I think this is maybe the worst book I've ever listened to. If I could give it a negative star I would. The storyline is not believable, the characters unreal, accents bad and dialogue written at a grade school level. The characters have to say everything out loud because the author appears to be limited in conveying feelings or emotions through the written word - causing one reviewer to state "show, don't tell". This is the first book I've listened to by this author so maybe that is why it seems worse to me than to others. My husband tried to listen to it and just gave up.
The storyline was good; but the narrator was very monotone and I kept finding myself zoning out. I had to "go back 30 seconds or more" so many times, that after hallway thru, I stopped doing it. I just wanted to get the book over and done.
Any narrator that adds emotion and doesn't put me to sleep.
I am not sure I care for the main character and I am not sure if that is do to the author or the narrator. I am not left wanting a follow-up book or would look forward to a series.
I like other books by David Ellis, so I will read another of his - as long as it is another narrator and I listen to a long excerpt.
Someone who was desperate for an audible book
No. Character development is all over the place. You can't tell who is a good guy and who is a bad guy. I found the two main characters not very likable. I had read another of Karin Slaughter's books "Criminal" and I thought that was good and made me want to read more of the Will Trent series. He sounds like a wimpy immature guy in this book and Sarah, the main character, comes across as shallow, a totally different person than she is in Criminal. I liked the character, Lena, more than I liked Sarah and I'm not sure where the author was going with these characters.
Someone who wasn't as overdramatic and smaltzy. When she did the laugh of Sarah, she sounded like a witch cackling. I will avoid listening to books with Natalie Ross as narrator.
I felt it was written in the genre of a romance novel, very corny at times.
I'm disappointed in the second book I've read of the Will Trent series and am not sure if I will try to listen to any more. A lot will depend on who the narrator is.
Stronger main characters; less soul-searching self-analysis of the characters. The first half of part 1 was decent; the second half of part 1 began to wane. It just got worse with part 2. My husband and I were in the car traveling and it made the trip seem to last forever. It was an unbelievable storyline and has to have one of the dumbest and least capable FBI agents I've ever encountered in a book; not a likable lead character.
Not from this genre because mystery/thrillers are my favorite. However, this is my first book by Ted Dekker. Since almost all other reviews thought this was a great book from the author, I assume this is representative of his work. We won't be getting any more of his books.
Narrator was fine.
Disappointment, boredom and "seriously?"
I seldom listen any book twice since there are so many good books and so little time.
I always have like Henry Standing Bear. He has a way of putting everything in perspective with a great dry humor.
Of course in this book, Katie's marriage is forefront so the image of her at the wedding ceremony sticks in my mind. I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book yet.
The series is on TV,so no tag line comes to mind.
It's a great series, especially if you are looking for a good story and just a good listen.
I just started listening to this book and am disappointed in the narration. The narrator tries to sound like a whimsical young girl. The audio is very high pitched and I found myself trying to increase the bass just so I could understand the narrator. It is very difficult to understand what is being said. I wish I had sampled it. I normally do, but I have always been a fan of Martha Grimes and that clouded my judgement. Maybe after I get farther than five chapters, I'll change my mind.
It has been a while since I read a Patricia Cornwell novel. I really liked her books when she first appeared on the scene. Somewhere along the line her writing changed and I stopped reading her books. I thought I would give her another chance. This was the first I tried her book as an audio book and was disappointed. I didn't care for the narrator and "hearing" the characters destroyed my image who I thought they were when I first read them. My mind wandered often during the book and sometimes I backed up to see what I missed. At some point, I stopped doing that thinking it really did not make a difference. I don't plan on reading another. I find it hard to believe it rated 4 stars overall from other readers when most of the reviews were similar to mine.
I was disappointed listening to this book and couldn't help but wonder if I would have enjoyed the book more just reading it, or if a different person had narrated it. This is my first book by the author (someone else selected it) and I wasn't sure who the main character was for quite some time. The narrator was a little too melodramatic and syrupy much of the time. I received a Kindle for Christmas so I will get a Kindle book by the author to see if reading it myself makes a difference. I'm a fan of James Lee Burke and I'm sure in some way, I compare Alafair to her father, which isn't fair and I'm willing to give her another chance.
I like the Nevada Barr series. They are easy listening and don't compare to Michael Connelly or John Sandford, but if you know this, you don't expect the same level of plot and characters. Unfortunately this book is set in the south and since I am a recent transplant to the south, unfortunately I find it fairly accurate. What really bothered me, though, was the narrator's constant swallowing and breath intakes. It sounded like her throat was very dry and she needed water. It was distracting, especially the swallowing which bordered on grossness. It was an effort to continue to listen to the book to the finish. I will certainly sample the audio of any books Rosenblat narrates before purchasing.
I found this book very difficult to listen to and follow. The narrator was mediocre and a number of her characters' voices were amateurish and irritating to me. I did a lot of backing up and repeating many sections of the book as my mind kept drifting and I lost track of what was happening. Characters are similar and I had difficulty following who was who and who did what. Many times I lost the train of thought and went back and repeated many sections, but eventually just went on to get through the book. Two other reviewers really loved this book, so it may just be me. I recommend listening to a portion carefully before selecting this book. I doubt I will choose another book by this author or narrator.
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