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I liked that New Orleans serves as the backdrop to Kill and Tell because it only positively highlights the parallel story threads: one of suspense and mystery and the other of sexy something. Unfortunately, this audio book felt a little lopsided and unbalanced. On the one hand you have a nice suspenseful mystery; and it was well developed and that is the saving grace of this book. Why was Karen’s father killed? What is the deal with that little black book? What is the connection to Vietnam? And then we have the almost romantic story. The story was not developed and it left me wanting for more. Mark and Karen hook up and have incredibly sexual chemistry and after, I don't know, 36 total hours in bed, they declare their love, stop using condoms and decide to get married. It felt a little too drunken Vegas for me and I didn't see the purpose of the love declaration or marriage. Come on kids, just keep having great sex. Why ruin the story with marriage and love! It felt forced - as if it wanted to be a romance book and just didn't know how to get there. I need the emotional chemistry, courting, chasing, funny and sweet back and forth to be integral to my romance favorites. Kill and Tell was missing that.
Good - the mystery was resolved and I was even a little surprised.
I like her narration - she has a nice voice, and is able to give everyone voice. She knows how to make her leading men sound sexy.
Top 5! I really fell in love with this audiobook. While the story deals with a very serious topic the writing was its opposite; it was so light, comical and warm. Because of that, there were times I forgot about Will's affliction and intention. It was such a sweet, tragic, and heart warming story about love and acceptance, even if that means accepting an outcome you don't want. This is a strong story with strong character development and it just pulls at your heartstrings and it totally and completed sucked me in.
My favorite part of this story is the honest friendship that develops between Will and Lou. It felt authentic and I loved how they slowly broke down barriers and bared their souls - for me that's the making of a real love story.
Oh the narration was great. This whole audio was 5+ stars. If I could rate it higher I would.
The love that develops between Will and Lou was.....heartwretchingly wonderful! I loved that they gave each other so much. She gave him back his identity as a man and brought him joy and he gave her friendship, support and a future.
Absolutely worth the credit, the time and the heart pulling.
Yes, it was such a fun, lighthearted, sexy listen. I especially enjoyed that this romance unfolds through the eyes of Drew, a total alpha. I think that's what made this book memorable. For the first time, he has to earn the girl and listening to his journey is super funny. I found this book completely entertaining. I love stories about reformed a-holes!
When Drew begins watching romance chick films to figure out how to "get the girl."
I'm ready for book 2!
Worth the Credit!
This book is totally entertaining, and it is all about money, eye candy, jet setting and living LARGE! It's not deep but that's ok - it's entertaining, and the family dynamics among the crazy rich are interesting. I also liked the love story story between Rachel and Nick. I liked both characters and was rooting for them throughout the book. This book is a little like Devil Wears Prada in tone and absorption. Again, not deep but very very entertaining.
When Rachel Chu deals with the fish incident. She takes the high road and I admired her for dealing with the non stop backstabbing and gossip. She was the recipient of some serious mean girl action.
I really enjoyed this book - it's the perfect beach read type book.
I hope to see more Kevin Kwan audio books in the future!
When Tiffany begins to act as the intermediary and reads Nickie's letters to Pat. This was an important turning point in the story - I started to sympathize with his obsession of Nickie. Why? Well, there was finally a dialogue - Nickie was responding to his letters and his sadness over the loss of their marriage. This point in the story justified Pat's longing and belief that he and Nickie had a chance. It was only momentarily but there was this moment of suspended belief. When the letters began, there was a glimpse and reason to believe that their love was reciprocal. It was again a fleeting moment in the story. The dynamic between Tiffany, Pat and Nickie is explored at this point in the story.
Pat - he was dynamic and depressed. Ray Porter was able to convey both desperation and elation.
no one- all too crazy for me. His mom would cry when anything heartwarming happening; his dad is just an on'ry asshole and his brothers are nice but still...brothers. Personally, I have my own and if i want a brother over for dinner, I'll just invite him. He's enough of a brother! I don't need more characters to add to the table.
so good. the movie, as far as i am concerned sucks. I haven't been able to finish it. I say, read /listen to this and skip the movie. The audio is pretty awesome and i really enjoyed listening to it.
