Ican't write a good review without messingwith the ending. oh this was a good one! would have been 5 but I'll wait for the next one to decide if this was a 4 or 5 review.
I have every Lansdale offered by audible - his range is so great that he writes wonderful dialog and unique views of people - but this story is like there is something he forgot to write about in order to make the reader follow the story.
Story didn't seem to be consistent end to end and characters had big pieces missing. Maybe that was the intent and if so boy did he succeed.
sorrow that I bought it.
I will still buy most Lansdale books but will preview them first.
There wasn't much I enjoyed about this book. No surprises. Same old same old. The first 12 Plums were fun and funny. They have pleased me less and less with only a couple exceptions in books 13-21. So here at 21 it is hard work just to finish the book. So sad. 'bye Stephanie.
a different story would help
yes - once I got through the first 15 minutes I didn't want to stop until the end.
This author is trustworthy - that means his endings of the books are consistent with the stories and characters - although not predictable. Robotham doesn't have to present a long explanation at the end to tie up all the dead ends he wrote him self into and couldn't work out by the deadline. His story makes good reading through the ending. This is unusual even for authors I enjoy on a regular basis. My only objection is that Audible doesn't have book 6 in the series and there is a slight disconnect for me since I've read and listened to all the earlier books.
Perhaps Coben is now after a younger reader - the female narration in this book is so strange - every sentence is an announcement - with the end of the sentence rising rather than falling - since Coben in the past has had quality stuff - I have them all - this must be intentional.
I listened through part one but cannot tolerate any more of the narration by Ms. Dawe so this is my last Coben book.
Jonathan Kellerman's latest - Victim I think is the name. I just put it in my cart.
Luke Daniel's yes, Angela Dawe - never -
yes - the story is good and consistent. The narration tells the story without distracting.
sure - I like the JA Jance stories but this one is not so good.
Something by Jeffery Archer or a re- read of one of William Kent Krueger's Cork series.
I purchased this last year and I have been trying to listen to it but keep giving up. It is really soft porn rather than a mystery. I can't even follow the story because the main female character is so weak, silly and stupid. This book is not to my liking and I tried to listen to it because it had such positive reviews. It is just not worth the effort. I give up - I can't even finish the first part of the book.
Murder in Vegas
New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation
by Michael Connelly (Editor)
read by Phil Gigante and Joyce Bean
None in this book but Gigante is a good narrator so I will listen to Murder in Vegas which I purchased at another book site.
It did seem as though it was a book that would provide some redemption or some resolution showing hope to save the children - but it didn't do that - it just provided gross humiliating actions by the female lead and a copy of an old resurfaced Chandler character.
The narrator and the story were well matched. Many surprises some not to my liking but consistent within the story line. I don't want to spoil the story so I give no details but I listened non stop. Now I will listen again.
Cody is my favorite. but.......
I like his change in tone for various characters. strong females don't sound like guys in drag.
Silly silly fun!
Charley - but Reyes is an interesting tone.
no extreme laugh or cry - but a reaction to too much of the sex stuff.About half way through this book I put all the "grave" series on my wish list. Then too much of the sex stuff in the story so I deleted the series from my wish list. Then I realized I can fast forward through the sex stuff and put them back on the wish list. Then I purchased the second grave book. It is hopeless. I am hooked. oh dear.
I cannot finish this book. Meg Gardiner stories are ususally pretty good and this one might be - but the narrator PRONOUNCES each sentence. Sounds like she thinks I bought the book to hear her perfect diction. I remembered after the first few minutes that I just hate the way this person reads.
NO!! I didn't mean to ever listen to her murdering a good book again. I slipped up and downloaded this one. I will be more careful. I didn't return it because I need to keep it to remind me not to buy any more of her stuff. ouch.
anger at the murder of a good story
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