Good story and good thriller. I'm a Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan and Ken Follett/Century trilogy person, and I'm hard to please on narration of women's voices. This was a good audiobook, and it held my attention from start to finish. I don't do a lot of short thrillers, but this was a good one. I wanted to know the book before seeing the movie. (Haven't seen the movie yet.) Admittedly, the "so and so said nothing" would probably be a little tiresome in print, but with this narrator and in a fairly short book, it was fine. The narrator did a good job making the voices distinguishable and keeping his women's voices from being annoying. The "ID" says Robert, but I'm his wife and the main user of audiobooks in the family, so this is a woman's opinion.
The author took a few different directions in this one and spun a dandy yarn. Enjoyed the listen. The right mix of romance, mystery, and comedy for light entertainment.
Every series needs its token Transylvanian connection and this one does not disappoint. Love Queenie!
This one does strain credulity a bit more than the first two but still entertaining. Not my favorite but not a disappointment. Moving on to the next one soon.
The narrator and the series continues without disappointing. I will definitely continue this series. Just the right mix of comedy, mystery, and romance. Nothing heavy--just a light listen for when I want to be entertained without having to think too much.
Thoroughly enjoyed this. I got it because I loved Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series, which I still like better overall but this was really fantastic too. The narrator is great for the part, though I actually like her even better as elderly Mrs. Pollifax. I'm listening to her in Red Pyramid now, and she's great there too as a 12 year old, so she obviously has a wide range of believable voices. (By the way, I'm a woman--the listener to almost all the audiobooks on my family's account, if that makes any difference.)
This was great! I'm a woman in my 50s and I could really resonate with this character and her dreams. A fantastic mix of spy thriller, humor, and something ineffably touching. My daughter and her husband love it as much as I do, and they are less than half my age. I'll listen to them all!
I normally don't go in for zombie stuff, but my daughter "coerced" me into watching the Walking Dead with her and now I'm hooked on it. Clearly without Joe Ledger that is what would have come to pass!! (Normally I hate spoilers, but if you're reading the review of a book obviously about zombies and the first in a detective/spook series, you pretty much have it already.) Remarkably this book even makes The Walking Dead quite believable.
I'll definitely go for the next book in the series, as I learned to like these characters pretty easily. The narration if perfect for the characters and the genre. As cool as the old Dragnet no nonsense dialogue except with emotion. It's definitely a can't-put-downer and has helped fill the gap until the onset of the next season of The Walking Dead. Enjoy!
This has given me the resolve to get a handle on my dogs' various issues and hope that I might succeed. Now we'll see if I can pull it off. This book is more about the dog/human power struggle and how to win it than anything like training tips. It's about getting the dog and people to have the right attitude which hopefully will be reflected in behavior.
I've read it. I've listened to it. And I'm ready to do it again. What a tremendous book! The historical fiction is set to the Jacobite rebellion, not a topic I've ever been interested in, actually. But no matter. This book--both stories (you'll see what I mean)--created the interest and maintained it. Kearsley creates characters you can care about in every century. This book is full of suspense down to the last sentence. Don't miss it. (I still can't decide whether I like this or Kearsley's The Rose Garden best. I've re-read both, something I rarely do. This one grabbed my attention more quickly but other than that I think it's a toss up. They are both over the top fantastic. (This review is by the female half of this account, btw)
The novel is great and the narrator made it for me. Kept me on the edge of my seat long as it is.
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