It was a fun ride. The story kept me hooked and got me through a few work outs and house chores. I finished it too quickly, because it was hard to put down in the middle- Hurwitz does a good job of keeping the suspense amped up.
I read his most recent book, You're Next" first - it was the first of his books I've read and absolutely loved it, so I decided to give this one a try. I have to say it wasn't as good as You're Next, but it was still fun to listen to. This author is good at creating complex characters and, even if the situations seem unbelievable, the characters reactions in them are believable and that makes it easy to enter the dream of the novel.
At first his voice kind of annoyed me, but once I got used to it, it seemed right for the character. I actually appreciated that he didn't try to do women and child voices, but just changed his voice a little for the female characters.
i wouldn't say it's the kind of book that moves me. It was more the kind of book I read for some escapism.
Not as good as You're Next, but i'd certainly read more by this author when i'm looking for that certain kind of thriller.
It gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go. At times it was almost upsetting, it was so suspenseful. I often listen to books to fall asleep, but this one kept me awake. While the story line was pretty improbable, I didn't really care. What I did care about is that the characters were true and had depth. I think they were all true to themselves and their choices rang true to me. I totally didn't see the resolution coming and I liked that too. Highly recommend this book if you like the thriller genre.
Probably wouldn't recommend to a friend. I finished it, but I was annoyed by the lazy writing.
Meh. It was ok. Everything got resolved about as you'd expect.
She had a good voice for the part.
It was a good book for what it was - sort of suspense trying to be literary I think. The best part of the writing was that the author did a really good job with the unreliable narrator and I'd definitely keep that. The thing I didn't like was that it was a bit predictable. I pretty much knew how it was going to end about halfway through the book - not the specific details, but the basics of it. I'm not sure how that could be fixed, but it was a flaw in my opinion.
Predictable. I knew it was coming.
The scene when Jacob's father is talking to the girl in his school and she says something about how he must be a good father. I thought it was a moving moment and the layers and bit of irony were well done.
Kept me on the elliptical trainer a few extra minutes to get to the end of a chapter.
I rarely listen to books twice, but I wouldn't rule it out. It's hard to surpass Gaiman narrating his own work. This is the second of his I've listened to (I also loved The Graveyard Book). He integrates fantasy, a bit of horror, humor, and a good old fashioned myth and does it beautifully. There were some inside jokes that I think you have to live in or have spent a lot of time in London to really get. I've only been once and I got a couple of them, like
That's tough. I liked them all. I guess I'd have to say the Marquis, though Richard Mayhew wasn't bad. At times I found him clueless to the point of being annoying, but he came around.
Just as good. He's a great performer.
I had trouble turning it off and often drove more slowly so I could listen to more.
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