I have listened to all Hannah Swensen books over and over
Suzanne Toren brings all of the various characters to life.
Joanne Fluke books are all funny and I love all of her characters. Murder that is not messy, and romance that is not trashy.
The narration was OK.
I have loved most of Sarah Addison Allen's book but have to admit that this was my least favorite. I just couldn't get into the story for the first half of the book. But since I have loved the unusual story lines of her other books I made myself continue with it. I would say that I really didn't enjoy it until I got to the last 1/4 th of the book partially because the writing seemed aimed at a young adult and immature audience. I am glad that some of the extra characters and their traits were in this book. It helped it along. I didn't like the way the main character (who had a bad attitude) treated her daughter without respect for her making decisions because of bad decisions she made when she was young. The end of the story was just OK. But I did like the Epilogue. It pulled it back together for me.
Yes, definitely. It is a great book to sandwich between other full length books...kind of like dessert.
I loved the connection of Georgie to St. George....but won't say more to be a spoiler to some of the interesting incidents that I loved.
The narration was fine.
I almost passed this one up because it was short. But I am sooooo glad I didn't. It was a wonderful find. I will look at other short books differently. It got to all the important points and made me love all of the characters without a lot of babbling about what clothes everyone was wearing, and what each of the characters did each day. I love the details that writers put into most books. But once in a while a book like this that gets to the plot and moves it along in a delightful manner is a nice break to be able to read the whole story in a short space of time so it can be read in one sitting. I loved the way the author did the shape-shifting dragon to man slightly different than in other books (that I also love).
I liked the story line and the inclusion of the Maine Coon cat in helping with the investigation.
The narrator. The narrator is skilled at telling the story, however since the book is written in the first person who is a man and most of the dialog was made for male voices...having a woman do the narration took away from the story a lot for me. It kept me sidetracked from enjoying the story because I had to remind myself that they star was a man.
Not good males.
No extreme reaction except I kept wishing the men sounded like men.
I would like to have given the story and the narrator more points but couldn't. Who ever matched the narrator with this story needs to re-evaluate choosing the right narrator for the story. She would do a good job in books that were first person with a woman as the main character.
Probably not only because I have so many books ahead to read.
Darcy. She was portrayed as a sensible character, not too overbearing or careless and not whimpy.
I had a problem with the narration throughout the whole book. I couldn't get my mind off of the narrator's slight British accent that came through regularly even when she wasn't narrating the characters that were meant to have a full on British accents. It distracted me. To me there should have been a Bostonian accent for Darcy and the other local characters because of the area the story took place in. She did an excellent job of the various characters and I enjoyed the female, male, and creatures voices. I was pleased that the narrator didn't sound like a teenager as is found in many books these day which is off-putting.
Overall, it was a good book and I enjoyed it.
To start with better narration. It was so slow and draggy that after I passed half way in the book I sped up the narration that only helped a little bit. The story dragged on WAY to long.
No. I still love that genre and I even love most of Katie MacAlister's books and own many. Some I have read over and over.
The narration was way to slow extending the length of the book. It is totally unbelievable that Joy and Roxie could have actually been friends most of their lives. Each of them are portrayed as very annoying and they have no common values, ideas or anything to connect them as such BFFs. Karen White does a very good job with the actual voices, but for goodness sake she shouldn't have stretched out all of the dialog and descriptions and I could have done without the snobby way she made Joy sound. I don't expect all main female characters be someone I would want for a BFF...but it sure would be good if I didn't dislike her enough to hope that she would end up as a corpse also.
I could see a purpose for all of the characters actually. Just wish that they could all have been less annoying.
I love Katie MacAlister's other books. But this one definitely isn't up to her best. Also, I have read other books narrated by Karen White and she can do a better job than what was accomplished in this book, but she definitely isn't up to par with Barbara Rosenblat. I really wanted to read it to the end, but just couldn't handle listening to Karen White's voice any more or put up with the Joy and Roxie characters any more as she portrays them.
Definitely. A different slant on werewolves in this story showing a different kind of personality and character than is in most werewolf stories.
Fell in love with Caleb and Tina and loved the way the relationship developed slowly. Even though I suspected midway about a few facts that came out in the end, I still enjoyed the progression as it was written.
Ronconi is one of my favorite narrators. She definitely puts the right attitude in the characters and her delivery of the snarky remarks are perfect as always. The voices for the men are very good and distinct.
It was more of a cozy read but I like that. Harper put enough suspense in to make me tense and worried that it would not end up HEA. For me it was one of those books where you want to reach out and hug some of the characters and beat up the bad guy. I found myself cheering during fight scenes and trying to get help to arrive sooner.
I haven't read a Harper/Ronconi book that I didn't love. Thanks to audible and my addition to audiobooks, I have a few hundred that I haven't read that I need to plow through. However, I plan on re-reading this one every year for dessert.
No. Although the basic story line is somewhat interesting and different, the author seemed to feel it necessary to write one or two Speedy Gonzalez meaningless sex scenes in almost every chapter.
The narrator did a good job but I have not listened to other books by her.
Definitely not worth the time. Much of the story is totally not realistic. A famous gorgeous magician who has a show in Vegas falls desperately in love with a stranger after only knowing her for a few days and insists on an immediate wedding. Get real!
All of that meaningless sex by a nympho with an over active libido would be better off in a story aimed at male readers. I think the story has a lot of potential that the author didn't bring out.
I kept reading hoping the main characters would get better but they didn't. Honestly I keep getting the desire to slap Gwen and Alexander never wised up a bit. There is a sequel in book form 'Vlad to the Bone' but I am not going to waste money on it. Both of the main characters are too annoying and I don't think I could make myself get another book by this author. The only good thing I can say about this book is that Tanya Eby made it tolerable...she is an excellent narrator.
I love the Drake Sisters books. I know the drama of the attack and how it affected Hannah was so important. I just thought that how she was dealing was important but was drawn out way too long as far as her internal turmoil. I got kind of tired of reading some of her feelings of her looks and self loathing and guilt over everything and wanted to skip a bit.
I loved some of the twists and extra plots, they made a big difference. I know the character of Hannah is basically that of a person who is not really happy with herself, her life, and is irritated when others are so forceful of their desire to make her do what they think is best for her. But even that was kind of overdone.
Overall, the story was great as well as the narration.
This is my first Stephen Coonts book. I always figured he was way to serious and probably wrote to realistic violence for me. I can handle SciFi/Fantasy violence fine. But this one, the killings didn't bother me at all. I felt they all deserved what they got. I absolutely loved the political satire about the president and his stupidity about the orders he gave and his utter lack of basic knowledge. Also, the military intervention both by the U.S. and Australian government to me portrays exactly how the governments would or have handled such occurances.
The greed angle impressed me. It is amazing how realistic that was and was very believable.
I was surprised by the 'cougar' angle. Not a lot of what I have read handles that subject very much, it is a very common happening in real life.
Having actually seen with my own eyes UFOs many years ago. My sighting was validated with other identical sightings the same day by others who where with me and also reported in NYC at the same time and 75 miles east of where I was. It happened in the 50s before we even ventured into space. This is a subject that is of great interest to me. I love the ideas behind the saucer in this book as they are to me very valid premises.
It amazes me how many creationists can't embrace that if He could create what we have here on earth, that he would be limited to just this tiny little rock we live on and feel that such ideas as other worlds would smash their views of the religion they embrace instead of enhancing their awe of what He can do.
I am looking forward to the rest in the series.
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