I usually like John Lescroart audiobooks, but had to give up on this one because of the narrator. He completely ruined the characters and the plot. I wanted to follow the story...I really did... but all I could think about was how much the narrator was annoying me.
The book had a superficial quality about it. Kellerman's treatment of both the plot and the characters lacked substance and plausibility.
Not very well. Give this one a pass.
I'm sure the story is great, but I couldn't make it past the horrible narration. I want my money back.
Not really. Every single book in this series gasses on and on and on about all the place names the Peak District, and waxes rhapsodic about what a super special it is. We get it already. Move on. Plus the dynamic between Diane Fry and Ben Cooper never seems to change or develop. She's a bag and he's a pushover. Duly noted. The whole series is getting hackneyed.
No, for the reasons noted above. Character development is sadly lacking, and I feel like the scenery is its own (major) character.
I like his Gavin Murphin. Completely captures the character.
I used to love this series, but there is no longer anything original about it, and the characters haven't developed in any meaningful way.
I have to agree with the other reviewers who have given this book a bad rating. I kept waiting for the book to get better, but it never did. It was all I could do to stick with the story - hoping that it would improve - but all I got was a lame story that retreaded every tired cliche from Baldacci's previous Camel Club novels. Nothing original in this latest addition to the series. Don't waste your credits.
Not one of DeMille's best. The plot left nothing to the imagination, and seemed poorly put together. In addition, Scott Brick's overwrought narration of the novel detracted a great deal from the story. A laconic, vaguely whiny drawl for all of the characters - save John Corey - appears to have become Brick's trademark. The same tone is used no matter what the situation.
I agree with the other customer reviewers who have complained about the narrator's reading style. He reads almost every passage in an incredibly overwrought tone, and really detracts from what is otherwise a great story. I've listened to many other audiobooks read by Scott Brick, and this emotional style is quite unusual for him.
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