Read a couple of reviews that were SO off the mark, jaw dropped. Yes, this one didn't have a zany opening, like many of hers, but it was SUCH a great listen. Listened to it for the first time on a long drive to doctor's office, and swear that people on the road passing me or driving beside me thought I was insane, I was laughing so hard. Surprised, really, that someone didn't report me as a crazy person on the road. Continued while walking dog, same thing. I'm pretty certain neighbors thought I'd lost it. SO GOOD. And can't say enough about the reader. She handled Texas Southern, UK English, no accent US English, and male sexy (and there were LOTS of sexy males) so perfectly. She came as close to Jim Dale doing Harry Potters as I've ever listened to, where she didn't really need dialogue tags, because I knew instantly from the voice who was speaking. That's truly my test.
I've now listened to it about 8 times, mostly the others while I turned on friends and family to SEP books. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM went out and found the audio some other way, as my evil plan was to give them a taste, and let them take it from there. My father, not even a romance fan, asked me the day after he listened to part of this, to go online and find a list of SEP in order of release, and then mark the ones that were golf and football related. He's since listened to at least three, and keeps going back for more. His health is shaky right now, and listening to SEP is a respite, and, I THINK, wonderful for his health.
Lucky enough to have a reviewer on a readers' loop whose sig line includes what she's listening to, Then later reviews it. She gave a ten out of ten for one of Karen Rose's suspense books, which is BIG for her. And when I asked, she told me she'd listened to it, and afterward took extra care in locking her doors. THAT is my kind of book. I didn't try that book, YET, because I read the recaps of them all, and this was the first. I'm now on the second, "I Can See You," and it's just as good if not better than the first. I LOVE the date/time stamps on every scene. Give such a creepy feeling of impending doom.
This is a great listen, and so is the second so far. By the time I'm done, I'm sure I'll have her entire audio list.
Excellent, excellent. And the reader MUST be great, because she's so good and her voice isn't intrusive, if that makes any sense. She has all of the accents down pat, all of the action down pat, and what makes her spectacular is she can make the villian sound SO normal and non-threatening when he has to be to lure in his victims.
New, happy fan.
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