I enjoyed this book but think it would have been a better 'read' than a 'listen'. I did not care for the narrator and found myself tuning him out and having to go back and listen again. A suggestion to anyone thinking of buying this title, listen to a sample of the book first.....
Yes. An all around enjoyable book
When Charlie told Lola that he 'really liked' her
Lola is a tough newspaper reporter who has been to Afghanistan. The narrator's voice was gentle...I had a hard time picturing this hard boiled journalist with such a gentle voice.
The last sentences of the book brought tears to my eyes.
This book is kind of a slow mover...kind of like life in Magpie, MT.I almost gave up on it a few times but then something would happen that would draw me back in. I liked Lola's interaction with Bub, the dog, and Spot, the horse.
The characters were too perfect. Everything came too easy to them.
Anybody who could read a little faster.
The Russian female bad girl
All in all, I found myself preferring to listen to the news on the radio rather than plug in my iPod and listen to this book. I make myself listen to everyhing I pay for even if it is bad but it was not easy with this book. I read all the reviews before purchasing and thought that some of the people who reviewed it were being overly critical so I clicked 'Buy' anyway. Guess I should have paid more attention to those reviews.
this one is ranks in the top 10 of my list with the other 2 Longmires books I have listened to. I am fond of the Sheriff and his companions. and especially enjoyed them outside of their Wyoming elements.
I thought the plot was good.....I was glad to finally meet Vic's family (all of them). I think the Cheyenne Nation got a little shortchained in this this one tho'.
I especially liked the scene on the bridge when Vic shows up unannounced.
I did not like the death of the horse and almost had to pull over to the side of the road on my way to work to shed a tear especially when the Sheriff took it so hard. I laughed out lous when Henry warned Waltnot to wreck Lola.
I have mixed feelings about the scene between Walt and Vic but will reserve judement until I listen to book #4.
I don't listen to books a 2nd time
For me, this was when Kate was walking home and she felt someone following her. She waited for the stalker and then took action with only an umbrella and her skills.
I thought the narrator did a fine job with both male and female voices and I never had to really think about who was talking.
All of my listening is done during my commute...
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the descriptions of Lux and Eurpoe, the weather and the surroundings and all of the minor characters. I liked Kate's comment to "ham, ham, more damn ham'. This made Kate more real to me. I felt like Kate and Dex, and Jake and Ben and even Julia and Bill had become my friends by the end of the book and I did not want to tell them goodbye. I read one review that said the book was boring but I did not think so. I have recommended this book to others.
I really tried to like this book and the characters. And the narrator and the plot but it was just too difficult. I did finish listening to it becasue I had paid for it (used one credit)but it was no easy task. The narrator 'snuffled' when he read, and the charaters were shallow and predictable. Everything was so convenient I felt like I could have gone to Iraq and rescued the girl. I got tired of the characters constantly arguing and undermining each other when they should have been working together. I believe that Audible listeners should be given one 'give back' credit for truly bad books. If this were the case, The Ultimate Weapon would be my one 'give back'. I have listened to a lot of books both from Audible and on CD from my library and this is one of the worst one I have listened to yet.
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