Someone with patience for a a really heavy British accent in a monotone.
No Poe story should ever be read by someone who cannot emote the fear and passion inherent in his stories. The only truly enjoyable ones came from Richard Farrone, who does a great job with the Beating Heart. So, I'm sure if he had done them all, it would've been great.
The characters in this novel are very well rounded, with believable traits and responses to the danger they face. Gardner does a great job of directing suspicions to different suspects, each with a logical motive. It is told from the point of view of the wife, but it stays true to the plot without becoming maudlin.
I would compare this book to the others written by Lisa Gardner. Characters with depth, and a good believable plot.
Elisabeth Rodgers does a great job of narrating the plot from the wife's point of view, but it could be greatly improved with the addition of a good male reader for the more threatening antagonists.
Like all of Lisa Gardner's books, she keeps the pace up, with builds and twists that really captured my interest.
If you value your credits, and love a good thriller, don't waste them on this. In this book, a "trained psychologist" who also sees spirits begins to flirt and become sexually aroused by a vicious dead serial killer's ghost.
This has nothing to do with real psychic phenomena. The "visions" of the dead serial killer aren't eerie or remotely believable, but just idiotic. He keeps getting sexier to her, with added "glistening muscle", and even a new suntan! He uses lame come-ons such as "you're so hot, baby", and she finally gets annoyed because he comes on to her in the shower. Although aroused by him, she feels guilty when she chases him away with incense, and it ticks him off. The reader sounds like she can't believe she is reading this junk either. I just want my credit back.
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