Years ago I read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it, but was disappointed in the movie. On a whim I decided to buy the audio version. Couldn't have been more pleased.
The story is as good as ever, but Joe Barrett is a MASTER of delivery. Not only did his accents portray the various cultural levels and geographic areas, but the speech patterns were spot on. From the manipulating Reverend Bacon to the somewhat slurry speech of the British tabloid journalist, Peter Fallow to the Bronx vernacular of defense attorney Tommy Killian. And I'll never forget the thunderous voice of Judge Myron Kovitsky. The characters truly "came alive" as I listened.
Highly recommend this as a first read, or as I did: a re-read.
This book was a great disappointment. A large cast of characters to keep track of; way too much violence and all in all, truly depressing.
Nothing redeeming that I could find at all.
The entire premise of the story was "hokey." Definitely what I've come to expect from Sandra Brown — possibly one of her earlier works before she perfected her craft. The plot was weak, the passion generated between two near strangers was unbelievable and the sex scenes were redundant.
I rated the performance low because the "accent" she used was NOT East Texas. I was born in that country and through I no longer sound like it, I know what my cousins sound like today.
Yes. I would scale down the detailed, intimate descriptions of the sex scenes. They were excessive and redundant.
The most interesting aspects were the interactions of the principal character in her work with the dogs. Then the love relationship as it began to build -- minus excessive descriptive verbiage Also the build-up of the tension as the serial killer got closer.
The least interesting were the long, detailed descriptions of the redundant sex scenes. It was a love relationship that was coming into fruition and was romantic, but I felt it could have been handled in a more "delicate" manor.
I'm no prude, but I felt the descriptions were excessive. Perhaps others would enjoy hearing them though. Your choice.
Perhaps a more "visual" understanding of the "atmosphere."
Yeah, it could definitely show up as a move or TV series. Have no idea for the actors.
Absolutely! Saw the movie years ago, so decided to revisit the novel in this format. The audio book held my attention as well as the movie did.
As a long time believer that our prison systems need to be overhauled -- especially in some areas of this country, it was encouraging to hear a story where some injustices were "corrected."
The book does differ in some instances from the movie, but both were enjoyable.
Can't think of one.
He was credible.
No extreme reaction. I listen to my audio books as I drive a motorhome some distances. It's better that I don't have "extreme reactions."
Definitely worth your time and $$.
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