The book was very interesting, but what an angry guy! His style is very New Yorker "in your face" and living in L.A. hasn't mellowed him any. Never knew so much went into the development of T.V. If you ever thought you had a great idea for a tv show, hear this book and you'll think twice.
No. The story makes this "woman" sound like a 12 year old girl. Ridiculous choices, no adult smarts, much less Secret Service smarts. Narration is totally flat.
I will continue reading books in this genre - just avoid Mike Wells.
The narrator kept the same tone regardless of what was happening. Working in the office had the same excitement as being chased by the mob.
My only reaction was to stop listening and find another book. I stuck with it for the first 4 hours, hoping it would improve. It didn't.
Don't waste your time or credit.
I like Barbara Rosenblat, but even in this book there are too many incidental people to keep all the voices distinct. I will probably try the next Diane Mott Davidson novel just to see if it improves.
Instead of wrapping it up, an entire second book gets jammed into the last few minutes. Strange and disappointing. There was lots that would have made a good stand-alone book.
I had problems distinguishing some of the voices. Too many side characters.
No. Not enough action for a movie. There could be more teen issues with Arch, girlfriend action from Julian, wacky and stuff from Marla and detective sleuthing from Tom, but this book is not eventful enough for a movie. Some of the earlier ones could be good.
Disappointed with this one, but won't give up on the series.
I love that the book is set in Australia, so seasons are opposite. And the characters are just quirky enough to be fun, not totally off the wall.
This book is just lots of fun. Some social commentary, but the live and let live attitude carries through. Entertaining. The narrator has the right tone for the book.
I liked the travel information and descriptions of places around the world. I didn't like the uneven behavior of the lead character, Jill. For someone who supposedly pulled her life out of the devastation and desertion of her husband, she seems pretty darn neurotic.
Maybe. It was OK - I actually listened through to the end.
Crisp, clear, personable.
It inspired me to look into women's travel clubs.
It's not a bad story, just not very good. The author stops short of commitment to any one emotion - mad, sobbing, hopeful,neurotic, desperate, happy, professional, scramble headed.
Complex, twisted, sad
Yes, I'll continue with the series, but this book is too graphic with the torture for me. I didn't like how the "gore" took away from the story.
Susan Ericksen is a great narrator. On target with the voices and the pace.
My only thoughts were that the book highlights the crime in too much detail - it takes away from the characters and the overall story.
Not my favorite "In Death" book, but I will continue the series.
Classic Lucas Davenport novel. Great pacing, loved Richard Ferrone (he is the perfect narrator). Lots of twists and turns, but you can still follow the plot. I like how Sandford keeps the same side characters (Dell, Elle, Letty) and has Lucas work with them all.
You might also enjoy "The Burglar" books, also narrated by Richard Ferrone. Bernie Rhodenbarr (lead character) is a likable sort - similar to Lucas.
Ferrone brings a warmth to the story. He paces the thoughts and actions appropriately.
NO, it was a great commuting book. 45 minutes in the morning and at night.
Yes. It was entertaining, with enough of a mix of mystical and action.
Maybe. I liked his voice, but the lack of emotion made the book lose something. Atticus' voice needs more of an attitude and sense of humor.
Yes. Really liked and related to the characters. Loved the insider information on how tv shows are made.
Ruth. She makes the same mistakes all young women make when starting out = and learns from them. You root for her and in the end, she wins.
Never heard her before, but I will look for her again.
No. I liked the book immensely but wanted to take it in and process the story in pieces.
Real dialogue. Believable characters. Fun to hear the back story of life in Hollywood.
No, I think the print and audio versions are both excellent. Print lets you go back and review events and mull them over. Audio adds an extra level of excitement.
Letty - by far! Keeps her horrible childhood and doesn't let it determine her future in life. Learns from her past and triumphs.
Also loved Richard Ferrone's "The Burglar" series about Bernie Rhodenbarr. Consistently excellent.
Just really enjoyed it. Great book, wonderful performance.
Edit it down by at least a third. Too much on and on, worrying about things just way out of control. So twisted and just can't catch a break. Needs a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
The best thing about this book was the exciting twists in the plot. It feels like you begin to root for one person, only to have everything you thought turn out to be wrong. But after the first couple of times, even this device becomes annoying. Get on with it!The beginning shows promise and the first big twist had me yelling out loud. And in the end, everyone is just miserable. No one gets what they want. No one is happy or even satisfied. All that agony, but for what?
Performance was good. Easy to listen to and follow the action.
It was worth the first half of the listening time. Just way to long. By part 3 I was wishing I was doe already.
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