I've read this book twice, hard copy and always wanted an audible version so I could listen at work. The fact that Mark Dacascos was able to pronounce the Japanese names extremely well, his voice was slightly monotone. However, for me, it was fine because I'd read the book before and hearing the action sequences rather than reading them made what was happening more clear.
Kiriyama's ruthlessness as he took out two girls at close range. Yikes! That scene in the book and the movie always makes me cringe.
His pronunciation of Japanese names.
Shinji Mimura ;)
Yes it was. While it starts off a little on the slow side, the reader soon realizes that they will be taken on a journey of the various character's internal thoughts and emotions regarding the other characters.
The hedge animals. That's all I'm going to say. Oh and Mr. Halloran was a very sympathetic character.
No, I haven't this is my first listening experience with him as a narrator.
Suspense is the best word for it. The fact that I was listening to this book during a Nor'easter here in NY did add to the ambience. The way King writes and the way Mr. Scott narrates the internal dialogue of the character, I felt I was truly inside the characters' heads.
While the book did feel slow moving, I encourage prospective listeners to hang in there because King is building a psychological/emotional foundation for the three members of the Torrance family .. .then when they move into the hotel, you start to feel it unravel.
Appearances are deceiving.
Henry was my favorite. I've seen another reviewer compare this book to Twilight and while I can see why they would say that, Henry is NO Edward. Henry has far more depth than Edward--who had the personality of a wet blanket. Carter takes a while to let us get to know Henry but once we see what's behind that guarded exterior, I liked him.
She has a pleasant voice and was able to differentiate between the characters.
I would give this book a chance. It's different from what's out there and it's an intriguing take on the Hades/Persephone myth.
He tells about where he started from and how he got to America. . how he inherited his love for dogs from his grandfather.
Getting to know him.
Hearing his story through his own lips rather than another narrator.
There were a few spots where the audio skipped or stuttered.
It was slow to get into and get interested with the characters. The second part is where it really picks up. I think what detracted me was how self-centered/self-involved both Amy and Nick were with each other.
It felt like they brought the characters to life; despite how despicable both characters were.
Not really no.
The end was a cop out on Nick's part, in my opinion. That's all I can say without spoiling it for prospective readers.
On a scale from 1-10, I'd give it a 5. I was rather disappointed in the plot and just how naive and headstrong Kitty can be. Has she not learned anything from her past experiences?
Believe or not, Rick. While he may seem laid back or lackadaisical, he's been around for quite awhile so he's had more than enough time to study human nature. I like a character that doesn't give away their true nature up front.
I don't know. I'm sure it can't be easy to bring a book to life but Ms. Gavin came off as very flippant and bored. . or at least that's how she made Kitty sound.
I may stop reading this series because of this book.
After the Lost Symbol, I was hesitant to read another one of Brown's books but I thought since there was a large gap of time between Symbol and this one, I decided that maybe I'd give it a shot.
Nope. Brown's writing falls flat for me; sad to say. I just could not get into it.
I don't know but Paul Michael was okay.
It wasn't the author that was the problem, it was the narrator. Kyrian shouldn't have a Russian accent.
I don't know, I didn't finish it.
Somewhat monotone, just off. Her Southern accent was either too strong or too weak.
Susan Ericksen's narrative brings the characters to life. I LOVE her characterization of Roarke! Let alone Eve's voice. She sounds exactly how I hear her in my head! Lots of levity in between the two mysteries!
Eve and Roarke's reluctance to be Mavis's birthing coaches. That is HILARIOUS!!
The scene in the birthing class and the end. Too dang funny!
This book made me laugh at many points, mainly thanks to Ms. Ericksen's "delivery". Pun intended!
Through my own error, I read Big Jack first. Aside from that, I thought this was okay. Susan Ericksen does a great job as narrator as she does give each character their own voice. However, I'm noticing a pattern in Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb's character designs.
Both Laine Tavish and Eve Dallas are strong, independent women who've had to overcome a rough childhood.
The "Irish" con man or thief you can't help but like if not love.
That lovable, good ol' local boy who helps the heroin.
A little too neat and tidy for me.
I can't recall any particular favorite.
Can't think of one.
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