I finished this book.......but just barely! My absolutely largest complaint was the constant laughs performed by the narrator. I found them completely distracting.
The story line was OK, but character development left a lot to be desired. Character voice differentiation was poor. I frequently had to rewind to determine who was speaking.
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.
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.
A just OK book.........very long and hard to follow. There seems to be a strong tendency at present to use this flashback format and it wears thin after a while.
This is probably one of the most unusual books that I have ever listened to. Getting tired of dealing with serial killers and this one was a breath of fresh air. It's a long book and I was quite surprised at how quickly it slipped by. It's something different.........I recommend it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book..........in fact when this one came out I went back and reread the first one before starting the second..........and was glad I did. The first one was just as enjoyable the second time around.
Do not understand all of the negative reviews from people who object to being left hanging at the end. The author stated from the start that this work was a series that would be produced over a period of years so if you don't like that format then don't buy the first one!!!
The reader was excellent...........there were just a few voices that grated on me (Alistair!) but for the most part they were delightful.
Highly recommend these books to anyone who likes this genre.
A real disappointment after the Shopaholic series. Thoroughly enjoyed every one of those but had to struggle through this one. Didn't really like a single one of the characters.
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