I also loved House of Sand and Fog, but read that book instead of listening to the audio version so I don't know if that made a difference. I found the story somewhat interesting and once I got into it, I wanted to see it through. I do agree with many of the other reviewers...I did not like any of the characters and although I found the story somewhat interesting, I didn't really find myself very interested in what happened to any of them. I thought the narrator was okay, but I really disliked the way he narrated for the women. He made them all sound exactly alike, whiny, and the although the dialogue may have been written well, the way he emphasized certain words and tried to convey emotion made most of the female dialogue sound fake, contrived and not believable.
I have to agree with the other reviewer. I stuck this through to the end but I don't know why. The characters were all extremely unlikeable and the narration just didn't work.
This book was absolutely incredible, and may now be my favorite audible so far. My book club read this book a couple of months ago, and although everyone loved it, I felt that I got something special from listening to it. The narrators are absolutely fabulous and bring the book and most importantly, the characters to life. Jenna Lamia won me over in her narration of the Secret Life of Bees, and her voice and timing were spot on again. The voices of the other women were fantastic and imparted a poignancy and humor that I think would have not been as recognizable had I read this book, although the writing is also superb. Do not miss the book.
This book was a fascinating listen and the narrator was quite good. Although the book is largely about his life, it adds wonderful context to his career as an FBI profiler and the origins of this science.
This book was beautifully written and the narration was mesmerizing and so perfect for this novel. If you only listen to one book this year, this should be it.
I am relatively new to the audiobook scene, but I don't need a lot of audio listens under my belt to recommend this book. The plot is fascinating and the characters so well developed. The author's narration is excellent...I was disappointed when the 21 hours were over. Every aspect of this selection was a winner.
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