An absolutely delightful book. Heard it in just a few days even though it is over 15 hours. The narrator was superb and the characters were unforgettable. I couldn't wait for my next credit so that I could order the sequel, Her Daughter's Dream, which I just started.
If there was anything I felt negative about in this book it was the "tough love" that Marta showed toward her daughter, Hildie. As a mother, I did feel that this was a bit extreme and unrealistic. But this one little thing did not keep me from thoroughly enjoying this book.
I was very disappointed in this book. First half was OK. Ending was terrible.........unbelievable characters and actions. Narrator was OK for some parts but definitely not OK for others. French accent didn't bother me as much as the Philadelphia accent, which was demeaning. I'm from Philadelphia and I don't speak that way.
Several years ago I read The Accident........and really liked it. A few months ago I reread it and liked it so much that I began to read all of the author's books. I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them until I got to this one. It was slower than the others but I could live with that. But the ending was just totally beyond belief. In most of his books the final solution is at least reasonable..........this one not so!
Overall a good book..........will probably go back and read the first one in the series. A bit impausible in spots.............a General participating in a "breaking and entering" to help out a friend????
Sound effects were annoying but most of all, the female voices were beyond irritating. Each one was worse than the last one. I have heard other narrations by Orlagh Cassidy where she is using her natural voice and they are fine......obviously she has a problem with multiple characters.
I am a huge Sophie Kinsella fan..........believe I have read just about everything she has written. Definitely preferred the Shopoholic books to her stand-alones.
Wedding Night is a quick read and fun.........the narrators play a huge part in making this true.
Too many bodies......too many killers........too many absolutely unbelievable culprits. I had to struggle to get through this one. My first Karen Rose book and it will definitely be my last. Narrator did a good job.
I really expected to like this book........but I didn't. The daughter really annoyed me. Even accounting for the circumstances, she acted like no 8-year-old I've ever known! I know there are violent people in this world, but the actions of some of the characters in this book strained my imagination. The hero was transformed from a middle-of-the-road substantial citizen to a violent-beyond-belief character in the blink of an eye.
Didn't even listen to the last three or four hours. I know how it ends because I fell asleet while it was playing and heard the end...........but I just wasn't interested enough to go back and find out what happened in between.
Thoroughly enjoyed the pair-up of Joanna Brady and J.P. Beaumont. I feel that this was one of the best J A Jance books and I have read a great many of them. I did have a problem with the dual narrators, though. Some of the voices were excellent and others were like chalk on a blackboard.
I enjoyed this book except for the narration. Bill O'Reilly read this book like he was in a hurry to get through it........totally distracting!!
David Rosenfelt should stick with the Andy Carpenter stories.........which are super!! I have read every single one. However, this book was hard to follow, hard to believe.............and totally missing the Rosenfelt humor found in the Carpenter books.
I willingly gave 5 stars to Her Mother's Hope. I thought it was an excellent book and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I enjoyed Her Daughter's Dream almost as much except that they ratcheted up the religious references three or four notches and it was just too preachy.
I had no problem with the scriptural references in the earlier book.......they added to the story line. But I felt they were over the top in the second book and I only gave it four stars. Still a great read and an excellent narrator.
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