I had to buy the kindle version of this book because I was interested in what Hogshead had to say. Hogshead's delivery is just too slow and boring...strange given the topic.
I would not try another book from this author. I buy audible books to listen to while I run.
So as long as the narrator and substance is not deadly boring or useless I will try to get through it. There is nothing revelatory here. Nothing new, even. I give Gonzalez credit for trying to take material you can find in any book on self help buddhism and trying to give it some zip by adding personal anecdotes. Sadly, the anecdotes of how he utilized the lessons in his own life did not ring true...at all. In fact, some of his recollections of conversations he had seemed like they had been dipped in Disney magic....a happy ending in every situation...evil, selfish people transformed by simple gestures toward understanding and friendship. It sounded like hooey to me.
nothing by dc gonzalez
I thought this woman was supposed to be an expert in vocal presence. She has NO vocal presence. SHe sounds like a breathy porn star who speaks REALLY SLOWLY. This might have been helpful in the 70's and 80's but it seemed very dated...even though the author tried to give the book a modern edge by referencing current pop culture icons.
I sped up the narration speed 2x...that got it to a normal pace.
Bridget Jones Precursor
Right off the bat the narrator introduces herself as a very distant relative of the queen. There's just enough fact to make the storyline convincing...even though you know it is fiction.
She has a lovely voice as the primary narrator...and her accents and male voices are well done. Often those transitions can be grating.
Bought this because I bought into the great reviews. I generally can suffer my way through inane plots and sometimes even less than engaging narrators. But I can't get past the first two chapters...and at this point I've tried twice. I kept thinking I missed something..maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention..then I realized that it was just a dud.
Really high childish voice.
It was repetitive
Something less scifi
I had to up the speed so it didn't put me to sleep during my runs
Clearly James Lee Burke has a big fan base. I was drawn in by all the stars.
I've now tried to get through this audiobook several times. I wish I could return it. I'm an audible member member b/c I love good stories. This is tragic. And Will Patton is
SO boring. I need to write down his name so if i see it I'll know not to download it.
Yes. Will Patton's attempt to mimic a woman's voice is a joke. Burke needs to find a better narrator. That southern accent is so annoying! I couldn't keep listening
How did Will Patton get a job as an audible narrator?
I am a huge fan of mysteries/thrillers and am not hypercritical. This book was terrible. One dimensional characters all around. I have worked around law enforcement for the past 20 years and there was nothing believable about the plot. The worst part of it was the southern twang of the narrator. The women sound like men. The men sound just like the women. This book could have benefitted from hiring more narrators…or Simon Vance. Truly a waste of time. I kept thinking it would get better because of the good reviews…but alas. I listen to books while I run..I kept switching over to Pandora because I couldn't stand listening to this dross.
the most interesting? hard to say
She was terrible.
James Patterson is lucky he can coast on his reputation. I should never would have purchased this "book." Carolyn McCormick is the WORST narrator. She speaks SO slowly. Her female voices make all the women sound like high pitched whiners.. They also all sound the same. Her male impersonation is even worse.
I might have been able to muster up a few more stars for the story line but McCormick just ruined the experience for me. Patterson should rehire a new narrator and re-voice all of his Women's murder club books.
bought this on a whim because it was so short...It is good company on a long run.
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