FAIRFAX, VA, United States | Member Since 2013
An entertaining read, with more of the same from the first book in the series: a series of crimes needing to be solved by Detective Jordaine, et al. and somehow requiring the Morgan's skillset as a sex psychologist. Overall, I particularly like Noah Jordaine as a character and I always look forward to his chapters, though Morgan gets a bit repetitive at times. That said, I'm definitely looking forward to the next book. (Note: I listened to this as an Audible audiobook: the narrators' performances was even better than the first book and is one of the key reasons I look forward to the next novel!)
The best part about this book was the hilarious crazy pun names of the porn films Cassie Wright had filmed. Other than that, I felt like this story dragged on unnecessarily. Also, the Audible audiobook was strangely formatted, with no pauses between the chapters or any attempt at using different voices for the characters. Alas.
I would recommend this audiobook! The story was captivating from the very beginning, with the story unfolding in sometimes predictable, but still interesting ways. The two main characters are really interesting, particularly Lucas. I look forward to reading the story from his perspective in "Unbreakable" next year.
Lucas. Hands down.
There is a detailed description of attempted rape in this novel, so be forewarned...
I love a good psychological thriller. Especially if that thriller also has some unseen twists, a believable situation, supernatural elements, and/or some steamy romance thrown into the mix. THIS BOOK IS NOT ANY OF THE ABOVE. I've made it over 10 hours into this audiobook and I'm completely done. (I listened to the last couple chapters after reading some of the reviews, but still not worth it.) Synopsis? Very wealthy business man obsessively and secretly stalks woman for months, kidnaps/rapes/abuses/locks her in his house in the middle of nowhere and forces her to be his sex slave, takes over her email/accounts so he can keep tabs on & divert attention if people start looking for her, and is overall a sociopath who apparently can get any with anything because he's rich. I was holding out hope that this would turn out like the movie "Enough", wherein Claire would escape, learn martial arts, and killed Anthony - but no, that didn't happen. And there are apparently 2 more books of this? Not worth the read/time.
Wow, I can understand why this book is popping up on all the "Best of 2013" lists! A beautiful story of first love. I listened to this as an audiobook on Audible and found myself listening very late into the night - I even dreamed about this story! The narration was fantastic. The writing was simple, yet poignant and you really want Eleanor & Park to work out, despite the improbability of high school romances and their specific circumstances. I think I especially liked it because both the guy's and the girl's perspective is given, making for a story that didn't fall into the cliches of typical high school novels. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a quick story that will draw you in and stick with you for a while.
Futuristic version of Cinderella that hooked me right in initially and gave me high hopes for its outcome (especially with my love for redone fairy tales, robot stories, dystopian societies, etc) - but it quickly got drawn out and predictable. I spotted the huge "twist" everyone is raving about back in the 3rd chapter. I kind of want to read/listen to the other books to find out what happens, but just from the descriptions, I can tell it's going to be 2 more books of drawn out, slow action. I'll just wait until the inevitable movies are made.
A great story, with characters who draw you right into their story: a sex psychologist who has a complicated personal life; a high-class prostitute who is her patient and goes missing; a detective on the case and trying to stop a serial killer in his tracks; and many side characters who add to the story. I listened to it as an audiobook and could not stop listening as this thriller unraveled. The voice actors were phenomenal as well; some of the best I've heard. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, though I may take a little break, as it is a little intense, haha.
Was a good listen for working out at the gym and during my commutes, but I won't be writing home about it. A good filler book that you don't have to think about too much.
A fun story. Baum stated that he wanted to create a modern fairy tale in the foreword and he definitely succeeded. A book that will last through time that kids (and adults!) will enjoy. As a sidenote: this audiobook was narrated by Anne Hathaway - and her performance was phenomenal. One of the best narrators I've heard in an audiobook; it sounded like there were numerous people! Great job by her.
The Daily Show in book form, so the interesting mix of fact, fiction, and satire for which Stewart is famous. All about the development of America, with each chapter corresponding to a section of history and the government. Alright for a quick laugh at the tongue-in-cheek commentary - and by quick, I mean quick. One of the shortest audiobooks I've encountered. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed it during my commutes.
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