LAGRANGE, KY, United States | Member Since 2005
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.
Will Patton is a delight and the protagonist is one of my favorites-flawed, confused and very very courageous.
King's "Lissy's Story" and "Bag of Bones" are the two that come to mind. For a while I felt he had lost his mojo but with "Lissy's Story" I knew he was back. Like this book it was written from a female protagonist's point of view and was very authentic in the voice.
I think Mr. Patton is the zenith of male narrators. I identify him most closely with the James Lee Burke series of novels set in Louisiana but he did a masterful job with this book. He was the perfect choice.
Yes, I hated to stop listening and even held my Ipod in my teeth while bathing a time or two just so I could continue the story.
Compelling, devastating and accurate
The book portrays people who coexisted in a very dark era in Southern history. As a Southerner and someone who lived through these times in the deep South I felt that Iles was honest, accurate and fearless in his depiction of a time many people would like to forget.
All of the parts of the audiobook complemented each other - the performance, the material and the production.
It was excellent. At first I wondered where Dick Hill was. He has narrated so many of Iles' books. It didn't take long for me to realize that Ledoux was an excellent choice.
Davina Porter, certainly one of the best narrators around. She is one of the few women readers who can convincingly portray male characters. Her ability to read many characters with a variety of accents is amazing.
As with all of her books there are red herrings, arch villains, painful losses and enduring love. It doesn't get better than that.
This is very difficult to say. As with the other books in the series my favorite parts are always with Jamie and Claire together
Absolutely, all of her books are. I have to discipline myself to make it last.
A wonderful combination of the right author, the right narrator and a top-notch producer. The only bad thing is that now I have to wait for the author to produce another book in the series.
This book was light and without a lot of substance but pretty entertaining nevertheless. I think I would rate it in the middle of the bell curve.
I have friends who would love this book and others who would think it rididculous- I would be careful who I recommended it to.
The protagonist certainly. I liked her pluck.
Watch your step- there's deep voodoo ahead.
I enjoyed the interaction between the brothers and the respect that slowly built between them.
Thomas was well-drawn and interesting.
The plot was very good but overly drawn out. The important sub-plot was tied up too quickly as if the author just figured out he had ten words or less to complete the book. That sub-plot deserved more substance and complexity.
I have never heard these narrators that I know of and I very seldom enjoy multiple narrators. In this case I was pleasantly surprised.
It was very entertaining and there were times I wanted to extend my walk to hear more.
Having not read the print version I am only guessing but I think the narration was so good that I would choose the audio book over the print version.
Any of the many books which have a plot based on a group of people facing an impossible situation which they solve in a pretty novel way.
She has a lovely voice- the tone and quality of her voice is very easy to listen to. I think if it had been narrated by a male reader the performance would have lost something important.
The scenes involving the coroner's involvement with the accident victims and their families were particularly moving.
This book has some technical passages regarding airplanes and the software now used for many parts of the flight process. The author did a very good job of writing these passages so they are understandable and entertaining without talking down to the reader.
The plot was marginal but acceptable. While the male narrator was acceptable and could have successfully read the entire book the female narrator set my teeth on edge. Her odd "valley girlish" delivery with a rise in inflection at the end of sentences did not jibe with the tough FBI agent she was portraying. It pretty much ruined those parts of the book for me.
The female narration.
If the male reader had read the entire book it would have been much more enjoyable. He did an very acceptable job of reading all of the parts-including the female FBI agent.
The book was fairly well plotted. The female narrator was so distracting that it made it hard to focus on those parts of the story.
It is a puzzle to me why the producer chose to have two narrators because the male narrator did a good job of reading all of the parts including the women.
I haven't read the print version but the audio versions of these books are always wonderful.
This is may seem like the obligatory Christmas episode of a series but is so much more. Each character is so well-drawn that is it vey easy to imagine each of them in his or her entirety. The action and suspense is palpable and there is nothing smaltzy at all. I loved this book for many reasons.
Guidall has a wry, laconic style that fits the character very well. Longmire never takes himself seriously and Guidall is very good at voicing that part of Walt's personality. It is a great match of content, character and talent.
The denouement with the former sheriff, Lucian, and the current sheriff Walt and their unexpected visitor is a lovely moment handled well by both author and reader.
Yes, I love this narrator although he sounds older than I imagine Walt to be (for some reason-perhaps it's the great A&E Walt Longmire series).
All of the Walt Longmire books focus on great mysteries, interesting people and Walt's sense of fairness and patience. This has plenty of all of those.
He has a laconic style that fits the character well. It incorporates Walt's patience and sense of self.
Walt is so committed to his friends that when presented with the loss one of them he expresses that loss in a very compelling manner.
I can't wait for the next book!
This was my first book by the author- I have now read two more and have not been disappointed yet. The characters are well-drawn and the plots are ever changing and intriguing. These are the kinds of books that make you want to drive around the block a couple of times so you can keep on listening.
Absolutely! Twists and turns at every juncture but none seemed contrived just incredibly frustrating for the protagonist and the reader who has come to be very committed to him.
The protagonist. A very decent man already fighting a health problem when he is confronted by a very committed enemy.
Very much so. I had a great deal of trouble turning off my Ipod when I got to work in the morning.
Both the narration and the story were way above average here-some of the best I have heard. I recommend this book.
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