Michael C Hall's adaptation of the narrator was outstanding, but Holly is a close second. He really makes you feel like you know them
Incredibly easy to listen straight through with no break
I am a neuropsychologist who frequently works with individuals with Alzheimer's and I love mysteries. Naturally, I thought I would love this book, but I didn't for many reasons. To start with, I should note that I was only able to get through about 6 hours of it before giving up. I thought the author did do a great job of portraying someone with Alzheimer's --- and for that, I give her kudos. The rest, however, was not so good. I found the story really hard to follow and would listen to 40 minutes straight and have no idea what had happened that was important. I also found the narration to be difficult to endure, but it did match the character so I can only knock them so much for that. Overall, I wish I could've liked it.
I always love a good dual perspective audiobook mystery, especially a Stephen King. There was nothing supernatural in this book, which I also liked. That said, I never really got attached to the main character and found him kind of annoying, but it wasn't enough to detract from the gripping story. King's creation of the adversary more than made up for the kind of boring protagonist. Overall, I would highly recommend.
not my typical kind of book - I usually am into thrillers - but this book was intriguing so I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. The main character is very likable and really drives the book, though the other perspectives were also a great addition to the story. I wasn't crazy about the ending but it was not due to lack of plot twist or anything.
This book was everything that I had hoped for after the cliffhanger ending from the last Cross book. It is your typical Alex Cross story, in a good way, and has plenty of plot twists and excellent narration.
The story was great and made even better by January LaVoy's narration. A detective that is investigating her father's murder leads to many twists and turns that will leave you wanting to keep listening. I was pleased that Kat wasn't your cliche detective with some kind of addiction or self-loathing; she was an energetic and effective character and so were her adversaries. I wasn't crazy about the ending but it wasn't due to lack of suspense or plot twist.
It was a compelling story with an unreliable narrator, told over multiple points of view at different time points. It was a little confusing to try to keep track of the different dates while listening, but easy enough to figure it out. I listened to it on my daily commute on the train and that made it fun to relate to. The narration was a little boring but I still finished it happily
Probably not - there was too much focus on developing an uninteresting protagonist and not enough on the plot. This was ironic given that he dedicated the book to someone and thanked them for telling him to focus more on Carp (the protagonist). I guess it's what some people like, but wasn't nearly enough to keep me interested. I made it halfway thought before I gave up.
The narration was ok, but he might as well have been reading the nutrition facts on a box of raisin bran.
The POV of the wife was a great angle for the story and was enhanced by the, at first annoying but eventually perfect, narration.
Pretty funny memoir
I enjoyed the book but found myself surprisingly annoyed by Amy Poehler's narration/opinions by the end. Was still good enough that I read it quickly though
I was pleasantly surprised by the unfolding of the story and quickly realized why this is one of the quintessential murder mysteries
10 guests. 1 remote island. 1 murderer.
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