East Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2012
The wrong narrator waters down this otherwise great story.
Having read and loved the three part series when it was first published, I was so excited to see them on audio and so inexpensive...that should have been a clue. I read so many mysteries it should have been obvious there was something wrong, namely the narration.
The stories are wonderful, truly the "he said" side of the argument. For those who loved to hate the detestable Caroline Bingly, more to hate she is a great bad guy for the Austen set.
However, as I stated before the narrator is horrible! He makes Darcy sound like an effeminate dandy, not the over proud slightly arrogant idiot he starts out as until he is enlightened. I'm not sure what happened after the enlightenment because the narrator then has him sounding like a 16 year old girl. Lord!
Loved, loved, loved the stories, could do without the narrator. However, even the performance couldn't totally ruin this great version of one of my favorite classics.
I am really enjoying this series, quirky perhaps a little far fetched but at least it hasn't veered off into relationship hell with, wives, kids, lovers being killed, kidnapped or otherwise menaced. There is of course some personal life details, thankfully this is more actual investigation less melodrama.
A litte far fetched, also it is my impression the author has a bit of national hubris...
Still, I enjoyed the book and purchased the next three in a 20 plus series.
However, the narration really annoyed me inthe beginning. The story was engrossing so I hung in there and tried to tune out the very bad accents and male voices.
I enjoyed the first two, but as a series starting to suffer from hyperbole. I don't think I'll be listening to another any time soon.
Publisher's summary was accurate, the story moved along nicely. Well worth a credit and a decent new series.
True to form, Connelly is descriptive and detailed in his most recent portrayal of Bosch in procedural police drama. A solid outing with the exception of the narrator who was not fluid and tended to draw out and slow the dialog even though it seemed to be written for a different pace.
No criticism of the writing, only content. Too melodramatic, she has gone too far. Yes people die, life happens, but in the normal course of life there is usually small bright moments that sustain us. Everyone in this story is or should be contemplating death in a very very, yes, BLEAK way.
I wasn't going to get the third (or fourth) but like a bad accident I kept watching. Sadder yet, there is literally NO fun or humor in this book, in these fictional lives and yet they are portrayed as having good lives.
Still, so well written, but i wish she would inject some real life folly into the characters.
A little sadder, still so well written, great dialog if only it were not so so very bleak. Bleak is the closest I can come to describe the vein of emotion that runs through the story.
I really like the this even though it is sort or noir-ish if that makes any sense. I've listened through the 4th book and part of me likes the series, but part of me is screaming beyond any kind of credulity. It is a little like a tv drama in that I enjoy the first season but get annoyed when it starts to reach for overly dramatic focus and I start to think...SERIOUSLY! Life can be bad, depressing, but no you can't pile it that high.
I am still enjoying the series, but feel it is becoming a little bleak for me. Life regardless of religious affiliation, has highs, happiness threaded throughout. If not we cease to enjoy even the basic pleasures such as a good book.
The story is well written, clean, crisp dialog, no humour or wit, the last two filled with unrelenting sadness.
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