JK Rowling has proved that she is a great writer. She has taken a complex story that interlinks the lives of several families in a small town. At casual glance, the families are predictable. However, once the story unfolds, everyone is shown to have skeletons in their closets. If you read the reviews that say this is a dark comedy, don't believe it. It is more like the dismal stories that Oprah tends to feature. If that is your cup of tea, this is the book for you. The narration is spectacular. The narrator keeps you wanting to go up the next hill in the dismal story.
Narrator drones on. Story just does not capture my interest. Ended up returning it half way through.
So excited for another Hammish MacBeth story. The basic story is good, same old, same old. However, toward the end, it seems that she just started throwing in twists and turns just to fill pages. As always, loved the narrator.
I was excited to start a new series by Charlaine Harris. However, this book just rambles. The last few chapters are the story. You could skip the entire first 3/4 of the book. I think that Charlaine has returned to quality writing, but the story is missing. The narrator does a good job, and I would not mind listening to something else she performs.
This is a great collection of stories based on the characters from Sookie Stackhouse. The assorted writers composed stories that are true to character (unlike the True Blood debacle). It helps that Johanna Parker narrates. It makes me want to read books by the authors.
It is obvious that Charlaine Harris got tired of her character and just wanted to end the series. Listening to this book was like listening to someone reading the a grocery shopping list. Even the narrator, whom I love, seemed bored reading this book. I have no problem with how she ended the series, the choices she made with the characters. I do have a problem with the lack luster way she told the story. The story rambles from left over story line to left over story line. I have all the books on Audible, Kindle, and hard back. I really wish I would have only purchased the audible book and not given the author the royalties from the other two.
This is a sweet story centered around the Queen of England and the issues that swirl around her. The story is a fanciful journey into what might be the background stories behind the real people that are the royal family and the people that serve them. Pretty predicatable, but will put a smile on your face.
MC Beaton needs to stop writing the Hamish Macbeth series if her heart isn't in it. This story feels like deja vu. She seems to have cut an pasted old story lines together in a hodge podge that does not flow. The narration is nice. The story is awful
I still want to see how she ends the series. However, if this was the first in the series I would not have listened to the rest. I still feel that Johanna Parker is the voice of Sookie, but she did not have much to work with here.
Yes, there is always hope that she was distracted by all the press jaunts, and will pay attention to the bad reviews.
Johanna Parker brings the different characters alive for me. Even when I read the books, I hear her voices.
This book just drones on. It truly is just Sookie running errands. The climax of the book was not even exciting. Charlaine Harris has told some amazing stories and created interesting characters. I will miss Sookie, but if she is going to write more dribble like this, I agree that she needs to end the series. Truly a disappointing story.
I am so disappointed. I love the Katie MacAlister books and think Barb Rosenblat is the best narrator. However, this book is NOT narrated by Rosenblat. I miss her voices.
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