This is the most poorly written book I have read in many years. The story of the black elite is totally unrealistic and rather smacks of someone who knows very little about it. The narrator tries to do it justice, but the storyline is just rubbish. I suspect it's a problem with an academic who may write well for scholarly journals but whose fiction voice is nonexistent.
I should have known better after reading the Emperor of Ocean Park. I will never buy another of his books. I've got two hours to go, but I'm stopping this book now. Absolutely terrible.
Several narrators should have been used. It appears the narrator simply lowered his voice (not very convincingly) or in the case of a child raised it. I doubt I will finish this book it is so irritating to me.
John Grisham's latest.
The use of multiple narrators.
Perhaps the storyline.
Probably, though I would warn them about the level of depravity in it.
Not sure. The main character was so depraved to make him almost seem unbelievable.
Yes. She does an excellent job as usual.
I usually enjoy the JD Robb books, but this one had me cringing at the depravity of the main character. I only finished the book because I wanted to seem him captured and even then, I was not satisfied with the ending.
Lee Child, yes. Narrated by Dick Hill, no.
The storyline was intriguing and kept me listening despite the narration.
Almost anybody. I guess since Reacher has a nose injury, the intent was to have a nasal narration. Bad, bad idea.
The narration turned me off so much I almost didn't listen to the entire book. I love the Jack Reacher series, but the narration on this one was absolutely horrible!
No. At least in the print version, I wouldn't have to hear the voice of the narrator.
It beats you over the head with religion. It got in the way of the storyline. I am a Christian but the storyline of this book was quite thin.
Anybody who was really from the South. The fake Southern voice was quite irritating. So much so that I actually searched to see where Joseph Collins from from. I couldn't find anything on him so I suspect that rather than being a voice actor, he was someone connected to the writer who faked, quite terribly, a Southern accent.. it was especially annoying to hear the fake combination British/Southern accent.
I wouldn't even consider making a film of this book.
Though I have long been an avid reader, I doubt if I'll be able to finish this book. Terry should not narrate again. Her voice is the same for every character and the voice is monotonous and tedious. I wonder who co-wrote the book with her? Her sister, Rosyln? Rosyln is a terrible writer. I wished I had heeded the poor reviews I read and saved a credit.
After my disappointment in her last book and in this one, I won't buy another of her books. I wonder if her personal life has affected her writing. Without giving anything away for those intending to read it, I'm also beginning to understand why some say her books bash men.
The main narrator was terrible, just terrible! Were it not for the fact that I love James Patterson books and because I didn't want to waste my money, I would have stopped listening after the first hour. Please, please, please, have someone with a somewhat ethnic sounding voice to read the part of Alex Cross. Just plain terrible reading, horrible.
While I found the story interesting, if somewhat unbelievable, I thought the dialect and the vocabulary was not correct nor realistic for the time. The "voice" of the writer disturbed me for some reason. It was not authentic sounding. The vocabulary of Mayme was not that of a 15-year old former slave girl. I finished the book because I rarely do not finish a book.
Excellent book. John Grisham at his best! Michael Beck is an excellent reader. One of the better audio books I heard.
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