For a long time anything that SEP wrote I bought immediately and loved and re-read often. This one is part of what is becoming just so-so books from a formerly great writer. The last three-four books have been disappointing and this one continues the trend. There were characters that seemed re-cycled from older books, seemingly token PC inclusions - a multi-racial child, gay relationship, veterans with PST - really?? These are important issues, but here seemed to be just included as a way of checking off a list. The e-book was far shorter than some of her other ones, but seemed to drag, to the point I actually fast forwarded twice.
I will not be re-listening to this book and cannot recommend it.
The narrator was very good, and a lot of the story was good. The dialogue was very well written, the story line was a good one even though it was a little drawn out, but the "hero" of the story was super annoying. Basically he whined throughout the whole book about his disability - he seemed to have a pity party in just about every chapter. I fast forwarded toward the end just to get through with the book.
The story is OK, not very deep and I would like it to be more about hacking than how inept she is around people. The narrator is fine with Lexi's dialog, but when she tries to do accents, they are so bad (especially Italian) that it is distracting from the story.
This book started off really bad - trite and boring, but the narrator was so over the top dramatic that I could not keep listening to see if things ever got any better. I tried twice and turned it off almost at once. She was loud and dramatic in just about every line she spoke. Could not imagine a whole book listening to this. I am not a fan of Ms. Robert's trilogy books but was willing to give this a try. Not happening - returning today.
This is a really light weight book. The premise sounded interesting, but it never delivered. None of the characters were ever fleshed out. I stayed until the end, but I had to forward through chapters to do it.
I liked the novel was based in Texas and was faithful to how things are there. I did not like the main character. It was very hard to feel very sorry for her since she was so sure she was wonderful and beautiful and evidently without a clue.
I felt that it was a cop out - an easy answer that left everything up in the air.
Yes - her voice seemed a mix of southern and texan, but still clear and understandable.
This story seems to really be mostly about the history of country western stars like Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. The mystery part really was small and really easily figured out. The narrators did a good job but the two stories running together about the murdered woman and her friend were rather irritating and I could not really llike either woman.
Concept was interesting and most of the story held my interest. However, it seemed to drag in spots and the ending just seemed not to fit the rest of the story. The whole book held supernatural elements that ran through the whole book until the end. There are two time periods and both were handled very well - there was no confusion as to which period you were in. Somehow though when it was over I felt that there were unanswered questions.
The book is well written.
It was just so average. Change the names and occupations and it could have been any of a number of romance books out on the market.
I guess my standards have been set by Jennifer Crusie and Susan Elizabeth Phillips - I just expect more out of a book.
Don't think so. Good narrator, but if this book is any indication of Ms. Coulter's other books, I will pass.
All of them - there was no character with any charm. The earl is a spoiled jerk and Frances is a somewhat whiny victim. The almost rape scenes where she was suppose to do her wifely duties were drawn out and distasteful.
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