As is my habit, when an author I like comes out with a new title, I go back and start from the beginning and listen to ALL of his books before listenting to the new book. As i went through the Dismas Hardy books this time, I wondered why I didn't have The Oath, The First Law or The Hearing in my library. I purchased and downloaded all 3 WITHOUT rereading the reviews. Then I found out why I had NOT purchased them previously. This is one of the all-time worse narrators every to record a book. It's even more horrible because a couple of these are key book in the series. He actually does a lisping detective (REALLY?!!) What purpose does that serve. Hardy's voice read by Lawrence is nasal and whiny. I can't begin to express how difficult it was to listen to these. BEWARE!
I confess, I love Jack Reacher, love Lee Child and love, love, love this series. I hope Child never gets tired of writing Reacher books, never runs out of story lines, and never decides to "share" authorship with another writer. And speaking of love -- In this book...love enters Reacher's life. Won't say more because I don't want to spoil it if you haven't read it yet...but Reacher is Reacher is Reacher.
If you haven't read a Jack Reacher book and want to try this, you can read it without reading the others and still enjoy it. But I think you'll enjoy it MUCH more if you start with book 1 and work your way through. I envy you the experience.
I always jump to the additional comments section because I don't like the boxes they want you to fill out when reading a review. Anyway, this book is good -- can't say great. It is definitely weird!
I knew the ending within the first 2 chapters, so will you -- but it was worth hanging in there to the end to see how the author wrapped it up. It was interesting...not a favorite, but also not a disappointment. Average.
I cannot believe this writer has had several of these idiot books published. They are ghastly! Maybe they'd work as children's books if you tamed down most of the violence.....maybe not. There are really good "dog" books out there -- any of the David Rosenfelt books, and I loved the dogs in P.T. Deutermann's Cam Richter series. Those dogs make you want to own a dog. This book made me want to ..... barf.
I admit it's been a while since I listened to a Kay Scarpetta book but she was one of my favorites for years. Then not so much. I was excited to see a new book and gave it a try. This book is SO depressing, not because of the content, which is typical scarpetta, but because Miss Kay is angry from page 1 to about 2 pages before the end. I got so tired of her complaining and griping and voicing her anger I could hardly finish. And by the time the book was through, I just wanted it to be over. I didn't even care how it turned out. As always Kate Reading does a great job...unfortunately there's not much she can do to fix this.
Although I'd lost interest in Grisham's books some years ago, I decided to try this new one, largely because it returns to the characters and location of "A Time to Kill." I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed this book -- all of it. Although it's not suspenseful, like most of the early Grisham books, there is a mystery. And there are good guys and bad guys in conflict. And there are twists and turns in the courtroom...I'm looking forward to listening to it again in a few months. I'm also buying a print copy for my mother and husband who don't listen to books.
I've listened to all of the Lucas Davenport books at least 4 times and love them. With Virgil Flowers, Sandford has given us another awesome character that engages in really interesting "whodunits". He gets the cases no one else can solve.
I recommend ALL of the Virgil Flowers books including Storm Front. Still, if you haven't read one, don't start with this one. It's better that you start with the first or second in the series and get to know Virgil first.
This book is SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad, I can't believe it was published. It reminds me of the old Bat Man & Robin television shows, a cartoon made into "reality" that's so full of clichés any of us could have written it with a copy of "1000 Most Popular Cliches" plus extreme violence. And then there's Storm's love interest "She Bang".
I finished the book but only because I couldn't believe how awful it was with writing like:
"Impossible!" "But impossible is what Storm does."
And the narrator is just as bad as the story, at least in this book.
Don't waste your money OR your time. All of that said I actually really like the current television show "Castle".... go figure.
What to say...a unique story line (at least it's not like anything I've ever read) that's fast paced, exciting and attention grabbing to the very end. Characters are great and well developed. But inside this excellent story is a second excellent book. Main character is a therapist and there are several therapy sessions with his prison group that are really excellent, by that I mean he's an effective therapist. No idea how Hurwitz learned this, but he's dead on. I definitely recommend this book. I look forward to his next book.
Entertaining, interesting, lightweight. The story line is good not great, but there's too much of the cliché Italian family and neighbors and WAY too much of the father, given that the narrator screams all of the father's lines. It's so grating! I got good at fast forwarding so I wouldn't have to listen.
As I often do, when there's a new book from an author I like, I go back and start at the beginning, finishing with the new book. With that background, I sometimes find an author has begun to coast and no longer writes the quality novels that started his or her career. That is NOT the case with Unseen. In fact, I'd say this is Karen Slaughter's best yet. It's far more exciting than any of her other books and while there are some child molestations that are vividly described, they don't occur until late in the book. And by then the plot is moving so fast and furious they don't overwhelm the book. In a year of so I will likely listen to all the Will Trent books again and I will definitely listen to this one. I totally recommend "Unseen."
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