I very much enjoyed the humor and pace of this book. The little bit of fun after the credits was a treat. It's not life changing, and I didn't really learn anything new; just confirmed that hospitality staff are sneaky, cocky, and money-hungry. Ahhh...but that's OK with me!
The other reviews said it was laugh-out-loud funny. Yes, yes it is! ...And sarcastic, and even a little sexy. The story was light without being too predictable or cliche. The pace was great. I was chuckling in my car and even sat in the garage waiting for a spot to pause so I could go in the house because it was so good.
The narrator is the absolute best I have heard. Hands down.
Just get this book already!
I felt like I was on an expedition to find the unknown END of this book!
It could've been truncated a lot by focusing on the matter at hand. I understand developing the characters background, but many of them could've been left out.
The whole first portion was about explorers other than Livingstone and Stanley all together!
Many of the other reviewers were very harsh. I agree that this felt very unfocused. I understood that the story was told of the sisters chronologically, but I really though that there could have been a stronger theme presented. Perhaps, some artistic license as to describing the characters. Some of the ancillary characters were described in far too great of detail making things very confusing.
I mean come on! When you have to have a LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning just to keep track of everyone, that should be the first clue that something isn't done well.
Even after listening, I'm not sure that the second thread-line of story about the tabloids was really that important. In the description, we (or at least I) are lead to believe that this story shaped the tabloids we know today. The connect, while presented to a be a true and valid one, isn't as strong as I had originally thought. The story focused more on the actual murder with the tabloids (it felt) as an aside.In addition, I really thought that the book dragged about 3/4 of the way through, and I was just grinding it out to get the the END! I think the author could've abbreviated some of the details to keep things moving. That being said, it's a very good book and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it in my car. I would recommend it; just don't expect a fast-paced murder mystery.
What better review can I give for this book than I've told as many of my young women college students that they need to listen to it. NOW. I wish I would have heard it before I went for my Doctorate and certainly before I took this position. Pay it forward ladies. This book is fantastic.
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