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.
There may be a story line somewhere within this book but I had not yet discovered it after a few chapters. Total waste of time.
Will return to familiar authors.
Wouldn't wish this on any narrator.
The entire book
I enjoyed The Cuckoo's Calling and Strike's character -but this follow up is too bizarre for me. Did not finish listening. Only a total rewrite could elevate this work to 4 or 5 stars.
Have several in my wish list. Will choose from it.
Nothing in this book would warrant the term "favorite."
Not to me.
Yes. I would restore Coop's backbone. Why authors sissy up strong female characters escapes my comprehension. Did not care for the dumbing down of Coop.
I have listened to all Fairstein's books. NYC history lessons continue to be an interwoven theme - which I enjoy. Hopefully with the next release, Coop will return as the strong confident ADA we all knew and loved - not the wimp in this episode.
Mercer, the gentle giant. His demeanor (as portrayed via Ms Rosenblat's excellent character identification) is spot on in any given situation.
Certainly from an historic view.
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.
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