I don't know who would enjoy this book. Somebody may tolerate it but NOT enjoy it
This book was my worst book purchase. It was very boring and didn't hold my interest. I stopped midway through as I couldn't invest any more time hoping the storyline would improve.
The narrator was a distraction to the story. Many years ago, I read this book and enjoyed it. The over-theatrical narration was too distracting, too fast-paced and too energetic for my personal preference.
I was hopeful that this book, outside of my normal genre choice, would be a refreshing change of pace. It wasn't.
I love Agatha Christie but I didn't love this book. I found it too dry; it could of been all the talk of cards...which I find very uninteresting. The narrator, Hugh Fraser, is absolutely superb! Hugh Fraser's narration is what kept me from stopping midway through.
Totally absorbing story. A woman in her early sixties learns she was adopted. She hires a genealogist to discover her past. The story of her parent's past runs in parallel chapters with the genealogist current investigation. Very engaging! Totally enjoyable!
After this first listen, in the Jefferson Tayte series, I enjoyed it so much, I purchased another in the series.
Yes. To make certain I didn't miss anything and to enjoy the story again.
Yes. I couldn't wait for the story to progress.
Superb performance. Nailed the emotions of the characters.
Turn off the television and enjoy Simon Vance's narration of this engaging book.
I approached this first book, that I owned, by Nevada Barr with much hope of enjoyment. What a let down! The characters aren't likeable or interesting. With the beginning off to a slow start, I didn't give up. Half way through the book, I should of realized that I could of better spent those hours listening to a book of some interest and redeeming value; entertainment or educational. Teenagers telling spooky stories around a campfire and trying to scare each other would of been more fun than this book. I own another book by Nevada Barr (unread); but I'm in no hurry to discover if it is better than this book.
This is my fist Jo Nesbo book. It was an excellent introduction! The story hooked me almost immediately. The story line was absorbing but sometimes difficult to follow. The narrator was excellent; I always knew when he changed characters. The only issue I had was trying to keep track of all the characters in the parallel story line; which may not of been an issue had I read the book instead of listening. Considering the narration, I'm glad I listened to this book. For my next Jo book, I may decide to read it so that I may better understand the characters and their relationship to the story, quicker. Since I mostly listen to books while I'm driving, it isn't possible to write down notes.
From other reviews, I expected more. Some parts of the story was disturbing, which I didn't realize in advance and didn't expect, but overall the story was non-eventful. I'm neutral on this book. I'm not overly fond of it, nor am I'm able to recommend it. I never felt compelled to rush back to complete it; which I do when a book has hooked me. For me, it was only a "filler" book to occupy my long commute to work. The story where every adult (parents and police) accuse the children in the story of fabricating a lie isn't believable. Maybe not improbable, but not truly believable either.
Not outstanding but, a good clean entertaining fun listen! Nice change of pace to bloody, edge of your seat thrillers.
Michael Kitchen is great! He is the only reason I was able to tolerate the complete 20+ hour book.
Very disappointed! I wish I had stopped listening when I realized I didn't care what happened! I only wanted it to end!
The story took many twists and turns which, initially, held my interest. The story started with interest, but grew quite tiresome, quite quickly.My interest was quickly lost with unlikable characters that I didn't care about..While listening I realized, I didn't care what happened; I wasn't invested and my goal was to finish the book, only. In the future, before I spend 20+ hours of precious listening time on one book, I will be more cautious in my selections and quit listening when the story doesn't have characters of interest to me.
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