I have been a big fan of the Stephanie Plum series for many years and I consider Lorelei King one of the finest narrators I've ever heard. I read Wicked Appetite in written form and enjoyed that very much so I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately I found it to be a disappointment. This book just doesn't have the fun and excitement of the Plum series or the first book in this series. Carl, (the monkey), was fun in the first book but seems somewhat slow and stupid in this one. Maybe because I read the first and listened to the second? Worth listening to anyway, if only because of the reader.
I'm not sure why Mr. Sullivan thinks this book is different from Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me". I enjoyed the book but the author brought nothing new to the story. Out of the two books I enjoyed the Ann Rule more.
How can you go wrong with one of the best narrators and one of my favorite authors of all time? Write something completely different from what your audience expects from you. If the tale was a good one that would be okay but I for one didn't enjoy this story. Will Patton was as always a wonderful narrator and the only true entertainment of the book for me.
The story is good but moves too slowly to be enjoyed. Excellent narrator wasted on the pace of the novel. Editing could definitely helped this book. I love a good long book but this story needs a few details removed to improve the pace. IMHO.
Terrifying story of extreme talent wasted. Very typical for the 1980's. Sad and yet triumphant in the end. All and all a good story with excellent narration. I will look for more books from this narrator. I wish the best for "Doc" and his children.
James Lee Burke is a favorite but once Will Patton began reading the tales I can't enjoy the Mark Hammer as much. Sorry, just telling the truth. Still better than almost any other fiction out there IMHO. Happy listening.
I really love long books but not when they move so s-lo-w-ly that you are in agony just trying to get thru them! The female narrator reads exceptionally slowly making what is already boring even worse.
In conversations between characters the person replying repeats what the other person just said. (This happens over and over through out the book!)
The idea behind the book sounded good so I thought I would give it a try but I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
The saga takes you in and doesn't let go. Very well written and narrated. I will buy more from this author and narrator.
I love all of the characters and the narrator can't be beat but... the stories are wearing a bit thin. Maybe not enough Ranger in this one...
In my experience the book is ALWAYS better than the movie... except for this time! I've read other books by Fannie Flagg and was entertained by them as I was somewhat entertained by this one. The movie is one of my all time favorites so I really didn't think I could go wrong with the purchase. The book was acceptable but not exceptional. I was also unimpressed by the narrator. I guess after Jessica Tandy, (the main narrator in the movie), ANYONE would be a disappointment! If you've never seen the movie you will probably love the book.. but I would suggest you see the movie.
A thought provoking story of what the afghan women (and people) have gone through. The "Joy Luck Club" of afghanistan. The story brought me to tears. Beautifully written and well narrated.
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