no moment where it all comes completely together and you know exactly what actually happened.
I was OK with the zombie mayhem entwined into the story and the narration was OK... although I thought it made the characters seem too old. What I didn't like was that it lacked the romance that Jane Austin and the original book are known for. In being 'zombie superkillers', the girls' characters were completely altered and this took the book too far away from its roots at the core. The original sisters had very few skills and Elizabeth's winning character traits came from within, from her own pride, her honesty and ultimately her humanity. Sorry Seth, the zombies took over on this one... and killed off the pride and the prejudice. I would have been happier if more of the original book I loved was still there.
The book was good and the narration was flawless. I don't know if it was the subject matter or the fact that so many bad things happened because of things left unsaid or undone for too long... but this book just left me feeling empty. Happiness was so close and yet so far away and in the end... things worked out but only after so much damage. Interesting story and very unique perspective of the white indentured servant. Heartwrenching tale of the life of the slaves and what they must have endured under good and bad circumstances. Worth the listen but don't expect to smile much.
Not my favorite book. Kind of weird with the tie in to Eve's past. I thought there was too much explicit sex with Eve and Roarke and then to have it followed by child rape and molestation?? I just didn't really care for it all in the same book. I like my murder mysteries to stay in that arena and this one flip flops back and forth between a murder mystery and romance, I guess. I say romance but it is almost a strange obsessive love... it doesn't feel romantic. I will wait a while before my next JD Robb.
I never read the first book when Rinker and Davenport have their initial run-in... I might have to get that one now. Sandford wrote this one from both perspectives and I was rooting for Clara and Lucas at the same time. The story kept moving right along and kept me very interested. Sad ending but the right one. Richard Ferrone did a great job as usual. I really like that he does not try to imitate the female voices... he just changes the cadence a little. When men try to sound female they just sound deranged and I can't stand it. Ferrone does a good job with this. Overall... very entertaining.
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