I really enjoy the Joanna Brady series and I like J.A. Jance's writing. The narrator brings the story alive. But there seems to be a formal quality to the story and it is difficult to "feel" what the characters feel. In comparision to Jance's Ali Reynolds series this one is lacking a bit. But, it is still an excellent listen.
Yes, especially if it was re-recorded with a different narrator! The story was good, maybe running a little long, but well worth the listening . . . except for the narrator, which almost had me not finishing the book.
Curt. Even though it took him a long time to come to terms with himself and who he loved his character was real-to-life. The 2nd best minor role was his brother Ian . . . I saw that coming.
No. The narrator seemed too flat, especially in the early part of the book. I have listened to other stories he's done and the same problem occurs. There is no emotion, no heat, no joy, no sorrow . . . just nothing. I read a book with more emotion in my head than was given in this narration
Not really extreme . . . just the on-going theme of most gay love stories that of fear, sometimes self-loathing of one of the characters. I hope for a time when that type of stuff stops!
The narrator needs to get better or not be used. I look forward to the next story, but probably won't get it if it is the same narrator.
The rest of the Maximum Ride books
All of it. She brought ALL of the characters to life but she was really Max to the limit!
When Max is dealing with her feelings for Fang and her jealousy. She tells Fang that "there is no me and you." And Fang responds, "There will ALWAYS be a me and you!"
Revisiting one of my favorite characters. I really like the way Connelly has had Bosch evolve over the years.
Bosch's interactions with his daughter; his unwavering principles; his lack of fear of internal investigations.
There are two scenes that come to mined: 1) The quiet showdown with Lt. O'Toole when he talked about the pending internal investigation and the fact that he (Bosch) would be the one still standing when it was over. 2) The statement he made to the Sherriff at the last of the book when he told him he was glad he was still alive after the helicopter crash and glad that he would live the rest of his life in prison for killing all the people he did, especially, the girl he killed 20 years earlier.
A reckoning comes to all
Near the end of this book I was afraid that Connelly was making this the end of the series. I'm so glad he didn't and I look forward to the next Harry Bosch book!
About in the middle of the pack
All of the other Carolyn Sullivan books
She brings the characters and settings to life. More like watching a movie.
Didn't read the print version . . . due to the length I would have went audio anyway.
Pretty much. Clancy knows how to build a story and I like the way he writes from the viewpoint of the various people that make up the end game. Any book I read from him always keeps me on the edge waiting for the next twist.
He's awesome as always. If I'm not sure on a book but see he's narrating I usually buy it!
Both. I laughed in a sarcastic way from all of the political wrangling going on and I cried and felt bad for Jack and all the stress he was put through just because the National Security Adviser didn't like him and literally attacked his character throughout the book. I cried when the bomb when off in Denver (that scenario is all too real) and I cheered when he "got the last laugh" on the NSA and the President and thanked god he had the wherewithall to say no when needed and to go out on a limb to do what was right.
In the middle
At the end when Nikki is sitting with Rook in the hospital
Probably not. I expected it to be on the level of the Harry Bosch books . . . the characters didn't capture my attention as much.
Maybe . . . just because I didn't like it as much as I thought I would doesn't mean someone else wouldn't like it.
Yes. His performance was great as always.
No extreme reaction, just so so
Absolutely. The premise of the love story is more than two people and more than just romantic love. It is about making a family.
Edward Thomas. He started as a young college student in love/lust and became a man that understood the different forms of love and built a family on that foundation.
In sickness and in health love blossoms
Didn't read print
Once I got about halfway through it. Started building too slow
Probably but don't remember
When Christy let her guard down and admitted to herself that she loved Jay
Probably. . . Usually listen more than once
When Jin finally accepted his destiny
Yes. . . He's great.
WHEN DESTINY CALLS . . . LISTEN
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