This book is expertly ghost written. You can really envision this being written by Richard Castle.
If you are a fan of the TV Series, this (as are the Nikki Heat books) is a must-listen because it gives insight to the back-story of Richard Castle and enhances the character.
The story is engaging and hard to turn off. This book may have cost me more on gas because I found myself taking the long way home to listen longer (I listen to audiobooks in the car).
I wish Audible would do this with more short story series. I enjoy short audio books but it is painful buying them one at a time at a price that is higher than buying a full video production that takes many dozens of people to produce.
Ok, so I downloaded this because it was a promotion, but I rushed back, credits in hand, to get more.
Alas, the only thing bad about this story is that there are no more stories about these characters (should it be plural or singular?)
This is an original story and there are so few truly truly original story concepts. It feels like a "pilot", and I really hope there are more.
Do not miss this listen.
I bought this book because I heard rave reviews about it. The story was engaging and I even found I was listening to it at odd times because I wanted to know what happens next.
Then, all of a sudden it ended. Just smack dab in the middle of the story. No conclusion of any of the story. Just "to be continued in the next book".
Now I realize that reading one book is a $100+ or 6 credit commitment. Do not read this book unless you want to commit to all six. It felt like this book was all set-up and no substance. It is a good tale but I felt cheated.
Yes, I knew that this was book one of a series. I enjoy other series, and it's expected that there will be some character arc across the series. I also expect, however, that one individual story will come to conclusion in each book and (as you can probably tell) the lack of ending just made be upset.
I am now torn between returning this to exchange for another book (ironically probably in another series) or making a 5 credit commitment by buying the next book in the series, knowing that the next book will probably have no ending either.
I almost skipped this one because I red a few bad reviews. I am so glad I didn't!
To say why without spoilers is difficult. Let it go as this book has key character developement points that you do not want to miss.
As I write this I have yet to read the next book, but I expect that if I had skipped this installment I would be exchaiming an old military term, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" and going back to read this anyway.
Of course the style is very technical and somewhat over explanitory, but that is the style of the series.
Overall I give an overall rating higher than either the writing or performance alone because this is one book in the series that youshould not miss.
Maybe I am getting used to the highly technical nature of these books, and the first-person style in but this book has a great mystery and more twists in both plot and relationships.
Kate Harper is also a better performer for Kathy Reichs' style, and she kept the characters different and entertaining. I was disappointed to see that she is not narrating other books in this series.
The only detraction was that the characters took a little too long to catch up to the reader. It is always good to let the reader come to conclusions a moment before the main characters -- that helps the suspension of disbelief, but at times this story takes it a tiny bit too far.
Over all very entertaining. If you are a fan of the series, definitely don't skip this one.
This is one of the best Doctor Who audio book I have listened to so far. The performance is so good that I sought out other books performed by Meera Syal. This cautionary tale captures the quintesential Whovian style, eeping you just a half-step ahead of the story, yet occasionally throwing you off the trail.
The best moments would be spoilers, but the fates of certain characters are classic.
Meera's performance is outstanding, her voicing brings the characters to life.
Yes. But telling would be spoiling.
If you need your Who fix, this is the right drug.
Meera Syal does great performance, as usual. The story, however, lacks the usual twists and blind alleys of Doctor Who tales. Part of the problem is that this is short.
I chose this because of other Doctor Who she has done and her performance adds 2stars to what it could have been.
If the best laid plans can go bad, a poor plan can be a disaster.
If you can't resist a Doctor Who story, go ahead. I recommend you click on the performer link above and check out some of her other performances such as "Borrowed Time"
This is a great adventure from the Doctor-Donna era. It is an entertaining story and true to form.
The Doctor is of course the well played by David Tennant.
As with the other books read by David Tennant, The Doctor is well played, but he also does Donna very well (Oi!).
When you are at war you had better know who your enemy is.
If you are a Doctor Who fan, waiting for the next instalment, this definitely scratches the itch.
True to form.
The story feels very "Doctor Who". The pacing is right and the reader (listener) keeps just a few seconds ahead of the story, which is the way it should be for optimum suspension of disbelief.
Georgia Moffett is excellent at the voices and accents of the characters, including the David Tennant Doctor (maybe it helps that he is her husband).This is the first one by her, but it made me want to buy more.
The third act twist, and double-twist, and triple-twist were such classic Who that it really felt nostalgic.
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