This was such a sweet read, and I loved it. Don and Rosie from the get go are interesting , funny and lovable. Don, a successful geneticist who falls somewhere on the Aspergers continuum is searching for the perfect partner so he begins the wife project - a questionnaire designed to eliminate unsuitable matches. Is it successful? Of course not. And here we meet Rosie - the wildcard. She never completes the questionnaire and finds it insulting. In fact she only meets him because a fellow colleague recommends Don to assist her in determining her real father. She smokes, she drinks, she has wild red hair, works at a bar, is mathematically illiterate and Don in all his awkward weirdness becomes the man for her and she for him. Don is so sweet and falls hard - this is a quirky, funny love story and I am sad it ended!
No and he was great. His voice added to the story- he was Don.
Yes! I smiled and laughed and lost sleep!
Totally worth the credit.
hot, sweaty, sex
Oh yea - serioulsy, If you are ok with explicit, exhibitionist sex scenes then here you have it my friends. Seriously, this book made FSOG look like a teaser. The story is interesting enough and the hook up scenes are really all that!
I really liked Brian - the lovelorn lead guitarist who always falls in love with the wrong kind of girl. He was sweet and let Myrna have her way and gave her the freedom both sexually and emotionally to do whatever, and I mean, whatever she wanted.
No, I needed to breath between chapters. ha!
Totally worth the credit! It's a hot read.
Yes because Mary Beth Hurt was amazing - she brought the characters in this book to life, especially Hildy's character.
Hildy's character was written so perfectly. She is lovely and delusional, dynamic and flawed; and still so beautiful all the while living in total denial. It was sort of spell binding hearing Hildy go through this process of self discovery - really discovering that she is in fact a total alcoholic. I was GLUED to this story, and Hildy is just one of the many lovely characters in this audio. The book is rich!
Mary Beth Hurt brought ALL that is Hildy Good to life in her performance. Hildy is a full character and the narrator captured her demons and spirit and made her relateable. I laughed so much and also held my breath a few times. It was a brilliant performance.
Wendover spelled out in bottles of red wine.
I think Meryl Streep or Angelica Houston would be PERFECT as Hildy and Kate Winslet would make a good Rebecca because she is a bewitching character. Kate Winslet looks so proper and perfect, (just like Rebecca) but I think she could bring on the crazy in a heart beat (just like Rebecca). Count me in. When's the movie?
The town itself is its own character allowing folks to be quirky and loving, independent and woven. There is so much to like about The Good House so go ahead and download it. It's worth the credit!
Yes, it's a sexy, light read and very funny. i rate this more as 3.5 and have to say that I enjoyed this SO much more than Wallbanger. I could barely get through that book. I looked forward to hearing more of The unidentified Red Head because it was funny and the characters were at surface, at least interesting. This audio doesn't dive deeper than surface, which is ok. It is fun, light, sexy with cute 1st dates that involve seagull poop. My one big beef is that Grace sounds like an east coaster when I think she is supposed to be from the land of cornfields and cherry pie, ie, the midwest. Then you have Jack who is supposed to be British and he sounds just like Grace. I wish they would have at least tried to work the accents. Tried would have been nice!
No, you couldn't tell Jack from Grace. Keili Lefkovitz is not bad actually, she brings a lot of spunk and spirit to her readings. I just don't think her voice was right for this audio.
A little less oral sex and a little more romantic development. And this is coming from a girl that likes, really likes her sexy scenes. It just seemed slightly ridiculous that they were waiting to consummate their relationship after they had literally done everything else, and licked each other in every imaginable place. It just seemed a little too far fetched. It took four play to a new level of ridiculousness!
I really did enjoy this audio despite the narration and despite the endless oral sex scenes. I think some of my friends would slap me for even writing such a thing - as if there is too much. But truly, at times, it was a big old "COME ON....let's move on to the story now."
I was really happy to see that audible recently released more of her books. I think this is so far my favorite Rachel Gibson audio. The entire story, from start to finish was interesting, funny and entertaining. The hook up scenes were pretty hot and sprinkled throughout the entire story! This is definitely credit worthy and worth the hours of lost sleep.
The entire story, from start to finish - it was wonderful and addicting. I lost sleep because I wanted to follow the adventure of Nicola and Rob through Scottland, Belgium and Russia. The Firebird is beautifully written and Susanna Kearsley is a gifted writer who is able to transport you to another time and place. This book has mystery, intrigue, romance and strong, well developed characters. I really LOVED this book and I was so sad when it came to an end. It's just one of those books....
I kinda had a thing for Rob. I loved that he knew who he was, accepted his gift and all along had been pining away for Nicola. It was all super romantic and sweet. And in the end, he was able to help Nicola face and eventually accept her amazing gift.
She was great - her narration was spot on.
I've now downloaded and listened to all of Susanna Kearsley's books and I need more. Audible, please release more. please!
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