I get all the Craig Johnson, Walt Longmire books simply because he is a great character and the books are so pleasant a way to spend one's time. Always good and worth a a credit!
with the reviewer who praised this book. I also agree that if you like Michael Connelly, you will like this one. Character(s) developed, interesting plot. Only problem, which I was able to fix, was that narrator spoke so fast. I was able to play at 75% of original speed, which slowed it down enough. Also, I would not think anyone the author refers to as "silent" should be read fast.
It just seemed to stop. Which was a good thing in its way because I coud never get into it. The plight of these strange people was never brought home to me. Not sure if tht is a reflection of me or the writer but should not a writer have a story to tell, first and foremost? Did not seem to be one here. At least not for me.
This story was good to excellent, spoiled by a poor performance of the reader. Please listen before you buy. As to story: a group who work together decide to steal money, which they do with some facility. Eventually the SEC comes calling and greed takes its toll.
The narrator paused a LOT. He grouped words unusually and then paused between them. I had to try not to listen to him or it drove me nuts. I am not usually critical of the reader, but this one gave me fits.
The book itself is worth your time, but the narrator might put you off.
It would be easy to overlook this rye look at life by Alexander McCall Smith. The series is wonderful and there are 9 books now in the series (Audible has 8). Smith is never mean spirited and you get to know the foibles of the characters so well. I love this series and think you will too if you like stories about everyday people and their oddness. Highly recommended for great character studies (even dogs!) and for excellent writing.
For some strange reason, I missed this one throughout my school years and then college and grad school. Not sure why but wow! What a novel. Do not miss this one. You will lie awake thinking about it years after you "read" it. Owen is a guy who does not fit in the group. This story is about why he is the way he is. So wonderful.
Really chick lit and perhaps this is why I did not like it. Writing not good and narrator was poor. She tried but was unable to do voices so you never knew who was saying what. Also she was melodramatic. You can skip this one.
I double checked looking for the 3rd file for this book, but there is none. It just stops! You get that "the book has been broken into parts to make the download faster" stuff, but there is no 3rd file to download???? There should be 3 of them. I am supposing three. But only 2 show up when I look for the book in my library.
Interesting although you have a nagging suspicion that someone is trying to make a point throughout. Also VERY drawn out. VERY.
Moderately funny. She is no David Sedaris. I am pretty sure I got the book because someone said if you like Sedaris, you will like this one. Not true. I did laugh out loud on a few occasions but Jenny Lawson is no David Sedaris. A bit too self conscious perhaps. Hard to put my finger on. But he is a genius. She is not. So enjoy but do not expect too much. I think I am disappointed because she did not live up to the Sedaris bar. That is unfair, alas.
Not much happens in this one yet I must say it nonetheless held my interest.
Generally well done and engaging.
This book is every bit as good as the others in this "series" of madcap happenings in Florida. Well written and always wryly funny, I can't get enough!
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