I love the concept of the story, love the reader, love the humor AND it made me so sad. How does a story make you laugh, but make you sad and longing at the same time? Great reader :o)
I'm having an extremely hard time believing this is the same author that wrote some of the other books I loved so much. The story line is not great and the performance makes it worse - not recommended at all but check out the author's others if you've not already - they I do highly recommend.
Just stupid of me - that's all I can say. I've not followed my earlier in life protocol for picking books and I'm highly paying for it. :(
Usually I've figured out exactly the way a story will play out by the first third of a book - not this time. I very much enjoyed the perfectly thought out interwoven plot and sub-plots. I enjoyed every character and could easily feel camaraderie with each one. The narration is perfect and adds to the pleasure of experiencing this book. I highly recommend for a light and fun read.
I've really enjoyed all the past Dave Robicheaux books but have had the hardest time listening to this one. Very hard to hold my attention and extremely hard to stop myself from constantly rolling my eyes at some of the horrible dialogue - seriously, people do not talk this way to each other - I don't care where you're from or where you're at - the constant smart @$$ repartee gets really old when piled on so constantly. Also - some of the little details thrown in for what? gross out factor? not at all sure "popped a pimple on his shoulder and wiped it on his pants" why? Burke, you're better than this.
Not saying it's bad - just saying don't expect to be picking up where the series has left off - the book, her actual experience is nothing like the series. I still feel it was worth the credit and getting the actual story of her time in but I must say - I prefer the Netflix rendition.
Great concept for a book but this one is all over the place and it doesn't help at all that the reader does nothing for the characters. Perhaps if each character were given a distict voice to match their personalities it would be easier to follow all the jumping from person to person from the past to the present, etc.
I can't reccomend.
What a wonderful book - but pay attention only to appreciate the intricate weaving from beginning to the very end! I can only imagine what the author's notes/outlines must have looked like hanging on the wall.
I will be looking at more books by this author AND the performer -what a wonderful job by them both!
I make the mistake of startking in the middle then had to go back and listen to the first and then skip to the end - I still LOVED IT. Very well thought out and very well written - happy I didn't blow it off since i'd messed up on the order in the beginning!!
Very worth the time and listen.
Honestly - I can't tell you about this book... I thought I would be able to get past the god awful whiney voice but I simply can't. Listen for yourself and be aware.
I like this series a lot but this narrator almost made me have to skip this one - this person had me hearing banjos all the way through and i just really didn't have these characters depicted as that "hokey" or back woods. Also - I'd be shocked if anyone were pleased with the anti-climatic ending after the horrible last fight scene..... just yuck. :(
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