I thought the writing was juvenile at best and the theme improbable in a genre where I expect some credibility. There was no style or flow to the story and I felt like the writer was back-filling things she forgot to lay out initially. I'm going back to the tried and true.
I'm not sure - the first book was great and I was so excited to hear the second but the reader of the second book absolutely ruined it for me. When I saw the reviews that the third had a reader who was even worse, I gave up the series.
Little Rachel's escape
Sam did a great job with Zeb
I hope the producers of the recorded versions realize how critical the reader is to the story. These are adult listeners. Sam Tsoutsouvas was amazing and set a precedent that none of the subsequent readers could even come close to.
The story never let me down. I enjoyed every minute of it and am looking for more by this author of the same genre. I have only a minimal experience in sailing but enjoyed the details of the boat and the sea. Highly recommended!
While there was the typical Odd Thomas suspense and action, I felt this book just did not capture my interest. I had a harder time getting involved with characters other than Odd, and had I not read all the prior books, I would not have gotten as much of a feel for Odd either. Not "bad" but certainly not the best of the series.
I keep going back to Jo Nesbo and am not disappointed. The stories are complex, dark and with just the right amount of "detail". This is my favorite of his so far, partly because I get so frustrated with Harry's additictions and self destructive behavior and he's nowhere to be found in this book. I like the intrigue and suspense - you never know what's coming next.
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