The story concept for this series is great... and I have stuck with it hoping the writer would grow up and drop the juvenile sarcasm... it gets very old and takes from the flow and quality of the book. The need to sound hip and in the moment is annoying too. Just write a good book... it's in there.. I'm just getting tired of weeding it out.
I wish Audible would list a categorie for "Teen Explicit Sex" I admit I should have read the reviews closer instead of just scanning them. When I flew by one reference liking to "Shades of Grey" I should have known... this was a young adult listen.
I use the word "adult" loosely here... this book started with promise, quickly dropped into a young adult genre... which I could have enjoyed... but halfway through it became a teen drama.. a sexually active teen.
Good reader... she stayed with the drop in age and IQ.
Audible please give these books their own categorie.
I would get rid of the constant sarcasm... Is Charley likeable? The sarcasm, and lame jokes are beyond annoying. And we get it, Reyes is good looking... the redunance of bring this to light is overkill, and the overuse of the word hashtag was like counting cars on a passing train.
This could be a wonderful series. The potentional is amazing... BUT... and this is a big but! Most of the characters come to life... But Charley seems to watch life from a stage... disengaged, viewing her life as a huge joke, almost as if the life really belongs to someone else, someone she doesn't particularly care for. Then she procedes to detail Charley's life with the attitude of a bad stand up comic.
Lorelei King is the only saving grace in this listen.
Yes... write this review.
I have read the other books in this series. I guess this one was the straw.
I hate to be so hard on someone... but this narrator is horrible. The book is a light read, and amusing, a fun story. But this narrator makes everyone sound whinny, and ninety years old! I couldn't stand to listen! I bought the book and finished the story... to this day if I pick up that book and open it.... I hear that grating voice in my head!
The second book is also good, and a good narrator ... should have used her in this one.
Whine, and drawn out sentences, everyone sounded like a dying cow.
This is a good book, my favorite of the Vicki Bliss series. Barbara Rosenblat brings a lot to the story.
Yes... she is very good.
Yes... if you enjoyed being entertained these books are for you.
Alexia is a strong woman and very funny, although Lord Akeldama is over the top amusing. The addition Emily Gray gives to his vocal personality is amazing.
Meeting the Scottish realativies.
Yes... if I had the time I would have listened non stop.
Emily Gray gives a wonderful edge to the story and because of her ability to bring more to the story I would have to say the audio is best. Although I did buy the books and read each one with her voice in mind after listening.
The whole concept of the story is such fun!
No I have not.
What an adventure!
Give it a try... you won't regret it, and may love them as much as I did!
This was a great listen. I wish it were in print I would like to own the book. Good story and can't wait to hear the next one.
I have read all of Sue Grafton's books, and I will agree some are better than others. But this book is right up there with my favorite... G is for Gumshoe. I don't understand the negative reviews. I think it is great that we are finally learning more about Kinsey.
The reader has the voices ok.. but reads the book as if it is an instruction book for a toaster or directions to assemble a bookcase. That becomes annoying!
My first... and would like to continue in the series, but if I do I will buy the books, not endure the reader again.
Might as well have been reading a techinal manual.
The story line was good and developed characters.
Different reader would have made a world of difference.
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