Psychological, Smart, Consistent
Not necessarily a thrill-ride, but smart and intriguing. I found myself invested in the characters and the outcome.
I like little Charly. I read book 4 first and know about this family and characters already, so seeing her as a little girl was fun.
I read a later book first and find that the Parkinson's and cutting are a continued theme. Not bad, just an observation. I like the narrators accent and style. I also like the quick explanations of psychology experiments or principles throughout. I am a Psych major and appreciate the effort. Great characters and narration. I intend to listen to the whole series.
This narrator has got to go. I could not stand his repeated mispronunciations ('pack-way' for the last name of boxer Manny Pacquiao, 4 'w' 'd' instead of four wheel drive and so many others I lost track, bad accents and the way he said 'eeedge' at the ends of words that rhyme with storage.
I didn't like Robotham writing an American book. Stick with what works, his other books are fantastic. This story would have been tolerable in written form.
The narration was good, but the story (for me) was slow, boring and predictable. I enjoyed the insight into the character 'Gil'. I also like that the author was bringing to light themes of bullying, adolescent discovery and homelessness. However, it just didn't do it for me. There were too many characters with too many themes and none were fully developed. On top of that, the pace was painful.
This story wasn't a waste of a credit, and did have some interesting parts. I enjoyed the narrators and I like a long book.
The 'shocking' parts were predictable and ultimately spoon fed, just in case you didn't catch on. I don't regret the listen, but I don't agree with the rave reviews.
There was a lot of depth to the characters of the story. The actual events could have been told in about 4 hours. I enjoyed 'getting inside' the mind and heart of this main character though, and I like long books.
Eisler is the man. Listened to them all, Love them all. His language skills, Japanese and English are fantastic.He brings the scenes to you with such vision, yet not too wordy. I love this character and his life. Keep em Coming!!!!!!
I was so excited for this to come out. If you have listened to the other two, you wont bother reading reviews, you are just going to get it. You wont be dissapointed. It is long, and thorough and I enjoyed every minute. My only complaint is the same as the first two- Jennifer Ikeda is an excellent narrator and does voices like no one else. I just feel like she is too dramatic and breathy during the narration parts, its a little obnoxious. LOVED THE BOOK, LOVE JENNIFER.
I enjoyed the plot, the versatile narration and the characters. It was a little scattered with a particular kiss thrown in for I have no idea what reason. Also, the end was too quick and easy. Not as good as it could have been for the depth of the plot. Also her amnesia seems convenient and not well handled by the author. It was a good story and I stayed listening, but it could have been better. It was compared to Gone Girl, which was a huge error. Nothing is even close to that story.
This book was very entertaining and well-read. It IS a ghost story so expect it to be a little out there. It was not of the eyerolling "come on" nature, but believable enough to keep listening for the next piece of the puzzle. Very impressed with the narration, lots of different voices and a great pace. I downloaded the next book immediately!
I couldn't get through this one. I didn't make it past 2 hours. Maybe I will give it another shot on paper so I can get through it faster. I felt it was a waste to listen. Nothing really happened in the first 2 hours. Maybe other listeners got far in enough to get to the story, I didn't have the patience.
I might like to be more sensitive, but the narrator ruined this for me. I read the first book and couldn't wait for the second story. This narrator killed it. Who directed this and why didn't they correct her? The teenage angst and drama is inherent in the story and the narrator oooooozzzed drama and angst in every sentence. Way over done. Good story, I say read it on paper.
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