I gave this book 5 starts not because I think it will be an everlasting classic, but rather because it is a "complete" book. It covererd all the bases I look for in a book:holds my interest, good characters and good character development, story pulls me, and when it comes to an end leaves me wanting a bit more. By the end of the book I wanted to sit down with Clay Carter and talk to him about his experience. I believed he could be an actual person. I do agree with another review that there were some unanswered questions at the end, but I feel that it left the author a huge opening for another book with Clay.
Michael Beck (the reader) is superb. I could listen to him read me the ABC's and it would sound terrific. He does character voices so convincingly that the listener does not have to be told who is speaking after the initial introductions are made because he makes each character so distinct.
Bottom line: Not classic literature, but a really good story. Worth the time spent and the book credit.
Sue Grafton has got her groove back!!
After being somewhat disappointed with "S" I was skeptical about "T". I was so pleased to be proven wrong!!
T is for Trespass satisfies on every level. We get more information about the characters we have grown to love (yes, Henry is still kickin' at 89) find out more about Kinsey's motivations, and get justice in the end. More than that though, Ms. Grafton's novels make it fun to go back to the 80's and remember what the times were like when I was a teenager.
There are a couple more gruesome scenes than usual in this book but not in a distracting way by any means.
If you have enjoyed the Kinsey Millhone series you won't be disappointed. If you have never read a Sue Grafton story you will still enjoy this as your first. You may find yourself starting the series at A and working through them one by one after you get a taste though...be forewarned ;-)
The narration was enjoyable, and by that I mean Ms. Masterson's voice did not distract from the story at all making it a very enjoyable listen.
My 3 star rating comes from the story end of the book. Some pieces seemed rather contrived to me. Like the author really had to make a stretch to keep the story on the track he wanted. I thought the "reveal" didn't work well with what she had been given as a profession. (can't give away the book....) I guess the author wanted to point to the fact that we all see what we want to see.
I did enjoy the book on many levels and would recommend spending the credit for the book if you want a mystery with a couple twists.
Okay, so I think I'm in love...Is that bad? Okay, so he's a fictional character and truth be told it would probably never work out, but a girl can have her dreams can't she. By the way, my husband thinks he's in love too. Call it a man-crush. Web London has it all. He is a man's man, and a woman's dream. The ultimate action hero. He's got brains, brawn, oozing machismo, and a sensitive vulnerable side too.
The writing in this book was very engaging. I was hooked from the first 5 minutes. I looked at the running time and thought I might prefer the Abridged version but I am really glad I chose to go the long route. You know it's a good book when 22 hours fly by and you're still wanting just a little bit more.
I sing the praises of this book but I can only give it 4 stars ( I would give it a 4.5 but I can't) because the plot gets a little contrived in parts. But, as any seasoned reader knows, sometimes you just have to roll with it a little bit.
Can't wait to meet up with Web again.
I have missed Artemis! The gang is all back in this installment of Artemis' adventures. With the added element of a girl interest for Artemis, we get to witness him growing up a bit and experience life out of his control. (Those dog-gone hormones do it everytime.)I hope there will be another "episode" in this line of novels. I enjoyed this one very much.
Good story. I liked the plot line a lot. The Messenger is a character you root for the entire time as he weaves and dodges both the good guys and the bad guys. Wonderful narration, and terrif pacing. I was left feeling very satisfied at the end.
I fell in love with Mike and the all the kids!! I laughed, I cried, it moved me ;-) The villians are interesting and the heroes are people you would love to have over for dinner. The story has a good pace and the narration is well done. ( even the second voice was good it just took a minute or two to get used to.)The balance and insight into Mike's professional and personal life is well done.
Overall, good story.
I have listened to all of the Harry Bosch books with Lou Cariou as the narrator and couldn't imagine Harry with any other voice so I out it off for a looonnngg time. I was pleasantly surprised with Mr Fernandez. He did a terrific job. The story was good with enough twists and turns to keep me tuning in. If you like Harry Bosch you will enjoy this story.
I was hooked in the first 10 minutes of this book. I liked the narration, the pace and the idea of this novel. Are there some plausibility issues....sure, but I think the overall storyline deals with them and as a reader you can immerse yourself into this story and they won't even bother you. I am a very "by the book" kind of personality and I enjoyed this audio immensely.
I am lucky enough to be married to a "Mitch" and the way he thinks and is motivated by his deep love for his wife is very moving and touched my heart.
Not a Pulitzer winner, but a fun, good read nonetheless...and truthfully, isn't that what we are really looking for anyway?
This book should be mandatory reading for anyone delving into Judeo/Christian studies. My one wish is that Audible had the unabridged version.
The research and clear explanation of the Ten Commandments is wonderful. This is not just a book on what the commandments are, but rather why they are, and how the imapct of each one reaches far and wide into everyones' lives whether they are a Christian or a Jew.
The content of this book is 5 stars...the reason I gave it a 4 star rating is because I found the Rabbi's voice to be distracting because of his lisp. Dr. Laura and the Rabbi trade off every other commandment and I found myself bracing inside when I realized Dr. Laura's segment was coming to an end.
Please do not let that change your mind about this book though. The quality of the information inside is too good to pass up.
I had looked at this book a few years ago when it first came out and promptly put it back on the shelf because it just seemed so ridiculous to me. In the interest of being able to participate intelligently in the ongoing dialouge pertaining to this book, I downloaded it. The truth, in my opinion, is that this a fun murder mystery book. The ending gets a bit silly but you can stick with it. The uproar around the "facts" that are presented in this book can easily be researched by anyone with access to the internet and a good library. Obviously this is a book of fiction, and the weaving of personal opinion, creative license and some historical facts make a good read. Unfortunately the leap from the page to the screen was not that great...too many intricacies and explanations are lost in pursuit of presenting the book in a tidy one and a half hour movie. But, this is an audio review not a movie review.
Bottom line, a good fun read, by far not a waste of time, but not a story to hang your theological hat on.
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