I've enjoyed most of SEP's books, but this one lacked the humor that I was expecting. Maybe it was the narrator. She added a whine to the characters that drove me nuts. If SEP uses the same narrator for her next book, I will definitely pass. This was one of my least favorite books from SEP. The characters didn't seem to be all that likeable. To me, the book dragged on and on until everything ended in a rush. I'll still buy her next book, but without the anticipation I usually have.
Honestly, I haven't finished it yet. I am having a very hard time getting interested in the storyline and the characters. So far I'd have to say this is my least favorite.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Ms Ronconi in Molly Harper's other books, but not this one. There was a mention in the book about the main character having a mix of accents, but that couldn't explain this mess of accents. Ms Ronconi seems to frequently forget the accent(s), then remember for a few minutes and then slip back to her regular voice. I find it jarring and very distracting. I think it would have been much more successful if Ms Harper had written Nola's character with with only one accent for Ms Ronconi to deal with.
Not so much. Though the narrator wasn't awful, she definitely is not one of my favorites.
I enjoyed the characters and the twists and turns.
Oh... just didn't much care for her style.
It's one of those stories I enjoyed as much, if not more, the second time around.
I would definitely listen to other books narrated by Julia Whelan or Kirby Heyborne. I thought they each did an excellent job, especially Ms. Whelan. I will most likely give Gillian Flynn another try once the disappointment from this book has eased.
I found the ending (actually the last third of the book) very disappointing. It seemed rushed, improbable, and lacking the detail that might support it.
I slightly preferred Ms. Whelan's performance, but both were excellent. Truthfully, by the end of the book I was sick of all the characters.
Yes, for the most part.
I enjoyed the alternating narration and felt the story wouldn't have worked without it. I enjoyed the first two thirds of the novel much more than the last third. I almost wish I had stopped listening and made up my own ending. Just wasn't a satisfying or believable conclusion.
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