As indicated in a previous review, I "discovered" Louise Penny by happenstance - and have been hooked ever since. The characters are well defined, plots are always interesting but it is her masterful prose that makes her novels vibrate. I listen and re-listen to chapters, not wanting the listening experience to end.
Ralph Cosham's narration is "spot on". I can't imagine listening to any Louise Penny work without him. Dynamite combination.
Looking forward to the next book.
Story, performance, anticipation
With exception of the "bad guys" I enjoy all Longmire characters - especially Vic. Such a mouth.
I have listened to so many Guidall performances, I can't recall them all. His performances are always spot on. This one does not disappoint.
I have laughed out loud listening to all Longmire tales. Craig Johnson's dialogue is infused with humor, yet the depth of plot and depiction of the human condition is never diminished because of it.
Truly enjoy the Longmire series.
I regret listening takes so much less time than writing the next Longmire release. Awaiting that occurrence with much anticipation.
Enjoyed all the main characters. Mrs Pollifax is the mother, granny, neighbor and "spy" with whom I would like to interact. Quite a character.
Not edge of seat exactly but certainly entertaining. Significant perils to keep one listening yet none of the superhuman theatrics depicted within many current thrillers.
Purchased this book initially because Ms Rosenblat was the performer. I would probably listen to her narrate a dictionary. Each character is easily recognizable. Her pauses, inflections and vocal distinctions all contribute to an overall pleasant listening experience.
Given I listen to more books than I read, I would say so!
Delighted Tessa was resurrected following Love You More. Good character development. Hope to hear more of her and her burgeoning relationship.
Ably handled the myriad of characters. New England accent came and went but overall I think she did quite well
Can't say it moved me but I enjoyed the endings twisted justice and personal triumph. Had the same final impression listening to Love You More.
Looking forward to Lisa Gardner's next thriller.
Anyone able to deal with incestuous and "lolita-like" relationships.
Yes. Book description does not adequately address content. Thought I was purchasing a mystery thriller.
Yes. I do enjoy Ms Bresnehan's narrations. She is adept at projecting varied tone qualities for individual characters.
Way too many. It would end up a short story.
Mysteries and thrillers are my preferred listening genre. I try to avoid thin writing infused with gratuitous sex and/or extraneous filler. I blew it on this selection.
High up there in John Connolly releases.
Any character portrayed by Mr Guidall.
George Guidall- pleases my ears. Tony Ward - character identification difficult.
Something evil this way comes.
Purchased this book expecting more George Guidall - hoping for less Tony Ward. Would have been a more enjoyable listening experience had that been the case. Good plot nevertheless.
With the narration, can't think of anyone who is not a fervent Scott Brick fan.
Enjoy the Pendergast series - not the narration.
Preferred Rene Auberjonis(?) narration.Brick seems overly dramatic on this recording.
Have no comment. Didn't listen to entire book.
Pedestrian plot. Difficult to care about principal characters. Agents as well alleged aggrieved main character left me not caring a wit about their respective agendas.
No, I would not. No redeeming qualities in any character. Each "side"is equally cruel, uncaring and self serving.
Plodding narration. His pacing lulls one into mind freeze.
Please, no follow up. Unless one suffers from insomnia.Can't imagine subjecting myself to further ennui.
Yes, I do - because of Ralph Cosham. His interpretations of Louise Penny's characters are flawless. His readings have been spot on from book 1.
For this book it's Gamache, for the depth of his feeling for Jean-Guy as well as the respect and reverence shown the friars,Abbe and history of the monastery.
Yet I enjoy all the Three Pines characters. Looking forward to their return.
As previously stated, can't imagine an audio version without his narration. Mr Cosham's performances allow the listener to always identify which character is speaking or musing.
Were I to read the book, I suspect I would hear Ralph Crosham's voice.
No, I love to savor Louise Penny's books. I have all her books on my IPOD. I don't listen to them just once. Frequently replay them. They are that good.
Have not read the print version but liked the audio. Interesting glimpses into the psyches of familiar "heroes." Quick listen. Enjoyed the diversion.
Fairly decent plot read ably by Susan Ericksen. However, three chapters of unending sex - seriously????? It's as though author ran out of plot, deciding to fill pages with mindless sex. Disappointing and totally unnecessary. Won't listen to another Robards novel
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