This book is not good. No way, shape or form. I thought the description sounded great. The story line and idea had true potential.The reviews given were wonderful. I thought I was walking on pretty good ground. Ugh. It started off ok. And when I say that, i mean OK in the purest form. The characters, the narrator ( which cuts me deeply because I am a huge fan of Kirsten Potter as D. D. Warren) geez, the story.. was drawn out, boring, unbelievable and an all around frustrating..'OH COME ON!'... coming out more than once. I actually thought I had bought the abridged version because there was so much that didn't come together. No matter what review you read, don't fall for it, don't buy it, like I did, because of the narrator ( I'm still trying to pull the knife out of my chest on that one..oh Kirsten.. what did you do!) and definately don't buy it because you think the description sounds interesting. It's not. I'm trying to save you here. Money as well as & 7 hrs and 2 minutes ( those 2 minutes..ugh).
Unspeakable was an excellent book. The story catches you and keeps you wondering exactly what is going on. Different than the rest. It was well worth the credit. But the thing that makes this book was Todd Haberkorns spot on performance. Everyone was so different and well acted that there was a couple of times I wondered if it was actually him. I hope to hear him again ,he was so entertaining. he kept me enthralled. Great choice for narrator. It made this book.
I did like this book BUT, the narrator was almost robotic at times, a couple of times sounding like she was reading a Dick and Jane book, so simplistic were the words/sentences. I got past it but it would creep up again in the next chapter so it never completely went away. Sometimes it did feel like you may have missed something and I didn't really find the reasoning of the killer that enthralling. There wasn't much depth there. And everything seemed a little too convienient with certain things. I felt at a point that it started to loose direction and things got a little more convienient and not told real well. I also didn't care too much for the ending. Anti climatic. Overall tho, I didn't shut it off, the story kept my interest, even with all this other stuff I didn't care for. I gave it a borderline 3.
I really liked this book. When I read the synopsis it sounded intriguing and the story was very well written and even better told. Jennifer McMahon lets you get to know the players and writes in a way that you can do that without getting bogged down. Julia Whelan does an exceptional job bringing all those characters to life with her fantastic performance, I didn't even cringe that much when she portrayed the male voices. So she made this for me. Think I might have bent the other way if someone else had read it. Its a good listen. Not a disappointment.
This is the only book I have listened to from Jennifer Hillier. I didn't listen to the first and found unless I wanted more of the back story to some of the characters I didn't need to. It stood on it's own. The book was entertaining and overall it kept my interest but it was somewhat predictable. I had figured out half way thru who was helping the killer achieve what she was trying to achieve. I found it somewhat irritating that the woman behind bars, 'Abby', was involved in several different relationships, with different sexes, who would virtually risk their jobs because of wanting to please her. So that had me at the 'oh geez' once or twice. The narrator is OK. She did her best to perform the book just found the male characters grating on my nerves but essentially I find most female narrators giving me that same reaction. Was good. I don't have any desire to listen to the first book tho. That might say something. So perhaps if you are looking to get into a series, you should start there.
This was a wonderful book. Yes, it is simple but not in the way of one reviewer said. One lines and childish. It is told by an imaginary friend of a child. An autistic child. I'm not sure how complicated you would want it to be with that premise. It's simple in the fact there are no twists and turns and complication in the plot and for me, it flowed, didn't leave me with question or whys, it was a complete simple story. Funny, smart and witty, this book had me within 20 minutes. I smiled, I laughed out loud , my heart raced and yes, I even felt a lump in my throat. I got this book because it was different from any other book I had read and I am so very glad I did. If you are looking for different, this would be it. The narrator was also very good. Reminded me a little of Kirby Heybourne, one of my favorites. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves audio.
This book was more about the lives of people and how they intertwine, the mistakes and decisions they make, consequences of all those things. I didn't find it intriguing or even find myself trying to guess the who dunnit. Was not mysterious at all. That being said, the characters were well developed and the relationships between them were established in a way that flowed. Liked the narrator, very engaging. So I give it 3 stars, but not for being a well written mystery but because the players were well written. Not for you if your wanting anything gripping.
I did not find this book thrilling or fast paced or a thrill ride. As one reviewer said, it surprises that anyone would. It was OK. Not suspensful. There wasn't a whole lot of detail that went into the back ground of the story and did not find the characters to be that interesting. There wasn't enough explaination as to the 'why's' happening in the story. I found the narrator a little boring. She sounded as if she was actually reading the book as you would to a class, not enough acting it out, gripping you into it. Just boring. The premise of the book could have been a hit, but it's lack of details and relationship between the actors was a miss for me.
I had been skimming around this one for awhile, I am a Tami Hoag fan but I also know she can be hit or miss and so i wasn't sure about it. I liked it but would not want to listen to it again. Wasn't a favorite. The title words ' Prior Bad Acts' I thought were said way to many times by the characters. I'd have to listen to it again to count how many times exactly and I don't want to do that. But you'll see what I mean if you listen too. Decently devolped until somewhere in the middle when what you liked about the book, the hard no nonsense idea of the players became sort of like melting ice cream and the end up loosing what you had grown to like them for. Another middle of the road listen for me. Holter Graham doesn't do a bad job. There are way worse narrators that have come thru my ear buds. This ones a shoulder shrug.
Good listen, not teriffic or seat gripping, but middle of the road. Won't ask for my credit back anyway. Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators but I found him a little slow and melodramatic in the reading which made me shut it off a couple of times. Its a good filler if your having trouble finding an amazing book.
This book was completely out of my genre ( have listened to a few Stephen king that i didn't mind) and I don't think this was a very good experience for me. I do not have sensitive skin and I usually don't get offended but the language mixed in with this story was to the point of disgusting me. I ound it borderline vulgar and I was starting the constant eye roll and hearing the voice in my head go..'seriously? How many times have we said that body part now? People don't really talk like that do they? ' It was just..gross. I thought it took an extremely long time to get thru this book and I have istened to some 30 hour long ones and it didn't hold my attention just made me want to get thru it. I did not find the narrator great or teriffic but nerve grating with her raspy overacting. Was not a pleasant experience for me.
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