I found it all a bit iffy, nothing new learned. To be fair though, the biographer is obviously limited by the facts available but it made for a rather boring story in the end. I gained no new insight into the story at all.
It was okay, it didn't cost much so I probably got what I paid for.
The author seemed to rely very heavily on Twitter for her 'research'. By the time I was halfway through I was sick to the back teeth of hearing every ones Twitter opinion on what was obviously a sad tragedy. The author also assumed that readers were well conversant with the case, being from overseas I hadn't heard of it and it took a while to understand what had actually happened.
No, but I wont be reading any more by this author
None at all.
I haven't read the print version so can't tell.
I really enjoy the characters in this series and love watching them develop. Add that to a brilliant storyline and there's nothing to dislike.
He seems to get across the different personalities very well.
Someone who has a strong Christian faith
The genre is fine but I wouldn't read another book by this author.
No. It had the potential to be a good story but after only a few chapters I couldn't stand all the religious preaching and gave up. If you have a strong Christian faith you might enjoy it but if you are not religious you will find it hard to stomach.
Knowing this to be a true story I found both the book and the narrative left a lot to be desired. What should have been a truly horrific experience came across like an old western where everyone involved acts tough and doesn't feel anything. I find it hard to believe that a man who would have been in so much fear for his life would be laughing to himself about how stupid his captors were. Marc Schiller seems so intent on projecting a tough guy image he doesn't portray the fear and terror he must have felt.
On the factual side I am astonished that so many people were aware that he had just disappeared and all his belongings were being sold off and yet not one person approached law enforcement. A very sad reflection on societies 'not wanting to get involved' attitude.
Totally disliked the fact it was read as if reading a gung-ho novel instead of a terrifying and sad life epic. I'm not sure if that's down to the narrator or the way the book was written by the author.
No. It had a habit of constantly repeating the same things over and over and over. It could have been much better written. I felt the author concentrated more on the animosity between the two families than on the crime, victim and investigation.
The author kept quoting short comments all the way through that the characters had made which became very irritating. A general description of their opinion/attitude would have been better. Plus he kept jumping all over the place so not a smooth transition
No. The plot would have been interesting if written by a better author. The subject matter is an intriguing one but not documented well here at all.
Chapter two wasn't edited so all the way through the whole chapter was the sound of the narrator clearing her throat, coughing, repeating clusters of words several times to get the correct intonation and making funny noises in her quest to get it right. How this slipped past the editor is beyond me. I nearly packed it part way through this chapter as it was very frustrating but hung on in the hope it was the only chapter like this. Luckily it was.
I normally love Peter James books but this was just too Science Fiction for me. I thought it would deal with the social side of this subject but instead it because way out there.
No, because it wasn't quite the genre I presumed it to be when considering other titles by this author.
No, the finish left it with nowhere to go with a follow-up
I love the development of the main characters.
The main character, probably because we get to know him better than the others. He is tough but very compassionate and not afraid to show his softer side
Hi voice. LOOOOOOOOVE his deep timbre.
I could have but I buy my books to listen to when I go walking every day so it is done an hour at a time. I have just ordered Book Three in the series so that says something about my feelings.
One of the better ones.
It is an easy listening story, well written and easy to follow but enough intrigue to keep you interested. Very well narrated too, good storytellers all round
He read it along similar veins to the way I may have if I read the book myself.
No, just an enjoyable listen.
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