This book ends so fast that it truly lacks finality. You're listening along and within seconds the whole thing is wrapped up and the listener is left feeling rather empty. You don't really sympathize with any of the characters, especially Kinsey. Also, the sound editing is so choppy that it's hard to pay attention to the dialog. Not Grafton's best.
Of course, the story is a classic. However, the narration spoiled it for me. There were noticeable gaps in the dialogue. It didn't flow. Plus, the narrator kept switching accents and emphasis such that I couldn't tell which character he was trying to be at any given point.
No, I was confused a lot of the time. There were a lot of characters, but I kept thinking one of the dwarfs was speaking when it was supposed to be Bilbo.
This is my last Dan Brown book. I wanted the main character to suffer a horrible death so I could guiltlessly put the book down and not pick it up again. I barely made it to the end. I'm sure there's a market for this kind of junk. I wish I could get my money back!
Typical great Sue Grafton story, but the sound editing was terrible. There are long sound gaps between sentences that break the flow of the story. It's very noticable and very irritating. If you're not totally committed to listening, you find your mind wondering during the gaps. Love the story, hate the gaps!
I laughed so hard I almost drove my car off the road. This was by far the funniest Plum book yet! Maybe I need to have an exploding beaver at my next party!
I've read most of Stabenow's books and this one does not measure up to what I'm used to. I enjoyed the story, but the suspense was not there. This was not one of those stories where you can't put it down. Her Shugak novels are those types of stories. This is not one of those novels you're afraid to read on a cold stormy night. An interesting story, but not up to the Shugak quality.
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