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.
Yes, This book was OK, but not up to the other two I've read in the series (The first and the sixth)
The narration is not as good as the other two books
The Female characters with the exception of Amanda were whiny and emotional which has not been the case in the other books. Usually female authors do a better job and Karin Slaughter does in her other books. I hope this is an outlier as the plots and characters have had depth.
Karin Slaughter's storytelling is excellent. The characters are real with flaws. I disagree with the reviewers that did not like the book because the characters are not supermen/women. Will, Angie and Amanda all have personal demons but are more interesting and believable because of them.
Some of the better Dean Koontz novels and in a different genre Ms Slaughter develops characters like Stephen King
Will Trent and John Shelley
The times that Will beat himself up over being dyslexic
I read this after I read Criminal. I typically like to read books in order. Both books are excellent so its good to know that the books didn't get old or stale.
I did like the reader in Criminal better and I notice that the reader for Book 2 is different yet.
YES. The author has an engaging style where I wanted to keep listening even after I got out of the car
Will Trent. He is not the perfect hero but is a good person.
no, but I liked her style of reading. She made a good differentiation of the characters
At times it made me want to cry - it certainly evoked emotions
The book was written in a way as to make you lose yourself in the characters and identify with them. The reader did not take away from that. I was surprised to learn this was not the first in the series and immediately downloaded the first of the series and have not been disappointed although the reader is different.
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
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