... the rest is the usual set: gorgeous man falls for an intelligent woman. But SEP gives them 10 hours to finally let them fall into each others arms. Hours of funny dialogues, passionate encounters and lots of Italian food! Kate Fleming at it's best.
While other readers / listeners complain about the slow pace until the last third I actually enjoyed the beginning more than the end which seemed like a mixture of sci-fi horror mystery action movie. Until then the story about strange characters living in a weird building is admittedly slow but easy to follow, at times even fun. I don’t know any other books from this author but “14” was convincing enough to give it a try if something else from him comes along the way.
The narration was excellent. Kudos to give voice to so many different characters in one go!
Mediocre story, told in a mediocre pace and with a mediocre end. The title is misleading: I expected a thriller but the focus was on dissecting the various relationships and individual intentions of the several characters. It was not bad entirely, maybe the crime “packaging” is simply not the best marketing for this book.
Narration is okay.
Enjoyable romantic novel, the author delivers what is expected of this genre. However, I had some troubles with the end: Even though you know what’s going to happen, the story comes to such an abrupt end that I initially thought my iPod skipped a chapter!
Narration is OK.
Perfect romance plot and an easy listen. Likable characters, good pace and a happy end.
Narration very well done. A narrator for each character makes for a pleasant change.
Very slow in the beginning but worth every minute. Perfect pace, kept me hooked, the final chapters I had to do in one turn. Excellent work of light fiction, can highly recommend it.
The writing called for two narrators who did their job perfectly.
Had a good start but the story got halfway through out of control. Got the impression that the author wasn’t quite sure which genre to stay in.
Narration was fine, however, a bit overdone particularly in regards to the accents.
The book suffers from quite a number of flaws: Unlikeable characters, not character development, either brutal or cheesy with no immediate effect on the story but just for the sake of it. The plot drags on and on with no real highlight and has a predictable end. Also, the frequently used IT terms got on my nerves. - It’s an author’s job to do research but I don’t want to read about it in the finished book.
I liked the narration a lot and it definitely helped me to finish the book.
Well equipped young man and many, many women. There is not much more to say.
Interesting and highly entertaining interpretation of Shakespeare’s play. No comparison to the lines we all had to read in school!
Richard Armitage’s reading is phenomenal: Listening to him is a sensual experience.
The plot starts out quite well and having listened to “A Conflict of Interest” only recently I could easily get into the story or rather its setting. However, the characters remained mostly superficial and it was soon predictable who the bad guys were. As long as the plot was tightly woven with turns and twists this wouldn’t be too bad, however, there was not much unforeseeable twisting and turning here.
Don’t get me wrong: It is still an enjoyable listen, but Mitzner set the bar with “A Conflict of Interest” so high that I am actually disappointed. I’m missing depths and character development in this story, it seems as if the author was in a hurry to produce a sequel to his first hit.
As to the narration: It was no comparison to David LeDoux’s excellent performance in “A Conflict of Interest.” Collins performed rarely in favour of the story but more often he overdid it which made it strenuous to liste to.
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