I was enjoying this book up until the last hour. I don't understand how the main Justice Dept. character can be so stupid - it just doesn't make sense. I agree with the reviewer that says the government agents look bumbling - too much so. The narration is good, and I guess I would give this a passing recommendation - barely.
Christopher Moore writes great books that are funny but with characters that are human and are well developed and not stereotyped. The narrator is great too
Jodie, she is so well rounded, but the Animals are a close second
I liked the whole book I can't pick a scene
Jodie and Tommy
Read the series in order. Although you can get away with them as individual books, it is easier to read them as they happen. A Dirty Job can be read as an adjunct to this series.
Yes, it is an enjoyable book
The character while initially a sleaze, comes full circle and shows he has a conscience. Also the mix of characters with funny personalities
I also read Pest Control which was similarly well read. I would read other books narrated by Colby
Every time there is a reveal - no spoiler
Upper Quadrant for story, Way lower for reader
The usual comic state based novelists - Carl Hiasson, Tim Dorsey
It's funny because I've listened to all the Blanco County books some with the same reader but this was the first one I can remember where RK Ross was so bod. His voices for Marlin was wrong as well as most of the characters.
Not really. It is a good story
This story had a lot of promise but fizzled out. It was overly long and got repetitive. (no pun intended) The male/femaile "relationship" scenes were also not well written and too graphically repetitive.
No, I'll just try to find another one I like better. Probably turned me off from the author
I generally like William Dufris because of his pacing and ability to differentiate voices. I think the editing was bad as there were some obvious mispronunciations like "Boyer", "Pepitone"and "Savannah".
A very average book. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and this one was very average
My favorite character(s) were Ed and Sally. I like Ed's droll attitude and Sally's attitude and smart aleckness
He seemed to capture the attitude of the characters. BUT learn that you pronounce Viola in this context as "WaLa" not "Viola" :-)
BIll was the most memorable
Characters were well drawn and the story translates from just pure science fantasy/fiction
Yes and no. I don't like all Science Fantasy but I will read other books by Cline as they come out
He doesn't foreshadow too much but skips between real and fantasy lives
Not much. He could differentiate between male and female characters and his voice inflection was good. I have read other book where he has narrated (Agent to the Stars and Red Shirts) and liked his narration
Yes, it was engaging, however, I agree with other reviewers that it moves slowly
Other Grisham books
Worth the listen but not as good as his classics. I would rate it actually about a 3.5
I have read the first two previous Lee Child books with Reacher as the main character and this one is worse for both the story and the narration. First of all the story is good, but again the characters interact stupidly. Reacher acts like he's never seen modern conveniences. He may have been in the Military but they are not sheltered from reality. And the way he interacts with Jody is stilted and dopey.
Then there is the narration. There are so many mispronunciations that I have to wonder about the narration and the editing. He is also terrible at female voices. I'm sometimes not sure that the inane dialog is due to as much to the narration as the writing.
I would give this book a mild buy recommendation because the story is good.
I read Buried Secrets and liked it so I thought I'd listen to this one. I like Scott Brick so I figured it was probably good. WRONG. The biggest problem is that every action is drawn out, the characters are predictable, and I can't wait to finish it. The only reason I haven't ditched it is because I try to always read what I buy. I know what happens in the end and that will make it worse. The dialog is horrible and I don't even find myself rooting for the main character.
Save your credits on this one. Try Buried Secrets or another book. This one is a stinker
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