On a scale of one to ten... this is about a six or seven. Depending on your interests the score could go up a notch higher or lower.
The characters were interesting but some of the things that happened seemed a little far-fetched. The father was really off the deep edge but I guess there are people out there like that and wives that tolerate them.
This was a family drama. It had several suspenseful moments. I think everybody's heart goes out to two little missing girls, that premise is the entire meat and potatoes of the book.It was a good listen to fill the time. I think it's best compared to a Lifetime movie that has happy times and heart aches but by the end it wraps up in a pretty bow.
"This is a 3 to 4 star legal thriller. The narrator was great, I enjoyed the inflections in his voice"
I enjoyed the book, however I think one time was enough. I bought it on a $5.95 special which made it a great value. Although it is worth credit.
I thought it was touching when Jacob's grandfather involved himself despite the animosity. Grover Gardner did a really good job at adding a lot of personality to the characters.
Of course, I'm sucker for happily ever after.
Defending Jacob is an entertaining book somewhat of a drama/ thriller and lastly a mystery. The mystery was very predictable however there was an unexpected twist at the end.
The three words I would use to describe this book are;
1. -thought provoking ( counting this as one :-)
3. -drawn out ( in the beginning)
The title is perfect! It's eye catching, true to the story. Over all just a great name that reflects every parent that self evaluates and observes others, at one time or another, in whIch I think most of us do.
This was a good book and worth the credit. The english accent was not too pronounced and did not interfere with comprehension. It's about a few families and the ups and downs we all experience. One mothers, that is really hard on herself, realizes that some peoples/family go through a great deal to hide their secrets and how deceptive appearances can be.
Most of those "perfect" people/families by appearance are a facade. Sometime their issues use others that are not so savvy in the game to keep it all glued to together. In some cases that glue doesn't stick as well as expected and may expose deep, hidden, embarrassing, ugly information that would turn their families inside out. While it opens the eyes of naïve family's/people that try to "keep up with the Jones's" in a financial organizational and domestic way. I found it difficult to put down.
The Villain was a surprise but there weren't many characters to choose from to keep you guessing. I think, if it it were a little more suspenseful, and didn't drag on in the beginning, I would have given it 5 stars.
The entire story had so many twists and turns. As soon as you thought that you had it figured out a different door opens. It's a story about a once successful lawyer that is down and out after his wife and young daughter were by were fatally injured by a drunk driver. He meets an inexperienced attractive attorney that enlists him to represent a rap artist charged with murder. Resistant in the beginning and obsessed by the end with both the attorney and the case he struggles with with his moral and emotional compass and is challenged to keeping both in tact. The case and the characters are and both interesting while providing plenty of a entertainment... the good, the bad and the not so pretty. It's a somewhat realistic story and will keep you guessing.
The voices were very different and well suited for each character, I enjoy that.
This reads like a good John Grisham novel with out the folksy Ford County country life. It twists with surprises like Gone Girl. I found it to be an interesting mix. I will keep my eyes open for other books by this author.
The characters are interesting. The story is great and as realistic as expected.
She was great & fit the part perfectly.
I couldn't stop listening with book 1, book2, book3 etc. you'll love it!
There are several good short stories but I was expecting more by Charlaine Harris but it was just one short story.There were a few other good authors but there were several I needed to skip.
The first story with Sookie but that was very good at best.
The narrators were good, not great but not bad.
This is a mixture of short stories by several authors so i don't think that really applicable.
I gave this four generous stars. It's okay at best.
Yes, it started out slow but after the first few chapters I was very intrested. After a few more I couldn't but it down and after a few more I stayed up half the night to finish it.
Thinking it was your typical husband ditches wife love triangle, Flynn offers so much more you'll surprised without a doubt.
Absolutely, and I did. My IPad stayed with me through the morning and went to bed with me.
I love Gillian Flynn's books, wish he'd write more, this is by far the best! You won't be disappointed!
I couldn't put my iPad down. I finally fell asleep listening at 3am and picked it back up as soon as I woke. I listened to the entire book in less then 18 hours. It was full of suspence and an ending I would have never guessed. This book was an excellent read. I'm a big Harlan Coban fan and if Linwood Barclay's other books are this great. I found another favorite author. If you like a good mystery with a semi happy ending you've found it.... you will love it.
I've been a Laura Lippman fan for several years. It seems we both grew up in the same general area of Baltimore County, MD and I enjoy the familiar places she referances. This is by far her best work, if the criminal mind of a killer and understanding the impact on the victim and their family interests you, it will definitely be worth the credit.
Replay kept me wanting to listen. Well worth the credit.
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