This book was not written from Alan Gregory's viewpoint. It was about a philosophy of death that may have occurred to all of us -- but would have never had the courage to implement. I was tied to the book for the entire second half. Since I listen to the books, I can also comment on Dick Hill's narration. It has improved greatly since the first Alan Gregory book in the series.
If you have followed Louise Penny's series, you will not be disappointed in listening to this one. I have started to love Ruth and the duck -- the duck has made her a kinder, more gentle person. In each book she seems to focus on different characters and I will be waiting to see who's next. The interview between the author and the writer at the end of the story was good and I enjoyed listening to the reader's thoughts.
I bought this book without knowing what it was about, but I love Robert Crais's writing, and I wasn't disappointed. It tugged at my heart and I learned a lot about the loyalty and intelligence of a dog that was a Marine! It combined the love of animals with a good mystery.
Only my previous loyalty to Harry and Michael Connelly got me through this. It was very disjointed and did not offer the excitement that Connelly's books usually offer.
It was a good story, but I think I would have enjoyed it more in a book. I do most of my reading by audiobooks, but this reader did not do well with male voices. I can frequently lose myself in audiobooks, but each time she tried to do a male voice, it was jarring. It could have been edited to work around trying to mimic a male voice and been a much better recording.
Just like a good cup of coffee, this book held you to the very end. You were constantly trying to figure out who was the good guy and who was the bad guy -- and who was the really bad guy.
Great story and excellent narration. I am anxious to move to her next story.
It was interesting to have a man write such a striking novel about a woman -- thanks.
Like most audible readers, I am usually doing something else while I listen. This narrator's voice changes are so subtle and there are so many women in the book, I frequently have to rewind to find out who was talking -- especially in the beginning when the story line is developing. She also plays with a Brooklyn accent that sometimes sounds like a Jewish accent. Very frustrating. Tami Hoag's books are excellent as always, but I am disappointed with this quality and hoping the next book is better (even though it is the same narrator), since I have already purchased it. My first audible book by Hoag was narrated by Scott Brick, and you can hardly top his work. Keep writing, Tami, but get a new narrator.
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