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Angela

Mechanicsville, MD, United States

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  • Dead Like You: DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter James
    • Narrated By David Bauckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year’s Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims’ shoes are taken by the offender.... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997.

    Jean says: "Better read than listened to"
    "Not the best PJ book, but ok..."
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    If you could sum up Dead Like You in three words, what would they be?

    Mediocre, long, enlightening


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have been a bit more judicious in the editing... it seemed a bit long and tedious. Almost as if Peter James was trying to hit a 'word count' with this book and added things in order to achieve it, thus losing on the quality of the storyline.


    What three words best describe David Bauckham’s performance?

    monotonous, choppy, tedious


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really like the parts where Detective Grace is with his life-partner. He genuinely loves her but struggles with the fact that his wife is still missing, presumed dead, but a part of him sees himself as being unfaithful at times. I think this carries over in his work because he is sometimes either too lenient or critical of his team... he tends to find a 'happy medium' in life, whether it be work-life or personal life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • To Beguile a Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (193)

    Beneath Helen’s beautiful façade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn’t back away from his surliness—or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen’s secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find—a happy ever after.

    Kathryn Parry says: "Beauty and the Beast"
    "It took a while but..."
    Overall

    It took some getting used to Anne Flosnik's voice, but I finally got into it. Her voice is a bit grating, in my opinion. However, after about a third of the book through I got used to her, and her style of reading. She sometimes got her characters 'mixed up' in a couple places (she gave Helen the same 'accent' as Alistair's sister) which confused me, but all-in-all it was an enjoyable 'read'.
    The story itself I thoroughly enjoyed and have requested some more titles from Elizabeth Hoyt through my local library.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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