Schwarz does an incredible job creating people and settings. The lighthouse is practically tangible, and the book is worth reading just for the setting. I tend to have a low threshold for obnoxious characters, and this book has many--so many, I was practically grinding my teeth. However, Candace Thaxton does a great job breathing life into the story, which ties together lives from the past and present.
I loved, loved, loved this book. The stories of the two sides of the same woman--one before her memory vanishes, one after she reinvents herself--are twisted together beautifully. The book is witty and the narrator does a fabulous job breathing life into both personalities. One of my top books of the year.
I gave this a try because I was looking for a new author who fit the mystery/romance genre and I like stories about covert operations. Maybe the problem is that I didn't start with the first book in the series and people who start with book one might get into it more.
I'm sure Lauren Fortgang could have done great narrating other types of audiobooks, but I think her voice was too sweet and she didn't quite have the right grasp on British accents to pull this off. Frankly, I think this book might have done better with a male narrator like Steven Pacey, or a stronger native speaker like Ellen Archer.
I think this book will appeal to readers who are drawn more to the intrigue and less to the people.
To be fair, I gave up after two hours, so I don't know how the book ends...but I just couldn't connect with the characters.
I tend to associate Linda Howard with suspenseful romance. This book had great suspense, but the romance didn't hold together.
It's a good book, but I wouldn't recommend it to my romance readers.
She does a really great job portraying a tough, confused character who finds herself in an urgent situation. Her voice is exactly right for this story.
I would listen to this whole series again, and especially this book! I can listen to Aimee Bruneau read in her melodic Southern voice for hours. The story itself is intricate and merits the extra attention of another read.
Karen White does such a great job in painting a creepy picture. The description of the Montagu house and the ghost in the turret will stick with me for a long time.
My favorite scene was right after Nola's meltdown, when Melany was trying to comfort the poor girl and Jack sat in the other room listening. It was so sweet and heartfelt.
Yes. I found myself doing extra dishes and folding extra laundry to give me an excuse to keep the earbuds in my ears!
The third book ends with a big question mark! I will be waiting anxiously for book four!
J.D. Robb's books are meant to be read out loud, and Susan Ericksen is a fabulous narrator. Her interpretation of the "In Death" series is so believable that I find I hear her voices in my head when I read the actual books! That said, Delusion in Death is a very strong entry in the series. Readers/listeners new to the series should get a feel for the characters very quickly; Long-time listeners will feel like they're settling in with old friends. The storyline is strong, and the opening to this particular story is dark.
Summerset, Roarke's father-figure and live-in butler, has always been kind of a mystery, but we get inside his head in this book as he relives some scary moments of the Urban Wars that are running parallel to the mass homicide that opens the story.
She really brings these characters to life! It's easy to forget there is only one person reading the story. Her voices are so real that I can hear them in my head even when I'm reading the paper version of the book.
Yes! It was really hard to put away.
Yes! Steven Pacey does a great job of bringing to life the world of Department Q.
The plot is smart and twisted and brought to life by quirky and complex characters.
This is my first Steven Pacey book.
Erik Davies read the first book in this series, Keeper of Lost Causes. It was an adjustment to switch to Steven Pacey, but he did the book justice. I think you really have to read the first book to truly appreciate the second one.
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