I liked the first book very much, and the second one was good. They had good plots and were interesting for what they showed of the day. I liked the Doctor who was pushing the edge of forensic science. But this one was violent for the sake of shock value. The violence was so far unrealistic, especially for the medical capabilities of the day, that they lost all connection with reality. I am so sorry.
It was as if he brought in new threads at the end just to leave them loose. Nothing was finished. This one isn't worth reading. Good guys are bad, bad guys are over the top, and the motivations of everyone are absurd.
The reader did the best he could with the book.
I am sorry that I discovered a new author I liked only to be disappointed so much with this book. I seldom write reviews, but I hope the author reads this and gets back to the great book he started with.
A lot to like, but I did get tired of the main characters whining that their mother's didn't love them. Lots of good parts, I couldn't put it down, but I felt let down by the sappy ending.
Too much wallowing about past pain. We have all been hurt, most of us try to move forward, which the characters did in the early parts of the novel, but when things turned out well, they went on like they were in a bad romance novel.
I LOVE Amy Tan and the readers were great, but this one was a disappointment.
I hope not
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.
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!
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