I know, we're supposed to hear all the evidence before we reach a decision . . . but I felt morally compelled to stop when I realized, after the first story, that I'd be returning the book to the Penitentiary of Refunds.
It was. . an implausible, uninteresting story made up of cartoon-like characters lacking in even rudimentary skills of deduction. The idea that an editor would select such a yarn, from the hundreds or thousands available, is bad enough. To put it first in the series of stories is astoundingly bad judgment.
Not sure what it means, but I also found it a bit peculiar that although the editor is described as being a best-selling author of legal thrillers, my search on audible found nothing under her name but this sad volume.
Maybe not great literature, but a nice twist on familiar amnesiac stories, with enjoyable characters and plenty of suspense. I didn't know what to expect, having never heard of the author, but I'm impressed with this effort and will look for more. Narration is also very well done. A good investment of a credit!
I wholeheartedly agree with all who have said this book is well-written, funny, suspenseful and engaging.
It is also one of those rare imaginative efforts that unpretentiously creates its own genre. Remember getting lost in the elaborate fantasies of childhood, when the only "proof" you needed of the world you imagined was how real it felt for you? Listening was a refreshing travel back to those times. Makes you feel damn lucky, and grateful.
In the top 20
The character development is impressive, and the legal maneuvering plausible and well-crafted. The frequent flashbacks are deftly handled, elucidating rather than distracting.
In a word, perfect.
Not really a particular moment.
Without any apparent pretension, at its best, the story the story has echoes of Crime and Punishment.
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