From the synopsis this book sounded like it was going to be so good. I had just finished listening to "Into the Darkest Corner" by Elizabeth Haynes (a psychological thriller which I highly recommend) and I thought this would be a great next listen. The preview sounded good, the narrator sounded good... I started listening to the book and the first few minutes were interesting but then the author starts describing the scenery in detail. And then more scenery detail. When an author starts describing too much scenery detail like what the birds look like, which part of their tail is blue, what shade of green the grass is, what the air smells like... I'm thinking the author either doesn't have much story to tell and so they are using that as filler or they just like to write and see their own words on paper. I want them to get on with the story. Yes, of course scenery does matter but too much can be overdone and put someone in a trance. I didn't finish the book. When I woke up from the light nap it had put me in I moved on to another book.
I thought this was going to be a really good book but no. There is lots of action but not any real depth of character. It just seems to jump from one event to another. It's probably because there was lots of action that I stayed with it for 5 of the approx 9 hrs. The narrator is JUST OK but after a while she starts to sound wooden. I would say skip this one. You won't be missing anything great in my opinion.
"I Love You More" is catalogued under "mysteries/thrillers". It is not a thriller and not much of a mystery. The summary says it is "riveting". It is definitely not riveting. It was more like torture waiting for it to end. This book was all filler. The last chapter, i.e. the last 20 min could have been told in chap 2 and saved the reader 9 hrs out of their life. The rest of the book is mostly about the young girl's life at school, trying to fit in with the popular girls, trying to get a guy to like her, her passion for words and spelling, etc. There is a little detective work depicted in the novel but it is not the main focus, just a mention here and there. Mostly filler, just filler.
This book is very long but the writing and story is very good. The narrator is excellent. It takes the reader from 1934 to 1944 with two separate stories of the main characters (Marie-Laure and Werner) [pronounced with a "V"] until they meet in France for a brief time in a very dramatic way and then the story continues. Some parts of this story had me on the edge of my seat, the rest was pleasant to listen to.
This book was ok. I'm pretty picky so the fact that I listened all the way through is saying a lot. The narrator was good w/ the male voices. He did his best w/ the female voices but they were not his forte. Overall, nice excape-ism.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of character development and plot that went into this short story erotica. And it was all done w/o the "F" word. Kudos to the author. The narrator did all the voices quite well especially the male and female main characters. I don't usually re-listen to stories but I think after awhile I might give this one a re-listen. The plot and narrator were that good. Well done.
This book is just over 11.5 hrs. In my opinion it should have been edited down. It was too long. I think some writers write a bunch of extra words just because they can and thus make what could have been a really good tight story a long and windy story. Where are the editors? The narrator is good.
This book started interestingly enough but it eventually became slow and boring. The characters, especially one of them, became caricatures. I could only finish Part 1 and then I had enough. I believe I could predict what was going to happen and how it was going to end. The narrator was good. She is probably the reason I hung in there as long as I did.
This was a very well written, well narrated story. It starts slow but it is worth the wait to hang in there until things get going. I don't like to give s synopsis of the story because you can read the summary on the Audible page. I would categorize this as psychological suspense. The author takes her time in revealing intermittent surprises but she keeps the story interesting along the way for the most part. I am one who doesn't have much patience for a boring story. I have returned more than a couple of books because I could not get into them. I did not return this one. I would recommend it slow start and all.
I really enjoyed this book. It took me a little while to get into it. Just when I was going to quit it, it got interesting and I was hooked from that point on. Really hooked. I don't need to give a synopsis, you can read the summary on Audible to find out what the book is about. It is well written and well narrated. I recommend it. I tried the sequel, i.e. "The Crooked Maid", but I felt the narrator was wrong and therefore could not get into it. I like Kate Reading as a narrator ordinarily (she narrates "The Crooked Maid") but I didn't think her voice fit that novel. One of the main characters is a German woman and I just don't associate her voice with that accent. I would have preferred Suzanne Bertish who narrated "City of Women", another really good book.
This author didn't over do it by overwriting. This book was just right. Narration could not be better. This is in the category of psychological suspense, my favorite. I highly recommend.
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