I've read all of Sandford's novels and I'm particularly fond of the Flowers series but not this one. Too many half-developed characters and an implausible story that never grabs you. Good narration though and quite funny at times. I still love you Virgil but leave the international intrigues to Jason Bourne. Minnesota is where the fun is.
Although historical novels are not usually my forte, this series is lively, interesting, full of well-developed and likable characters and, of course, well written. It's promoted as a "young adults" series but it really isn't. Not for the younger kids for sure as the stories are quite gritty and do not always end well. Philip Pullman has a knack for original writing. Love him!
I come back to this series every few years. I love the originality of it. Well written, well narrated but, most of all, different in a good way. Recommended to everyone (kids and adults) who love a good story outside the box.
I have read all the other books in the series and this one is not up to par. Too much commiseration and an implausible behavior by the main character. Just plain boring and disappointing. I used to look forward to this author's new releases but the last few were not good (except for the two books that she wrote with her daughter - those are a lot of fun to listen to).
It may not be a monster story à la Cujo but I quite enjoyed this book. I think that Stephen King is, above all, a master storyteller and I really felt like I went on a journey with him. Not disappointed in the least.
I am really enjoying this series. It's not the best written books I've ever read but they're good enough. What I find interesting is the way the author keeps reinventing the series. It's not always completely believable but, again, it's good enough. The author takes you on an interesting adventure in every installment and always includes the People living nearby in his stories. Refreshing. The narrator was changed along the way, not for the better but acceptable if not inspired. I recommend this series; it certainly isn't stagnant.
Great book. Consistent with the character development and the rest of the series.
Jack Reacher is of course my favorite character. He's smart, down to earth and resourceful. What's not to like? He's impossibly self-confident but it works for him.
Yes. I think that Dick Hill is a fine narrator and he's definitely at his best with the Jack Reacher series. He is THE voice of Jack Reacher.
I always laugh when I listen to a Jack Reacher story. You can't help it - it's full of humour. My biggest reaction though is: What, already over? I have to wait another year now for a new story? Sigh...
I listen to a lot of audiobooks and the Jack Reacher series is always the most anticipated one. Even after 18 books, the character doesn't get old or repetitive. His character is developing nicely and I always learn something new about him. Every year, I feel like I meet an old friend again for a bit of a journey and I'm always sad to say goodbye!
I love Baldacci but this one is a bust. Badly narrated, badly edited and just plain boring. I've decided to stop listening to it after a little more than half the book. It's just a waste of time. It sounds like this is a book written a while ago that got dusted off and sent to press. The technology is old (floppy disks, surveillance videotapes, the concept of "snail mail" having to be defined). And the supposedly smart lawyer is completely clueless when it comes to computers. Couldn't Baldacci have revised and modernized his book before submitting it? Does he need money that badly? Too bad...
It's just a boring slow book read in a boring slow way.
That's it. I finally learned my lesson. No more Scarpetta book. This series used to be quite good (I have read all the books, except for the later ones that were just too bad to finish) but I just couldn't finish this one. These books are just not worth my time and credits anymore. The characters are not likeable anymore.
This book got rave reviews so I decided to try it. I like this genre and the storyline seemed interesting. I tried and tried to like it but about 2/3 in, I had to stop listening. The whining by the two very uninteresting and unlikeable main characters was soooo annoying. The story was not suspenseful, just long and boring. I'm writing this review to let a prospective buyer beware. I have listened to hundreds of books from Audible and this one, in my humble opinion, is not worth the credit!
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