The series is well written and engaging...a really good listen that is amusing and fast paced.
This book was a little different since they were snowed in the shopping center most of the time.
Ms. Savage's narration is one of the best that I have listened to. She does an excellent job with the different characters and it is fascinating that she can make each voice recognizable.
I started the book while on the treadmill and had to force myself to stop after 45 minutes. Had to force myself to stop.
I selected this book because I enjoyed an earlier book that she wrote. I was disappointed in this one, though I did like part of the story line. I liked the group of diverse kids from around the world working to solve murders but the author only half developed their characters. I thought that part could have been an interesting study; however, mother was an unreal, flat character. The one legged Navy Seal with the dog with metal teeth was like something thrown in from an action/fantasy story and his relationship with the mother just didn't fit with the rest of the storyline.
I'm not a prude but I found the undersecretary's constant use of the 'fucking' in everyday speech distracting to the story. The hero does not require constant cussing to show his competence. Really it is like the author thinks the only way to have a strong woman character is for her to use shocking language when no one else does...it is so distracting that I am not going to finish listening and try to return it.
I won't try this author again
very pleasant voice
the story was slow moving and the hero's motivation was murky but that may be because I got a book in the middle of the series.
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