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The storyline in Whiskey Beach would have fit perfectly into a short story format. It was frustrating to stop knitting and fast forward through the tedious parts, of which there were many. I listen to Nora Roberts when I'm in need of some light entertainment. This was a tedious slog through nothingness. No more Nora Roberts for me.
In my view, the narration was fine. It's hard to do much with a dull storyline.
Jan Maxwell performed admirably, but the story was disappointing. Usually I enjoy Tess M., but not this time around. The story line was weak. Sadly, Tess is stuck in a world of maternal guilt that got tiring real quick. I think I'll stick to L. Lippman's other novels until Tess is back to solving more interesting cases.
I love Justine Eyre's narration - it definitely made this story more interesting. Unfortunately, I felt like fast-forwarding through sections of this book because the story bogged down in places.
I agree with the previous reviewer -- if I remembered each of the novels in the Bridgerton series, I would be able to figure out the 'second epilogues' collected here. Instead the book reads (for me) as a collection of disjointed, albeit sometimes amusing, vignettes.
The narration is splendid. It is for that reason that I listened to the entire book.
Years ago, I came across the first mystery of Sujata Massey (in book form) and loved it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that her latest Rei Shimura mystery was available here. The narration was excellent - I kept track of the various characters without problem. There are several sub-stories to the main story which added to the richness of this mystery. What I particularly love about this series is the way Sujata Massey weaves in interesting details of Japanese history and culture.
Since I always listen to audiobooks while knitting, I spend long spells engrossed in books. Some books lend themselves to short bursts of listening, but this is not one of them.
I hope Rei returns as I am sure she will (fingers crossed).
If you are in the mood for some light-hearted romantic, mildly-suspenseful comedy, this is the book for it. Tanya Eby is one of my favourite narrators so I was delighted to see that she had turned her hand to writing as well. I hope this is the beginning of a series featuring the hippiesque Petter Wellington. Her daughter, Sausage, is a wonderful character too.
I've listened to every Laura Lippman book on Audible. This was one of her best - Linda Emonds rocks as a narrator. I wish she narrated more books!
Yes. There were unexpected twists and turns to the story that kept me wondering what would happen next. Heloise's choices make sense based on what we learn of her past. Laura Lippman is a master of character development.
I've listened to every Linda Emond performance of L. Lippman's books. This was one of her best. They are all good though.
Oddly, I was drawn to the character of Audrey and her pivotal role in the story. She was a constant yet she still remains a mystery. In a good way.
Please write more books, Ms. Lippman!
Usually I enjoy books by S.E. Phillips, but this one made for painful listening. Sadly, I wonder where the writer of 'Breathing Room' has disappeared to. With the next Phillips novel, I'll skip it.
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