Full disclosure: I have read this one twice already. I might well read it again once enough time has passed and I have forgotten how mild and uncompelling this one is. It's not terrible.
Definitely the bottom half of the group, but not the very worst.
In this one, I would have to say Kinsey's early scenes with Deets.
If this is your first try at reading Sue Grafton and you didn't love it, I would encourage you to try something else of her's. She has written many books that I have really loved.
I really enjoyed continuing the stories of the characters from the earlier editions.
They are like the others in the series, which I do recommend.
I enjoy hearing the pacing of a narrator, although some of the personal names and place names weren't pronounced the way that I remembered them; it was a little distracting.
I like the good triumphs over evil moments.
A different narrator would have made this better. I think probably any narrator, but maybe that's not true?
The only books that I know of that are similar to this one are the others in the series.
There may be genres in which she is competent, but this experience has left me so scarred and traumatized that I don't think I could listen to her again.
I was offended by this performance. I can't believe that any professionals thought that any of this was appropriate to offer to Elizabeth Moon's fans or potential fans.
I am going to request a refund. If it's not too late for you, don't buy this version. Hopefully, our combined outrage will inspire someone to re-record this. Spare yourself!
I really like this narrator. Some of his inflections make me feel like he really knows this character.
It's no secret that this is, at least in part, a kidnap story. But the question of whether the victims are going to survive was just one layer of the suspense. Reacher is locked in parallel struggles with his employer and with other characters. It is a seamless, multi-layered journey that is almost unbearably suspenseful.
I think that he has a clear vision of Reacher and he is very gifted at creating voices for other characters.
Yes and no. It was great and I wanted to reach the resolution, but I couldn't stand the suspense. There were times when I had to turn it off and hide under my bed.
This is the best series that I have found since I discovered Robert Crais's Elvis Cole. Don't let the ill-considered Tom Cruise covers scare you away.
I don't think that the audio is better or worse than the print version. For me, the difference is that sometimes I'm in the mood to read a print version, and sometimes I have work to do.
The most memorable scenes for me are the ones where Kinsey, the main character, interacts with the subject of her investigation. I think their relationship reveals a new side of her personality, especially in light of her new, uncomfortable identity as a member of a family.
Ms. Peiffer did a good job reading this book, but there is something about her voice that rubs me the wrong way in spots.
I did laugh out loud at different times.
I have listened to this one 3 or 4 times. There are also passages that I like to repeat more than once. Also, I liked that this is a particularly long, engaging work. It helps me to pass the time when I have a monstrous load of work to do around my house, but it is not too complex to follow along with and to enjoy while doing something else.
Yes. I have already listened to it three times. It is a well-rounded, satisfying British-style mystery that hits all the high notes. For me, it has come to be one of my "comfort food" reads. I imagine that I will return to it again in the future.
It reminds me of "Pride and Prejudice" more because of my enjoyment than for any similarities in the stories. But this is also period literature. The story is complex and well flushed out. The characters, new and old, are given an opportunity to reveal more of themselves than I think I have seen, even in this series. It is a special treat because the steady characters who work with Pitt this time are Gracie and Narroway, characters whom we don't usually get to hear a lot from.
What I marvelled at was his ability to give each character a completely different voice. His gift is to really bring each person in the story to life.
I'm not sure what that means.
If old-style British mysteries are your thing, give this one a try. It may be the best one of the series!
There were quite a few characters who are included and the story brings all of the players and elements together seamlessly.
This story is very exciting. There are several mysteries unfolding at the same time and they are all great, but I think that the narrator really knows how to help build the suspense.
I liked the way that he voiced Harry Bosch. All of the characteristics that make Harry Harry were audible in Giles' performance: his gritty, edgy quality and his weariness. Great performance!
Yes and no. I try to stretch really good books out, but I did find myself hanging around my laptop listening long after I should have moved on to something else! Also, I have listened to this audiobook three times (so far!).
Loved it! The great thing about Michael Connelly's work is that several of the recurring characters have their own mystery series. The characters and storylines often overlap and they are really fun to read.
suspenseful, original, satisfying
I enjoy following the lives of characters whom I have seen before.
the scene in the Palace where the elements of the puzzle start to fall into place.
It did make me laugh or smile or shake my head at times.
This series is worth reading, but this book is a great read all alone.
a more interesting story
a different British mystery
Her voice has a monotone quality that didn't help to liven up the dull story.
all of them
Skip this one!
This is exactly the kind of book that I hope to find in the audiobook format: complex, but not too complicated to follow while I wash dishes or fold clothes.
The conclusion is amazing!
I think that Mary Peiffer sounds like the voice I hear in my head for Kinsey when I'm reading the books.
The most moving parts for me are the parts of the story that are about Kinsey's personal life.
This is a very satisfying, sad and funny mystery. Sue Grafton comes through once again!
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