yes, the story was strong. But not the narrator.
anyone. Between the baby voice of the young teenager and the extreme swings in volume between whispering and yelling, I almost returned the book. It was a hard listen.
I share the feelings of a few of the reviewers. I miss the characters and the stories of Three Pines! This is a different book for Louise Penny. One of the reasons, for me, that Louise Penny's stories are so engaging is her rich character development. I cared about Ruth's duck! Also, her ability to develop the town of Three Pines into a place I'd really love to visit, were it real.
I guess the law of averages would start to go against yet another person dying in such a small town. But, as a fan, I would love to see those characters come back some day. If you're just starting, go back and read them in order.
Yes it was an engaging book.
Ralph Cosham was fine.
Monks run amok.
Still a Louise Fan.
Especially the adults trying to do baby voices - couldn't be worse. I won't finish the book for that reason. I just can't listen to this.
Though the publication date of this book is 2011, it was actually written 20 years ago. I am a big Harlan Coben fan, of his books, now. I am frustrated that I dumped a book credit on an old, not very good book. Caveat emptor on Audible. This has happened to me before. I need to get in the habit of checking other sources for the truth about these books.
Harlan has honed his skills greatly over the years and I would recommend any of his Bolitar books.
If someone gave me this book and asked me to id th author, never in a million years would I have picked David Baldacci. I am a huge fan. But he really phoned this one in. Cliche after tired cliche. "Tipping point" - really? I used to buy his books sight unseen. His books are usually more intelligent. This was a huge disappointment.
At least the author freely admits lifting from Dumas. If you've read The Count of Monte Cristo, you've read the far superior version of this story. Don't bother.
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