I mistakenly did not listen to the sample narration before downloading, and I was bitterly disappointed. I love Robert B. Parker, and Spenser novels. This narrator is lispy and effeminate, and if you know Spenser and Hawk, it just doesn't work. It's a joke. If you love Spenser novels, you will be very upset. If this is your first, you will be cheated. Joe Mantegna is a good reader of Spenser novels-he has that tough guy voice. Choose one of those.
I love Stephanie Plum. I love Janet Evanovich. I was thrilled to have number 15-but a little let down. The romance, which I really look forward to, was not as satisfying-I need MORE Joe, MORE Ranger! The humor, though, was GREAT! I laughed out loud-funny funny funny! Stephanie Plum is still great, Lula is my favorite, Grandma is the best! If you are a Ste;phanie Plum fan, you have to read this!
Good grief! I tried to keep an open mind about this, thinking that there are some good basic principles in the original "Secret" book, such as positive thinking, what you put out you get back, etc. It was a slow go, but not too bad until I was told that I would have to burn incense to cleanse bad vibes from my house, set up a love shrine, make a collage, set the table for two, reaarange my furniture...the list goes on and on. Too complicated for me-not practical enough. Kind of goofy-not for me at all!
Any James Lee Burke fan will be pleased, and any new listener will be spoiled for any other narrator. Mark Hammer's voice is rich and full of character and soul-he makes you feel the heart break. The writing is so descriptive, you can see the character's faces, smell the air around them, feel their fear, or humor, or anger. Wonderful.
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