Doc Ford is one of my favorite literary characters, along with the supporting cast of this series. This one fell flat - story was slow, and lacked the action and compelling scenes typical of Randy Wayne White's other Doc stories. As usual, George Guidall's narration was superb, but even he couldn't bring this one up to speed. Can't recommend it.
Wasn't sure I'd like this one as it doesn't feature Erlendur, one of my favorite literary characters, but was pleasantly surprised. Sigurdur Oli turns out to have a lot more depth than previously portrayed. I like his no-nonsense, straightforward style, with a streak of compassion where it counts. As usual, lots of interesting, sometimes desperate characters, a plot that methodically moves along, with some unexpected turns. Great narration by George Guidall.
Too much religion, not enough story. So-so narration. I don't have the patience to get thru the hallelujas and praise be's. Sending this one back.
Well written story of a disfunctional family, told from two completely different perspectives. This tale brought out deep feelings for all the characters, from sympathy and empathy, to loathing and incredulty. Great narration from Rebecca Lowman. If you like Gillian Flynn's work, this is a book for you.
Good story, tho after the initial action, it slows down for too long. Could have done with fewer dog-bonding scenes - we get it already - and more action. Ending was great, tho seemed tacked on and not long enough. Compared to the Pike/Cole books, this wasn't as good, but maybe we'll see more of Scott and Maggie and have a chance to get to know them better. I'd definately listen to more. Narrator was pretty good; I'll look for other reads by him.
Truthfully, I'm not sure if this is a good story or not - given how popular this series is, it's probably not bad, but I couldn't get very far with this narrator. If all he had to do was read text, no dialogue, then it maybe could pass as moderately ok. When the dialogue kicks in, I almost cringe at his interpretation of the characters' voices (oddly, Jack Reacher's isn't terrible). Bad, bad, bad! Jonathan McClain goes on my "automatic pass on this book" list.
I tried, really I did. This "story" is all over the place. Even my favorite narrator, George Guidall, couldn't make this work for me. I hope Audible will take it back.....
Well-paced, understandable (if you read/listen to spy novels, you'll know they can easily become convoluted) plot, and believable characters. Allon was his intense but in-control self, Chiara a bit more involved in this one. A few new characters were introduced, and I hope to see them again in future books. Interesting and for the most part, unpredictable. As usual, George Guidall's narration was perfect. He can read his grocery list to me and I'd probably be riveted.
This surprised me - I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere of the '30s came through for me, with a couple minor flaws ("paralegals"? - not sure if they were called that back then, but oh well). The characters were good, and the story interesting. My grandmother was around the same age as Katie, and I liked picturing her as a young woman through this story. Everyone smoked and drank! Inside! Of course, Rebecca Lowman, as usual, gave a pitch-perfect performance.
A little slow to start, but for fans of the Kevin Kearny series it's good - set earlier in his life, we find out how certain characters first meet and interact. If you're a first-time listener to this series, try "Dead or Alive".
This book stayed with me a long time. Mitchard writes a compelling, moving story with characters that bring up emotions and empathy in me. Rebecca Lowman is excellent, as usual, in her narration. If you like stories that move you to tears, this is the book for you. I wish I hadn't heard it yet so I can hear it now.
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