This is a practice in moving cardboard characters around without motive. From the opening scenes when he describes the horses as grey and chestnut with black manes (By defination chestnuts have RED manes, if they have black manes they are BAY) through the pointless trip through the sewers, this was a book written by a novice. You can't get involved with romance style characters who do dumb things without reason. This one REALLY didn't grab me! Things came up, then were let drop. How did they get the horses INTO the park? Later they had the insight that they were probably police horses. Fine, doesn't it seem likely that a police department would NOTICE their horses missing??? And maybe a police department would report them!!! If they HAD the horses they certainly didn't get returned and someone would have noticed them missing. The rest doesn't get any better. There are so many loose ends I could weave a blanket!
I seldom write reviews, but this is a GREAT book. Everyone has got to read "Dreaming in English by Laura Fitzgerald." It's a love story, it's all about what it means to be an American, what FREEDOM means. It will warm your heart and make you look at your life, and think again about what the meaning of HOPE is. Man or woman, it fills your heart.
Slow, vague and whinnie! This plot is suppose to be complex, but in the end it just doesn't make sense. It ran an hour past the climax with people just talking and whinning, going over and over one of the plotlines. By that time I couldn't keep it straight, but I didn't care. And then in the end, two characters appear out of nowhere, one gets killed, the other doesn't seem to care. It is assumed a specific "bad guy" did the killing, though why is not clear, and then the friend announces he killed the "bad guy" 5 days ago. So who killed the poor guy on the park bench!
To answer what could have made this a 4 or 5 star listening experience for me? A story line that wasn't so impressed with itself and so self indulgent.
Never. I like to try new authors when Audible runs a sale and I bought this one a year ago. I've found some real treasures with these unknown pick-ups. This was definately not one of them!
Had something better to read.
Most of them.
TERRIBLE ending. Really not worth the hours it took to listen to it. The ending just wandered. I ended up just feeling cheated by an author who can weave a story, but this one had no reason for the struggle.
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