This is a fantastic book - I am a big Lehane fan but the depth of the characters & their interaction is remarkable. Great book, great performance. Bravo ~
I finished this book the weekend the author died. My sympathies to the family. It the author lived his life as thoughtful as his writing he was a wonderful being I am sure.
The characters and the proses are beautifully crafted, I loved the writing. But if you listen, expect a very subtle overlay of simple stories that unfold slowly. There is no big dramatic moment, anywhere; rather it is beautiful writing about people you could know, trying to figure out their lives that occasionally intersect.
I love this author, and think this is a very important historical topic with current application. Well worth the time. I will definitely look for this performer - excellent job.
It is unusual in some ways, although not a unique format. It took me a bit to get into the book, but I am glad I stuck with it. I very much enjoyed the book, although I agree with some of the other reviews, the ending is a bit of a disappointment. The performance is outstanding and the book is a worthwhile listen. I would read other books by this author.
This is a good book, but the lead character isn't as endearing as 'Joe' in the first book in the series. Having said that it is well written, an interesting story line and a great performance.
Well I must say the 'crime' element of the book is a stretch. Yes, I know a group crime happened in a small CA town, but this book took that idea to a goofy place. However, I do like the characters, the writing is strong as is the performance. I understand how some of the other reviews are harsh, but I still recommend the book.
This author has numerous characters, each exceedingly well developed & authentic, whose lives interact in a real and compelling way. The performer is outstanding – well worth the listen.
The only thing good about this audio book is Scott Brick - there is a plot so bad I saw the ending 1 hour into the listen, and thought "oh no, he wouldn't do that" but he did.
As we've come to expect, Connelly writes another winner. Jake is as lovable & flawed as ever, the story challenging yet believable and the pace fantastic. Great read ~ and the performance is excellent.
Sometimes 'listening' to non-fiction is very difficult but this performance was excellent and while it is a complex book the story is so well constructed and the performance so strong it is an outstanding listen. Worth every minute - I intend to buy the physical book as well, it is that important.
I like the complex story line of the book, as well as the interwoven characters. The ending was a bit weak, but it didn't spoil the otherwise delightful read.
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