I bought this book because I like "Who done its" and because I'm from Minneapolis, but I wouldn't recommend it to Mpls people, for the reader doesn't know how to pronounce the names of the suburbs. Also, beyond that, I am a knitter and thought is sounded fun. It turned out to be agony just listening to the whole thing. Her characters were incorrectly portrayed; ie.: One may have a head injury but they don't go through such a dramatic personality change. (I'm a physician). Character development was ....Where?? These people were no more intelligent enough, especially the oh so sweet protagonist, to solve a crime and it's very doubtful the police would have appreciated the woman taking over the case. Utter nonsense! I finally just skipped the second half, to the very predictable ending. Don't waste your time. Agatha Christie the author is NOT.
A different author
I couldn't put this down! It's been a long while since I've listened/read a book this good. Please write, and write, and.... The number one best thing on HBO this year has been "True Detective" written by Nic Piaaolatto. This sequence, with Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson, was written by Mr. Pizzolatto, and is like nothing I've ever seen before, so I was thrilled there was a book by the same writer who wrote the show. "Galveston" is so good, I had to check the author out on the internet and the good news is, he's just getting started.
Today, it seems we only have writers that can pen an imaginary/make-believe world, with a demon of sorts, coming down to terrorize the people on earth. No, now we have what we all know to be a man who can sit down and tell a story.Thank you Mr. P.
As for "Galveston", each scene takes you there, the characters he uses, and the locations are dead-on. The only problem with this book: it ends with the protagonist in his later years, suggesting there will be no sequels.
I'm from central Texas, and lived in New Orleans, so I'm familiar with the area of the book. For me, because of this, it was all memorable. He paints the hotel, where they live and you feel as if you, too, are a tenant, interacting with the people staying there. Some of the scenes like when they go to Rocky's home. You see it so clearly. And oh, when she's telling about the rabbits.....oh my....
Michael Krammer is Roy Cody; nabbed him dead on. The perfect reader for the part! Do not change him if Roy Cody shows up again some where in another book. Please!!
The ending, along with the rest of the book, is SO WELL DONE!!
I also have to thank the publishers/Audible for using Micheal Krammer, the reader of the book. He, with his voice, makes you believe you're listening to the real Roy Cody, the main character of the book. This is the first time I've listened to any of the books he's written. After the book was finished, I immediately checked him out.
Having been raped, back when a girl went through hell to get the guy prosecuted (1973 - U of MN; Middle Brook Hall, Spring Break), I don't remember buying a $900 Channel suit, or getting amnesia and proceeding to behave like an infant, or drinking Champagne when he was given a whole 18 months. I kept wondering why the author didn't even speak to a woman who'd been raped? I realize all women respond differently, but I think I'm safe to say that she wasn't even near the ball park on this one Just amazing! I couldn't like any of the characters, yet the author apparently assumed the reader would be head over hills in love with them - why? Shallow and obnoxious women and brainless cops....don't bother.
No, I love a good "Who Done It" but expect more from the author: ie.: Research maybe?
Anna Field did an excellent job, but ironically, the better she did, the worse the writing seemed!
First...and last Lisa Gardner book for me...
I’m embarrassed I bought this thing. How did she get published and who is reading her? I feel sorry for them. The reader sounds and purposely talks like a little girl throughout the whole book. Don’t believe me? Listen to her. The author would do herself, and the naive reader a favor and look at good ‘who done its’ and see the placement of characters who sound and act like people, not, “Oh goody! I’m living in happy land!” Yuk! The reader purposely sounds like a little girl. The writer: OK, her grammar was correct, but that doesn't mean she should be published. Nauseating
Not become a writer
Her high pitched voice and the tone she assumes, as if she lives in a Happy Land too!
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