I found the storytelling style difficult at best to follow. Maybe if I had read this book as a printed novel it would have worked better .But as an audio presentation, listening to it in segments, it was too difficult to follow.
The style and I just didn't care about any of the characters, let alone like them. The author kept repeating the story. At one point I turned it off, I got so bored with it that I didn't care what happened.
It was a brave attempt at a different type of storytelling, it just didn't work.
How could the previous reviewer possibly state "wonderful, enjoyable, heart warming- a must!" I barely got through half of this book.
I completely agree with the previous review by Thomas. This book is so plodding, it will absolutely put you to sleep. By the half way point, I had to quit. Please do not waste your time or money on this book.
I found the first few hours of this book very interesting, but it got bogged down very fast. The author is constantly re-telling the story through various characters, by the fourth time you have heard the same plot points you to want to throw something at the car radio.
I did like the use of multiple narrators, it was the only thing that made listening to this book bearable. The biggest problem is the author clearly does not understand the concept of a story arc, instead it's a flat line from beginning to end. Please do not waste twenty hours listening to this dribble and don't even get me started on the ending.
The story was just OK for me, a real stretch in places. If you are a fan of Connelly's Harry Bosch character, I am sure you will enjoy this book. It definitely had a couple of good plot twists. But Len Cariou is just awful as Bosch. At times, actually most of the time he narrates as if the listener is a complete idiot. His attempt at female voices was so bad I actually skipped over that section so I wouldn't have to listen to it.
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