bought this on a whim because it was so short...It is good company on a long run.
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.
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.
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.
I highly recommend this audiobook. The narration was perfection...the story was plausible and often riveting. It definitely got off to a verrry slow start but because we had a long drive we decided to give it a chance. It was worth the wait. Once the plot got moving it positively hummed along. The narrator deserves some of the credit to keeping me interested. I wish Edoardo Ballerini voiced more audible selections. He can do female voices that don't sound like he's trying to hard, a variety of male voices and transition between them seamlessly. Sadly, few others can do the same. I am sure there are many audible fans who would agree.
I have been looking forward to the release of this book for ages. I downloaded it so I could enjoy a what should have been a fabulous story. Unfortunately the delivery was SO distracting in that it was so deadeningly boring...a rata tat monotone drone by a woman who should NEVER be allowed to voice another book again. I was glad that that they shifted narrators every once in awhile but the man was no better. It reminded me of the recent Star Wars movies that force the actors to speak in monotone. Perhaps it was intentional but it was so off-putting I couldn't finish it. I will go buy the book instead.
Save your money. They need a redo. This was a disgrace. (full disclosure: this is my first negative review for an audiobook. I've been disappointed before but never felt the need to warn others. This was different. Egregious)
It was nice to have a woman voice a woman's role...but this narrator had such an annoying voice. Nails on a chalkboard. And the main narrator's tone was monotone...I can't believe these people got paid for this. They made a long story even longer.
I usually like David Baldacci and Zero Day got good reviews but the character development in this was terrible...from the main character on down.
And could this get any longer?! I listen to mysteries while I run...so I am generally not critical of any audiobook so the fact that I'm so outraged by this means it's BAD. The experience was painful. I lost my place over the course of a run and skipped 20 chapters ahead..and still understood EXACTLY what was going on. I hadn't missed a thing. Glacially boring. Don't waste your time. Don't waste your credit ...or your money.
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