Most of the stories were monotonous. I found myself thinking this has got to be over soon. There was good detail so you could visualize people and places, but that is it. Most of the stories were anticlimactic or preachy.
I would not seek out any of the authors, except Jeanine Frost whom I already listen to. I also will not try any of these books with multiple authors again. I have tried them a couple times and was very disappointed. I am surprised there are others that like them.
I would think there might be a type of story he could tell but not any of these, maybe the Neon Rain type of book.
He devastated Jeanine Frosts book. Bones sounded like a come hither girl with no English accent as he should have. That story I was eager to hear what happened so I suffered through. In his defense after Tavia Gilbert no one could do better.
Bored and just wanted to know what is the end. On a couple stories I just stopped and thought maybe I can look up on the computer if anything interesting happened.
Again, the Jeanine Frost was worth listening to if you have never tried any of her books.
If this was your first try of a Jeanine Frost book, please try a book that she is the only author.
It was pretty predictable and seemed much like the first book. It was inundated with Catholic religion, suffocating.
Not the genre but, I don't think I will try another of her books.
Jennifer Ikeda, Tavia Gilbert
There is no one character that would help the book if they were cut.
I gave it two stars because I finished it.
I would try another Catherine Coulter because I have read a couple that were good. This was not. The whole thing was about using a ghost to have sex with men so the main character wouldn't have to, convoluted too. Her rescuer, prince charming tricks her into marriage and repeatedly forces her to have sex.
I will read the plot and reviews more thoroughly.
No, her voice was somewhat shrill for me and she did not differentiate between characters enough.
I am not sure, the majority were not like able and somewhat evil.The best character was a very minor character, Sinjin.
I bought two of her books at the same time. So I will try the other book, Cold Blooded.I would not seek out either one again.
The beginning was slow. The two main characters were not that comp ailing. Towards the ending she makes everyone look suspicious, trying to create suspense I guess.Main frustrations were that as soon as police believed the murderer was after the phone shrink they would have taped her office phone, house, and cell. They would have had a tail following her day and night, he was a serial killer. It would be the best way to catch him. They would have investigated the few office people completely. One had to be linked as there were only a few with access in and to a particular phone. These things made it ridiculous.
She did not differentiate between voices well at all and her male voices were poor.
A plausible story.
I am half way through Cold Blooded and it is no better. It is much the same as the first. I think she wanted to do a romance with some action or drama. The problem being if you are going to do that you have to think the story through.
I gave it the stars I did because I was able to finish it. So many I can't.
Yes, many things. First I don't care the time period, I don't believe in anytime and any class it would be accepted on repeated occurrences for a group of six or more people to berate one sister in reference to another sister's beauty over and over. I found it offensive to the story. Once the character accepts and grows to admire and want to keep the woman as his wife, I find it hard to believe for a very long time period for him to repeatedly be so cruel towards her appearance when he obviously is fond of her. Also, he repeatedly talks of her sisters beauty even after he is committed to his wife.The most effective, admirable and interesting character was Sinjin, the little sister of the offensive brute.
The ending was good. I was surprised I stuck with it after there were so many disturbing aspects to the story. I suppose the constant disturbing parts were for psychological effect or something.
It was adequate. I do think that other narrators could do it better. To qualify that statement, I am picky about narrators and feel some are good at some types of stories, accents and gender differences. I have favorites I buy books because they are masters of narration.
No. I have read and listened to various very offensive topics and material however, the degradation by family, friends and strangers of the main character was not necessary to the story. The message she is not as pretty as her sister and other pretty girls was beat into the ground.
I did finish the book. The ending was charming but......... I bought the second book before I listened to this one. So I will try it. On a separate note the main characters are developed. Some of the more complex points of the story are quickly skipped over. I did really like her book, Split Second and a couple others. Maybe mass producing effects the short comings of some of her books....
This is the longest review I have done, possibly because I hope the author will read it.
Yes, I enjoyed the listen. I like the time period of the Civil War. This story was really about family, friends, love, betrayal and honor. I usually like action and humorous banter, this was a nice surprise though.
When the little girl started to come out of her shell. It was more about small memorable moments.
There was not one outstanding scene. There was a compilation of scenes.
The characters are good. There is another book about one of the other brother's love story.
There was good character development of the two main characters, the secondary characters could have been developed more. I think that it brings the community and town etc. to life. More details on the personalities of the brothers Boyd and Duke would have contributed to making the story more in depth. More background on the secondary characters would make it feel like it was not just a love story. It had small amounts of the horrors of war, that was crucial to making the story work. It is an easy read not complex. I did enjoy it.
I wouldn't recommend it but I would not dis-way listening to it. It is a damsel in distress with a hero.
I think there are other books that are better. This is just a love story. I prefer action, banter and story to go with the love story. Jeanine Frost's Night huntress series is excellent! Diane Duvall is also a great listen. These authors have more complex plot and characters.
I would not seek her out. She wasn't bad.
Lifetime movie. People that like light plots and characters would watch it. I like more in depth characters, a bigger cast, and more complex plot.
It made the time spent on the treadmill less tiresome.
It is a predictable love story, It did have a story, unlike some love stories. It is a damsel in distress story. The characters are likable.
She is okay.
No, but I enjoyed it.
Not really, some may like it. I have an unrefined taste and a book has to capture me quickly.
This narrator did not benefit this book at all. Maybe another book. I would not seek him out and be wary of other books he narrator ed.
I am not of much help as I did not like this book.
I have listened to it twice now.
There are too many great characters and they are all fascinating. The two main characters of each book are funny, unique and all around outstanding! This book was my favorite so far with Zack and Lyzete.
The funny scenes and the one that David threatens Zack. I think the scenes with Lyzete and her brothers are hilarious. Her books always have great action, in which is essential. The most important thing next to plot is the interaction of all the characters.
The scenes with Zack experiencing things for the first time and the scenes with Zack and Seth.
I can't wait for the next one. I would really love it if the next book had all the characters in it but instead of the focus being on just two main characters, I would be excited to have 4 or 6 main character story lines. More on David, Seth, Aiden and minor relationship with Sheldon and Ethan.
It just took too long to get to the start.
Not annoying, I would listen to her in another book.
I couldn't finish it but, I am going to try this book again later.
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