LAGRANGE, KY, United States | Member Since 2005
I have enjoyed this series for a long time. Broken Prey was a big disappointment. Just as Robert B. Parker has been turning out what are essentially short stories marketed as novels Sandford has padded a small story with a lot of meaningless filler to sell it as a novel.
I love to own both versions. I have collected all of the print copies of Burke's books but I love to hear them too. Will Patton was the perfect choice to read these stories and Burke's language flows so well in the audio versions.
As in all of his books Burke's characters are complex and on missions to complicate their lives and those of the ones they love. It is impossible to become a part of these books without thinking "Please, stop now!". Of course they don't and therein lies the story.
With many series authors the books start becoming shorter and the plots less involved. Burke defies this trend. Each of the Dave Robicheaux books is complex, thick with a sense of place and time and the complicated mix of human emotions. I look forward to each new addition to my Burke library.
The plot was reminiscent of another one of his books that discussed data mining.Although he has given Lincoln a new situation regarding his health it does not improve the flow of the story. This book had much less about Lincoln's relationship with his paramour, Amelia. In the past books the personal relationships in his life were so important and gave the books their color and dimension.
No, I would read another book in this series and hope for the best
The narrator was satisfactory but not great.
The book is part of a series that I love.
The language in this book was very stilted-that doesn't come through so much when you are reading but in the audio book it becomes very obvious and tiring. The narrator did a good job with what he had to work with but he did not have a lot to work with.
The new James Lee Burke novel- he never disappoints.
Yes, he is a good narrator.
The core theme-population control- is a pressing issue in our world. The discussion of this in a mass market novel may help some readers become aware of the threats of overpopulation to our world.
This is certainly not Angels and Demons, Brown's best novel, nor is it The DaVinci Code. It is a long, wearying and very implausible attempt to make the readers aware of the population timebomb that is ticking in our world. The fast-paced narrative of the other two books is missing here and the plot is plodding rather than rocket fueled.
I never read the print version but I would think that this is a story to be told rather than read.
The hallucinations experienced by the heroine at the very beginning of the book set the tone for this droll and funny book.
She has the perfect voice for the character, her nuances seem so authentic and she has a voice that is very easy to listen to.
Our heroine, she could give you great recipes.
Yes, it was a good story, I liked the performer and for the most part the story was compelling enough to keep me interested.
Yes, while it isn't great literature it is a good book for a long trip.
The denouement was quite entertaining and welcomed as the book had lost its steam by the end.
There is plenty of room for a sequel in this book and a quite compelling one.
I have listened to many, many audiobooks and this is easily in the top ten.
The protagonist is a strong, quirky retired FBI agent who is (gasp) over fifty. Like many of us who are over fifty she has a vibrant life (in every facet) with meaningful work, interesting friends and a strong loving relationship with her husband. She is physically strong and capable and allows herself to really connect with the families of the victims of the crimes she has investigated. This is a richly nuanced character, complex and wryly funny.
It would be very hard to describe without giving away an essential plot element but involves a decision she comes to regret and the internal dialogue which is funny, frightening and full of pathos.
The narrator of this book could not be better. She fully captures the character with her laconic observations.
This charater ranks right up there with other strong female protagonists from authors such as Navada Barr and Sue Grafton.
If you're tired of vampires, zombies and tennyboppers here's the film for you. A thinking person's action movie!
I sincerely hope Ms Masterson has other books coming. Now that I've made friends with Brigid I want to see and hear more of her.
A decent writer who understands written English
I still enjoy mystery/thrillers but will NEVER read or listen to a book from this author. I cannot imagine how it got onto an Audible list of available books as it is amateurishly, written to the extreme. Plot lines are laughable (a character is believed to have committed suicide by cutting her own hand off with a saw and then cutting off her arm-PLEASE.
As a retired English teacher I can say with authority that have taught adolescents who could have written a better book. This book should never have been an Audible.com selection..
Her voice was flat, her pacing was off and she was not professional
Disappointment, a feeling of having been taken- I would like my money back
He could have allowed a professional to read the audio book and he could have secured a professional producer. The production qualities were awful.
Mr. Brown may be a good writer but is an awful reader. His delivery is flat without nuance.
Anger, I feel ripped off.
Yes, I'd like my money back.
Yes, it's a complicated book with complicated characters. Nothing is easy in Flowertown.
The book evolved in such an unexpected way. I was increasingly drawn into the story and the characters' lives.
Her voice is very pleasing and she does a great job of giving the characters emotion and dimension without being overly dramatic.
Nothing's easy in Flowertown.
Imaginative, compelling, fun
I can't think of another unless it would be an H.G. Wells book.
His handling of the accents and the genders of the voices was great. I always knew which character was speaking. He is a great reader but not overly dramatic.
Absolutely. I walked more miles listening to this book than any book in a long time since I didn't want to stop listening.
The reader reviews sold me on this book. I don't think the Audible description does it justice.
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