Fun and undeniably teenagerish!
Not for a long time, at least until I forget how bad this one was.
The characters were just plain unlikeable and really unbelievable. The female is basically a blank slate, undeveloped, unremarkable except that she is good looking. Apparently her looks are her only desirable quality to the male character, who is an over-bearing jerk that basically is willing to give up years of heart ache and resentment because he likes her boobs.
She really didn't have much to work with, the story was that bad. The two villain's backwoods accents were overdone and annoying.
I would advise to go back and redevelop the characters that are there. Give Rusty a personality, make Cooper worthy of redemption, tone down the Dad(he would have had some real affection for his daughter).
This is another example of where the sex scenes were more thought out than the characters and story line.
Dialog was immature and boring. Characters were flimsy and it was difficult to bond with them. Read like a really bad romance. The sex scenes were entirely too long and added nothing to the story. Sorry, but there is nothing hot about describing "jiggling breasts", while trying to make the characters seem deeper and emotional.
Probably not a Koontz for awhile. Perhaps Ashes by Bick.
Female voices were really bad, whiney undertone.
It could have been a good plot, edit out the whining emotional crap, fish cold sex scenes, get a narrator that can actually do male and female voices, and stay on plot and it would be much better.
I really dislike the new releases of old work without it clearly being indicated. Not all work is good work, its ok to toss the bad stuff to make room for good stuff. This probably should have been used as kindling or seriously re-written.
I tend to read only for school and listen to fun books. This is a fun book, but I don't think the audio format makes much of a difference.
Perhaps just a touch of Molly Harper with the humor, but not near as much snark.
I don't recall listing to Raudman before. She has more of a slow Delta drawl with almost no Texas in it, so it threw me a bit. Most Texans tend to speak a little quicker with a bit of twang. It doesn't really detract from the book, and the character isn't exactly Texan, so it works out just fine.
Not that creative!
Had a few laugh out loud moments, especially with the patio. I like that the characters remained pretty consistent, the powers they had were what they used. This can be a frustrating genre for readers when the author gives powers to a character, then doesn't allow them to use them! She stayed steady throughout.
Time well spent yes! Its like a mini-book!
Its classic Evanovich, similar to her other reads. The characters and story line seemed a bit watered down though.
Absolutely nothing jumps to mind. Good, fast read but nothing that will make me remember it and laugh later.
Listening time was very short, so sure.
Love Evanovich, but she is pricey. Watch for her books on sell, they tend to be relatively short books with a full book price.
Although it was somewhat predictable, and sometimes stretched into total disbelief, it is a good read. It has all the good stuff, a Texas Ranger, a series of murders, and a German Shepard.
About 2/3 into the book when it became apparent who the bad guys were.
Don't recall hearing her before.
Actually, it was how ALL the police treated the lone surviving victim. All the cops either treated her like a prostitute or threatened her. I don't know many police officers with the experience she gives the characters would actually ever speak to a victim or witness in that manner. It sadden me to think that people think its a common occurrence.
I prefer a heroine with a little more snark, but over-all, its a good read.
Not so much, no. It has the possibility of a good story, but author took the predictable way out by infusing so much sex that it really made the characters look weak and self-centered.
I'm not even sure what to call this genre. Fantasy porn?
Narrator was fine. Actually, her performance was better than the book itself.
If you skip past the random sex to the story itself, than it had great possibilities.
Not being much of a prude, some sex scenes are expected in this type of book. Had the characters been strongly developed, the scenes should have flowed with the book. But if a child has been kidnapped its just not likely that his parents would opt to "pass the time" waiting for the call to bang each other. If I had no idea who had my child, where he was or what could possibly be happening to him, I doubt I would think, "hey we have an hour, do me!" It just makes the male figure a weak-willed doormat, and the mother a self-involved narcissist. Disappointing way to trash such a great story line.
Chilling, thought provoking, unique
It is written as a monologe from a patient to her shrink. Very nicely done. Its easy to understand the main character's actions and thought patterns in this form. Brings out her personality, which, while damaged, is also smart and witty.
The first page had me.
Not extreme reactions, but her humor made me smile and I could feel frustration along with the characters.
I was a bit disappointed with the ending, the writing was fine, just wasn't able to appreciate how the mystery was wrapped up.
Even a slightyly more talented writer.
Just by reading the book out loud
the story line could have been great
Author seems to have collated this book with a letter to a cheap porn mag.
With such a long break between books, you would think she could have sat in a a writing class or two! Repetition, repetition, repetition....felt like she just did a copy and paste throughout the book. I don't understand how his sneaking around and hiding his relationship with Merona translates into Ailya's fault, and his excessive angst is mind numbing. Between the Mother's song and his whining, I wanted to drive myself off an overpass. Such a great story, her writing did not do it justice.
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