This reader is horrendous! She is so montone that as soon as I started listening I thought I had accidentally changed a setting on the narration speed. I am very interested in hearing this book so I tried not to focus on the reader but it is impossible to not be distracted by her robotic way of reading. I wouldn't think it was possible to narrate a true story about the brutual killing of a toddler but somehow this unfeeling woman reads it with as much passion as I would read my grocery list. I can't believe someone hired her for this job!!
I agree with many of the other reviews... it drags and repeats the same thing over and over. I am a big DS fan and am used to her repetitive way of writing but this has me wanting to scream "I GET IT!" I like to multitask when listening so I don't mind her usually repetitive style but this story is especially slow and excessively redundant, even for Steel. I agree with the reviewer who said this would be an hour long recording if you removed all the redundancy. I am more than halfway through and barely anything has happened. Don't waste your time or money on this one.
The reader does a fine job but I found the story to be slow paced and rather depressing. The characters are hard to relate to and the heroine is rather unlikeable. I wouldn't want to spend any time with her in real life. The detail of the theater gets more and more boring as the story drones on. I literally found myself falling asleep during large chunks of the book and really didn't care much. It is ok but nothing great and I was relieved when it was over.
The details of the legal case were interesting and I appreciated the author's insight into the jury and why they might have decided the way they did. I was very sympathetic to the author.
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