Truly stupid. Couldn't get past the hour mark. Male narrator's voice leaves a lot to be desired. Sound too feminine. Gratuitous vulgarities. How soon does it take to get into a story line? Come on! I stuck with it as long as I could before yanking out the earbud.
Too bad there are no refunds on Audible.com; this is a rare circumstance where I would truly ask for one!
What would have made First Grave on the Right better? Less fantasy sex; the “Big Bad” Not being Reyes but a benevolent persona; a truly interesting problem to solve instead of how to keep a brain-dead person on life-support
What could Darynda Jones have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? Forget the whole concept of "son of the Satan;" that's offensive to millions of people who take Satan seriously. A love interest is great, but not one so far-fetched. Jones could have done a lot more interesting romantic stuff with the cop, and for her future reference, the most erotic and interesting "sex" scenes don't necessarily involve naked people between the sheets and a blow-by-blow description of action. If people want that they can read porn.
Loved the various dead people and the lawyers, and the interactions with them, but how smart can she (the protagonist) be if she couldn't outsmart the dead Aunt and figured out how to made coffee.
See? this is the main problem: I just finished this book yesterday, and the characters are SO forgettable I can't remember anyone name except Reyes, and that's because I thought his character was unnecessary and silly. Jones needs to create MEMORABLE characters that people love-- like Travis Magee, Odd Thomas, and Jack Reacher.
Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Lorelei King is a terrific narrator; her talents have nothing to do with the poor quality of the book.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities? This book has some witty parts and some good humor; the author makes good use of metaphor and simile. Too bad she didn't spend more time on a better plot.
I won't read another volume of this series.
Found: God's Will is not a 1,000 page tome-- it merely contains the widsom and substance of one.
The foundtional principles are supported 100% by God's Word.
John Haag was fine as a reader; I can't point to any particular thing (except words here and there which should have been emphasized) and say his performance wasn't good. However, there are other people who would have done a truly outstanding job-- MacArthur himself (who possesses a very ear-pleasing radio voice), for example.
Loved the part about reading the Bible -- John's experience reading John and the whole 90-day macro experience. Definitely something concrete that we can put into practice.
Terrific book! Short, yet substantial!
Dick Francis' book Decider is a great book. Even in an abridged version it was entertaining. HOWEVER, there IS a glitch in this product-- in that only half of the book is on this recording. (I bought it on a special sale and didn't look at the reviews, or I would have known this. oops!) The representative I talked to wasn't aware that the recording is defective, but he said he would listen to it-- so perhaps it will be officially logged as a problem and be corrected.
Meanwhile, until Audible gets this audio version sorted out, purchase another one of Dick Francis' book: "Odds Against," "Whip Hand," and "Come to Grief" are highly recommended.
An Audible Kids Book? Are you kidding?
This book, while interesting, is for adults; children should not be exposed to the graphic language and concepts it contains.
It might possibly be insightful into the thinking of a person with Asperger's Syndrome, but don't be mislead into believing it's about an autistic child; there are more differences than similarities between these two conditions.
While it includes many of the characteristics of a good novel, the author's liberal use of four-letter words and other common street jargon is neither applaudable nor appreciated.
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