I am about 1/2 through this book -- The narrator has a terrible case of dry mouth. You can hear him licking his lips and other sounds due to dry mouth. You also hear him turn the pages, turn away from the microphone and then pause as he turns the pages.
I am surprised this got through Quality Assurance at the recording studio.
I enjoyed the premise of the story -- it moved at a good pace -- though at times when I was listening - I had to rewind a bit to realize the story was in flash back. There is a lot of "thinking" narration and it goes back and forth from the past to the present. I wanted to count how many times the author told us the main character's age. That was a bit repetitive.
Like other reviews - this isn't necessarily a "thriller" -- more of a "who dun it" mystery-ish story. I will look at other selections from this author. The narrator was good.
I have heard all 4 of the Gray Men novels - the narrator is spot on! The action and suspense is very exciting.
The formula of the series is starting to be evident after 4 installments. Mix it up some so it won't be predictable in future installments. I know Mr. Greaney is the heir apparent to the Clancey series - will this be the last Gray Man?
The reviewer from "O" magazine described this as a thriller. Not. You know the premise way too much from the get go and we hear all about this story as if we are reading a diary of all the characters or watching a "Dateline" episode. A few surprises - I was glad to get to the end. I will scrutinize my "thrillers" more carefully in the future.
Check List for listening to “Sharp Objects”
1. Watch some comedies on TV or look at LOL Cats website – you need the balance.
2. Play with puppies or roll around in the yard. Release some of the angst that you will feel.
As one other reviewer stated – there weren't any characters that I rooted for. Lots of crazy women who crave attention and need to get out more.
I will continue to listen to Ms. Flynn’s novels. She is a good writer. Ann Marie did a good job on narration.
This story had a "map" and then the window was rolled down and out it went! While I love good twists and turns in my mysteries - I don't like being 180'ed during a tense portion of the story. Present, Past, present, side story, Pokemon characters. Blood, guts, drugs, lots of cursing and crazy on crazy and more.
This reminded me of a Swedish version of Pulp Fiction. Too bad there wasn't a dance scene with Travolta and Thurman.
Michael can pick locks - others find out -and it all comes together --
I enjoyed the narrator - good job.
The story is like reading someone's very detailed diary. I didn't like the jumping around from past to present -- what's up with that? Otherwise I liked it.
If Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer (24) had a cousin - the Gray Man would be it. This is a series that packs a great punch. The action starts and all hell breaks loose. I like it when he has to think on his feet and figure out what to do when something goes wrong.
I have read snippets of a possible movie - interested as to who will be cast as the lead.
I agree with several of the other reviewers - this book didn't measure up. I have enjoyed the series - the last several installments have been lackluster. I am hanging in there to wrap up the series. Hopefully, Ms. Harris will give it her all for the finale.
Oh, one line about the lines at Wal-Mart being long - that was cute. One reason I rarely go to that store.
I sometimes wonder if watching the series has spoiled me for the books. We see the actors go all out in the series and the characters in the books - not always.
I usually read/listen to a book before I see a movie -- I think I need to apply that rule to TV series. That way I can enjoy each of them on their own merits.
My 1000 sq ft home doesn't have a garage or outside storage - just two closets and a small kitchen. It doesn't take much for my place to be a bit cluttered. I can walk through the house with no huge piles. I want to know where my stuff is and go directly to it. Thus, I downloaded this book.
The female narrator reads this book in a neutral tone - and that is what I needed to help me understand just how much stuff I truly need. Nobody getting on me to clean up. I have those voices in my head and that is enough! After listening to the categories - I have come to realize that I am a moderate saver with cluttering tendencies, not a candidate for the show. Whew! Though I knew that.....
I have been going through my closets and am looking at 4 sweatshirts -- I only need two. Ditto with other multiples of clothing, etc. Old coffee cups, extra workout jackets - gone. So far, two trips to Goodwill and a third one brewing.
This book helped me understand that I will come across deals all the time at the store and just buy what I need for now. Getting your house straight and your stuff organized will take a bit of time. This book gently tells you how to attack it . What you gain in the end -- more time --because you aren't looking for something. You now know where it is. Ahh, nirvana, I will see you soon.
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