I usually look forward to listening to a book that I have read before. The narration adds one more dimension and I am amazed at what I missed when reading the book myself. BUT not in this case. I forced myself to listen to 3 hours of the dragging narration before I finally gave up. A good narration can really make a difference, unfortunately a bad one can completely ruin a book.
If the charactors would have reacted more like real people do, if the situations had been realistic.... Really? A child kills her father who is trying to rape her little sister and is imprisoned for 29 years? Really? That child's sister grows up to be a criminal attorney and doesn't see a way to help her big sister? Really? A teen ager witnesses a bloody murder and Mom drops her off with a neighbor afterward? A 6 year old is killed and there is no formal investigation?
If the main charactor, Belfa, was a little more rounded and whole, not just a woman who repeatedly and tediously patted her teenager, calling her "Sweetie".
No, I'm still looking for more great myseries with a woman for the central charactor but great ones are few. I'm still looking for more charactors like V. I. Warshawski and Anna Pigeon and Kinsey Millhone. Belfa Elkins doesn't seem to be a whole person, she needs rounded out. She seems to consist of and be shaped by just a few things in her past.
Disappointment that the book wasn't what I had hoped for and sadness, at the West VIrginia she describes (apparently, the author sees nothing good in her home state).
Dick Hill is Reacher. He is the perfect reader for this series and makes the audio book! I love that gravely voice with his thoughtful pauses and sighs.
Interesting twists and turns. Its fun to get a glimpse of Reacher in the service.
Fun, outlandish, crime drama, but this is one that would be better to read yourself than to listen to. Scott Brick is a great narrator but why would they pick him to narrate a book by and about a woman? The main charactor completely loses all personality when read by Mr. Brick.
Not in the audio book version.
Pace, maybe... Personality and charactor, no... I was actually glad when it ended.
I see this as the first in a series. But, please, find a more suitable narrator!
If the author would have done research, or had some one with a working knowledge of ranch life proof-read her manuscript she could have avoided many of the glaring inconguities in the book. She could also have skipped the female erotism. There was way too much of it and it was just irritating.
She could have done so much more with the interesting story line.
I think Ms Leigh did a very good job with what she was given. If there was a saving grace in this audio book, it was her!
The long drawn out love scenes!
If you are looking for the typical Harlequin-type romance (x 3) with a western theme then this is the book for you.
Nope. It is not that Nick Sullivan does a bad job it is just that George Guidall does a much better Mitch Rapp.
He could have finished the book. I was left hanging. I actually went back to Audible to download the missing last chapter and then realized that there was none.
Mr. Martin needs to do his research before he puts pen to paper. There were too many glaring inconsistencies to make reading this book enjoyable. If you enjoy Harlequin Romance books, you will love this one. Simpering romance with no imagination.
I did enjoy listening to Daniel May's deeply resonating voice.Luci Bell does a wonderful job!
I enjoyed this book allot. It does make you stop and think. Interesting concepts and angles. I look forward to reading more of Emma Donaghue.
Nice fluid experience.
I definitely wanted to see them out of that room and looked forward to when I had time to listen to another chapter.
John Grisham is always good but he outdid himself with THE RACKETEER. The story twists and turns and it doesn't take long to realized that he isn't telling us the WHOLE story. I couldn't wait to finish the book (I just HAD to see if I had figured it out!) but I hated for it to end. I will read this one again.
JD Jackson does a fantastic job with this book. I couldn't ask for more in a narrator!
I have always loved Evelyn Anthony's period spy novels. This novel is set in America with an American protagonist but the author is obviously English and not particularly familiar with American idioms and slang. I found myself gritting my teeth when she repeatedly referred to a Chevrolet as a "Chev" (I am sure it is a common term in the UK but not in the US!) or the elevator as a "lift". The narrator reads with an English accent. This also bothered me until I realized that it would have been impossible to pull off the English slang with a New England accent! Audio books tend to accentuate mistakes such as these that are relatively easy to over-look when you read it silently.
Oh yes, please offer us more of Evelyn Anthony. She is one of my favorites! But maybe it would be better to stick with her English novels!
I love to listen to Carolyn Pickles (unless she is trying to do an American accent!)
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