This was my first book listened to which was written by Lisa Gardner. I knew who Detective D.D. Warren was from a t.v. movie that I liked. Having not read any Det. Warren books before, I still gave this one a listen because the synopsis sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed. I felt I had enough background about Det. Warren to get her personality, without having to rely on what was brought out in other books. I even liked the bad guy. The plot was good and kept me interested throughout the book. The narrator did a good job a portraying the female non-nonsense "cop" voice, but could have used a different approach when speaking in Charlie's first person voice. However, it wasn't distracting and I would listen to another book ready by Kirsten Potter. I would definitely read another Lisa Gardner and specifically another Detective D. D. Warren book.
This was a very enjoyable storyline that brought back a lot of elements from previous books - in a seamless way. It had a satisfying ending, plus lots of kick-ass drama on the way. My many thanks to Jeaniene Frost for the whole series and the spin-offs. Great books! I think Tavia Gilbert is fabulous and she does not disappoint here. The books would not be as good without her.
I have enjoyed lots of Linda Howard novels. This one was sadly disappointing. The leading lady, Annie, bucked the trend, showing an independent, strong will, to become a doctor in the wild, wild West. However, when Rafe comes along, she turns into a meek, frightened, uncertain (fill in the appropriate synonymous-adjective) sissy. It would have been a much better story if Annie had stayed true to her character throughout. The narrator was fine, but not outstanding. I may be judging her a little on her material, though.
I liked the first book in this series, but this one was painful to listen to because of the story. It had great potential with the general idea, but the execution was lame. The narrator was good, he just didn't have adequate material to work with.
This was my first Dean Koontz book. Amazing story, plot, characters. He throws you on a roller coaster ride of emotion and suspense, and manages an ending you can be satisfied with. He's a great story-teller with a limitless imagination. The narrator was great as well. I would totally recommend it!
I hovered back and forth on the overall rating between 3 and 4 stars. While the story was good, I felt almost depressed at the bad luck of the main character, Gavin. He could not catch a break and it got a little wearisome. That could have been made up for in a spectacular "guy gets the girl" ending, but even the confrontation at the end was a little pathetic. A good resolution came in the final third of the "Epilogue." That wasn't enough happiness to counteract the problems faced, the off-timing, the bloodshed, etc. Plus I wanted to know more about how they got to where they were in the "Epilogue." I felt after all I had invested into the story, I was missing some information that I deserved to know. I did like best friend Hope and her story with AJ. That added a nice/funny twist in the story. The couples Gavin interviewed were interesting. Gavin's grandmother was very sweet. The narrator did a fine job. A good listen, especially if you are drawn to rooting for the underdog. So while three stars may seem harsh for a good book, I just couldn't bring myself to rate it four stars due to my wanting to slap some sense into Gavin and yell something to him about seizing his destiny. We don't do that to fictional characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Nora Roberts wrote an intriguing story with wonderful characters. I wanted to fix the main character, Elizabeth-Abigail, a hot chocolate and give her a hug, but on the otherhand, never get on her bad side. The chief of police, Brooks, was dreamy. Brooks family and the townspeople added warmth and drama to the story. Julia Whelan gave a great performance. She handled the accents well and I thought did a good job with the main character's quirky personality. I give Ms. Whelan five stars as well. I would highly recommend to anyone and to myself for a second listen.
The storyline is fun and exciting and the narration is fantastic.
I think Ms. Gilbert is spot on with Bones. He's not a James Bond Englishman. He's like Eliza Doolittle before she became a
I had MANY laugh-out-loud moments.
I have enjoyed the series as well. I have purchased all Night Huntress books and Night Huntress World books that are available to-date and have enjoyed them all.
Ms. McMurdo-Wallis had a very pleasant demeanor. Her voices were not detracting from the story, but held enough differences to be able to tell one character from the other. Generally, I felt she had an appealing voice for narration and did a good job with the book. I would listend to another book narrated by her.
Love eventually does conquer all, and there's a lot to conquer.
This story had so much conflict between the main characters and there was so much misunderstanding and tragedy, that it was kind of hard to listen to. Even though there is a happy ending, I felt Kit and Baron Cain were sometimes just mean to each other. This had too many sad events happen that made it almost difficult to listen to. All stories should have some point of contention or a problem or two to overcome. This book just kept throwing hurdles at the poor people in the book. I liked other things about the book. I thought the plot of the book was clever. I liked that Kit was a non-traditional southern girl, inspite of her attending finishing school and doing so well. The book gave an interesting perspective on life after the Civil War for both people in the North (a little bit) and the South, including property owners and former slaves in the South. That part of the book was very interesting.
This was the first Jennifer Crusie book I had listened to, although I have since listened to others. This is my favorite so far. The story is so clever in its theories of romance that many of the characters have and swear that their theory explains all. The characters are unique and fun. The narrator does a great job. I was laughing out loud in some parts and yet the story can be very sweet at other times. A word of warning . . . you may feel the need to go get donuts during or after reading.
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