I drive two hours a day and I get books to listen to while on the way to/from work. This one had me yelling at it almost from page 1. The narration has half the characters sounding like cartoon mobsters and the other half sounding like Count Dracula meets Natasha from Bullwinkle. I kept hoping one would say "moose and squirrel", which would at least have given me a laugh. Also, the characters are supposedly halfway intelligent and resourceful, but they prove, over and over and over again, that they are not. And, granted the book is male adventure fantasy, but do the women have to be so irrational for an idiot man who may or may not be good looking depending on if you like David Beckham? Clumsy storytelling and an unbelievable plot further aided by clumsy narration. Avoid. It's not a good thing when you are only listening in hopes that all of the main characters are killed.
I'm not sure who would enjoy this book. Maybe someone looking for steamy sex scenes that didn't care about character development and likes insecure little girls?
Kate did an excellent job with the narration. It was easily the highlight of the listening experience.
Outdated pop culture references instead of plot development do not a good book make. The book is already dated. The character acts like she's an adolescent, but many of the pop culture references are much older and she's supposed to be 26. Stereotypical imaginings of lesbian couples are rather cliche too. Just, ugh.
I would probably not listen to it again, but just because I never listen to a book twice. I might read it twice, but not listen twice.
I liked the characters and the plot twists. I liked that the book actually surprised me a couple of times.
Sean Barrett was excellent. Loved his voice, made the book even better. I'm not sure it would have been as entertaining if I had only read it and not had it read to me. I'm not sure I've had a better narration so far.
Yes, but I rationed it out driving to and from work.
Very enjoyable listen and story. I highly recommend it.
Dick Hill, yes. He's an excellent narrator. Andrew Peterson, no. The book just wasn't for me.
Added some plausiblility.
His voice is very expressive. Even when the plot of the book was annoying me, Mr. Hill was a good listen.
I got this book because I enjoy the Jack Reacher series. Nathan McBride is no Jack Reacher. The entire "I don't like to do that, but I do it because I must" motiff used to justify just about any action really gets old quickly. Sorry folks, sometimes the ends really don't justify the means--even as a plot device.
The story was completely unbelievable. The dialogue was bad. Peoples' heads kept exploding. Jennifer Van Dyck's performance was pretty good, though all the accents sounded quite a bit alike and the Italian accent seemed a bit overblown and cartoonish.
No, just this author.
I have not. I would not avoid her as a narrator. My main problem was the story, which was just too silly. Really, a brilliant lawyer can't figure out how to talk to police? And hospitals and police aren't afraid she'll sue? That's just insane.
It ended and was fairly short.
If you don't like cruelty to animals, that's another reason not to listen. I think most of us can get that a person is evil from an attempted murder; we probably don't need the villain to abuse a dog on top of that...
The story isn't horrible, but the narrator drags it down. Narrator cannot read properly, can't pronounce many words, does not differentiate between characters or even chapters. Can't read a complete sentence. And doesn't speak clearly. I'm glad the book was only four hours. I would have had to punt if it had been longer.
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