Carmel, IN, United States | Member Since 2015
Ellory nailed the story, text and diction of this book. The narrator (who was wonderful) had his work handed to him on a silver platter. I have not enjoyed the cadence of a book more. I only wish I spoke in such perfect english.
I liked the story, the characters and the narration. My problem was the characters were one dimensional. The characters were likable, flawed, enjoyable, but held no depth. My best way to explain this is to say I love the book and the narrator, but the Flat Stanley characters were a distraction.
It stumps me when an author or publisher chooses to change narrators after devoted listeners have followed them for many books. This narrator may be fine - it was my first listen for him, however, Bosch has a history and a voice already. I felt I did not know the characters and had a complete disconnect with the story, narrator and overall enjoyment. I hope whoever makes such blunders reads the reviews. Love Michael Connelly and will listen again when Dick Hill and Bosch return!
I was disappointed with the contribution of new material presented in this book. Much of this book is verbatim - cut and paste from the first book. I expect much more from RNP. Having said that, this does bring an end to the trilogy. As always, I love Dennis Boutsikaris as a narrator.
Have been a fan of Lisa Gardner for some time. This book offers a great story and the narration is spot on. The building of complete, flawed, sad,and successful characters and families can be tricky, but not for Gardner. Good verses evil but only partially predictable ending. Twists until the very end.
Loved the story, love the narrator and love the authors. What were they thinking when changing narrators in a series. I felt I was reading about all new characters. Not as enjoyable as I was straining to reconnect to history.
I liked the story and I am sure the narrator is fine on his own. My problem with this book is I have followed Lincoln Rhymes through many sagas with the same narrator. Changing narrators at this point in a series makes the characters seem new. My images formed from past novels did not match this one. I found it difficult to feel the connections I previously had with the characters because of the new narrator.
The characters, settings and emotions of this book are expertly built and told. I credit this audiobook as much to the author as the narrator. The characters are flawed, likable, human and so very real. The ability of Bower to cover such a vast array of characters and vernaculars is amazing. This book has jumped to one of my all time favorites ranking up there with Follett's Pillar of the Earth.
The story, characters and narrator is a synergy that really works. This is one of my favorites.
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