I didn't like when scenes changed, you couldn't tell right away because he didn't pause long enough. He reads the first sentence of the next scene right away and at first it was confusing. I'd find myself lost for a moment. Got used to it and then it didn't bother me too much. Also, I didn't like the way he did the female voices. They sounded too fake.
Yes, but it would be too long to listen to all at once. I did, however, listen to 4 hours each way on a trip and it was fine.
I thought the plot was good. I liked the history given about Alexander the Great. Also, the author used very descriptive language which gave great visual mind pictures. I also found myself wanting to find out what was going to happen next. It moved quickly with lots of adventure! I would look forward to the next book if it is as good as this one. I hope the narrator does a better job, though.
Towards the top. Couldn't stop listening.
Yes, I think he does the Body Farm books, if not he sounds like the original guy-so he's good.
The Mystery of the Shroud.
I loved this book. I really like all his books but this one was so interesting and edge-of-your-seat from the first chapter. I had a difficult time not listening to it constantly. It stayed with me for a couple of days after too.
It ranks high. I think it is the best of the "In Death" series so far and I've read all of them.
She does an excellent job with the accents and different moods that need to be conveyed through the story. She did an especially great job with the voice/tone/mood of the antagonist in this story. It gave me the chills to listen to "him" talk.
This book was one of, if not the best Robb has done with this series. The characters were so real. The antagonist was one of the most dangerous, mean, spiteful and all around evil characters yet. There were parts that were gruesome to hear-I skipped a little. But the plot and ideas, cat and mouse situations were just superb. I also liked that Roark's family was in it and softened Dallas even more as a person. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery,
No, but it was very good.
Emily-strong willed and strong minded in a day when women had little say over their lives
Switching voices was smooth and believable
I just really enjoyed it. Never really knew what was going to happen next.
Well written and a great plot.
No, because the author describes everything in minute detail, most of it is unnecessary. I don't need to know what color bow tie someone is wearing or what color his sweater is!
I've read all of her books and it seems the more she writes, the more filler she uses.
Maybe. The plot was good and I liked how two different stories melded together at the end.
As long as you have plenty of time to listen, go for it. It was worth it but got on my nerves with all the descriptions.
Yes, it was a really good mystery and it kept you guessing until the very end.
Some of the inforamation Kayla found online about the "Bible Group"
Done a better job with changing into another character. It took a few beats before you noticed the change.
I just really liked it. I'm a mystery nut and this was a really good one as I wasn't able to figure out who done it until it was quite obvious until the end. I had many guesses but they would never pan out.
The title is a little scary but unfortunately it is a good one. There is no explicit sex acts written in this book which I liked. Only what evidence they found on a body would let you guess.
Great character study
One of the poems the deceased wrote was heartbreaking
At the auditorium
Bullying at its Best (Or Worse)!
I am a middle and high school teacher and would love for all parents and teens to read this book. I've never seen such accurate, spot on descriptions of teen behaviors WITH reasons why, as I've read in this book. Ms Hoag gets right inside their heads and hearts of kids today. Although this was a good mystery with twists and turns that kept it interesting, I really was impressed with her teen characters and their behaviors and reasons for them. Bullying, secrets, being different, trying to fit in-all struggles for kids today. I liked it because it was a good mystery but I think mothers and fathers of teens would learn something from it too-namely what is going on in their child's world today which is far different than theirs! (By the way, schools would never use this book because of "gasp" some sexual content inferred, but never described)
I have read some of Fitzgerald's other works and they were good.
Make it less confusing, especially with the characters. I read this in high school-confusing. I saw the original movie with Mia Farrow - still confusing. Read as an adult-ugh!! I give up!
Performance was fine.
I know it's a classic and I think at the time of publication, the plot would have shocked most people. Today, the plot is predictable.
Sorry I wasted a money on this.
Yes, very interesting, historical information and easy to understand.
The Demon Under the Microscope because of the medical history they contain.
I don't know.
Yes, but too long to do so.
A fascinating book about the history and spread of the influenza during World War One.
It was unbelievable how stupid the doctors were, no idea how disease spread nor were there any drugs to control it. It traces the pandemic's spread around the world with anecdotal stories of real people who were involved. Needless to say, the US Military was largely responsible for the pandemic that killed an unbelievable amount of people due to their ignorance and buearocratic policies and denial of anything wrong.
The ending talks about how another pandemic could occur at any time. Kind of scary here!
I loved this book and couldn't put it down.
Yes, it was one of the best books I've ever read. A fascinating read!
The Great Influenza because of the medical information they contain, written in an easy to understand, descriptive way.
He was great. All the characters seem real and it was easy to keep them straight.
I was amazed at the lack of medical care as we know it in the US. In a country that was one of the world's leaders in inventions and innovations in the late 1800's - 1930's, it was appalling how ignorant the so called physicians were about disease, infections, and how to treat them properly. So many people died unnecessarily due to lack of sanitation and proper medicine. I was shocked to find out that doctors used many of the same methods that were used during the Middle Ages! No medical schools in the US were regulated or accredited; no research was done for anything and a man (no woman) could become a doctor with as little as 2 years of training. Almost all medical discoveries happened in Europe, Germany/France mostly. Here is where the first discoveries of molecules to produce antibiotics and antibacterials happened. This book not only explains very scientific ideas clearly, and in a way for anyone to understand.
This is the history of modern medicine as we know it today. It was not until 1937 that the first antibiotic was produced. The results amazed the world and changed the history of medicine. It is also the modern history of pharmacology. A fascinating read!
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