San Antonio, TX, United States | Member Since 2011
I recommend this book esp to families with preteens. It shows a young person starting road to development. His hesitation, then decisions are made logically with emotions and doubt coloring decisions.
He read the narrated the story excellently. It was easy to follow the story. He added the tension at the right spots.
I did not plan on listening at one sitting but....John Keatings voice kept me listening.
This is book 2 of series. I got it first then was motivated to get books 1 & 3 which led to me getting entire series.
Yes, I will (have) listen to this again. It is well written and touches on a sensitive subject with humor and insight.
When main character talks to werewolf as if he were abusive husband, and realizes later that she did just that.
I've listened to her performances only with Molly Harper's novels. I've enjoyed them all.
Yes, I did listen to in one sitting.
The narration put me too sleep literally. Sophie Eastlake's voice would be better off narrating romance books. The characters are weak. The plots fail to make the grade. I listened to this twice. I forced myself to stay awake the second time. My main question is 'what happened to plot and character development?'
I am an avid audio book listener. I have no set pattern on future purchases. I can however guarantee that Thea Harrison will not be one of them.
Sophie Eastlake's voice was too bland and monotone for this type of work. She put me too sleep literally and I wasn't even sleepy. My mind kept wandering during this work. The first story ended with me forcing myself to stay away. My response was thank goodness its over. The second story reading was worse then the first.
I don't have any of Thea Harrison's novels. My habit is to listen again to an unfamiliar author's work before further purchases. That policy keeps me from making repeat mistakes. This work will definitely keep me more purchases of her works. I am hesitant about getting further works by Sophie Easlake.
I read Gulliver's Travels a very long time ago. That memory prompted me to make this purchase. The narration was excellent. I found that my memory of the story had been distorted not only by time but by viewing the many versions of it. It was great to rediscover the original. I had great fun with it.
I enjoyed this audiobook. It was fun to finally find out what Frank is. The foundation is set to explain who Frank becomes in future novels. I have two complaints. (1)Monster Hunter Nemesis is a little hard to follow. There is too much jumping from one topic to another. At times it seemed like a series of short stories or novellas loosely tied together. (2) Oliver Wyman wasn't consistent in his reading. He changed how he was reading character voices. I had to repeat listen often because I'd think he was doing one character but in fact it was someone different.
Compared to the earlier novels with main character, this book would have been better off not being written. It seemed to have difficulty to staying focused. The reader tended to stay in a monotone much of the time. The main character seemed too weak to carry the story. The supporting character was definitely too weak for her part. Another character in the story didn't seem to fit the story. It was like she was there as filler.
NO, DEFINITELY NOT. I have many books with that I have enjoyed. I have many books in this genre. Most I enjoy, a few I haven't decided and even fewer where my reaction was negative.
Not her best effort. For some reason Lorelei King's narration seemed flat. Her reading wasn't as good as her reading of other Evanovich books with the main character. I have many other books with her as reader that I enjoyed a lot. Her listed as reader is often a positive factor when I am picking out audio books.
Only if the plot can be improved.
For the price even as an Audible.com member is too high for such a poor plot and story. It is unfortunate because I enjoy most of Janet Evanovich's books and Lorelei King narrations.
I will definitely try another book by reader Angela Rysk. She did an excellent job. I'm not certain if I will try another book by the author. The story wasn't clear in the world she made. A bit more time should have been spent with this aspect. This is what spoiled the book for me.
The ending was as expected.
I enjoyed all the scenes when the leading 'lady' would start baiting, teasing or other things to the other characters. These scenes held my attention and made the book enjoyable.
I have trouble seeing how this particular book could be a movie. The story doesn't lend itself well for a movie. There are subplots along with the main one.
I wish the author could have spent a little more time with the main aspect of her world. Not understanding this made the book less enjoyable for me. That is why I rated the story so low. The reader did an excellent job giving 'life' to the main character. This is the saving of this novel.
The reader did an excellent job with this story. I listened to it 3 times this week! I wasn't sure what to expect from the story & I was pleasantly surprised.
I was disappointed with this book. It didn't hold up. The main characters & story line go along at a good clip. Then suddenly comes an old stand by with a mysterious family member showing up out of the blue to help save the day. There are no hints to this person showing up. The main character's ability to sense mental energy is touted from book 1. That this mysterious person shows up, is a 'family' member with a totally simplistic view of life and goals is annoying. I got the feeling as in book 3 of this series the author is trying to fill pages, not write a novel. The ending of this book would have fit book 3 better. Do away with Book 3's ending and the remainder of book 4 or make them a series of short stories.
I listen to a variety of things, sci fi, horror, mystery, urban fantasy and so on. There is no way to predict what I will listen too next.
He characterises the main character well from book 1. I enjoyed his reading. His reading helped bring out things about the main character that I wouldn't thought about with reading alone.
The book was good until the halfway point. There it started to struggle to stay together. The last 1/3 of the book was a big disappointment. Nick Podehl's reading of the book is what kept me listening till the ending.
I enjoyed this book very much. The plot was was good. My only complaint is that this reader's voice didn't show any type of voice change for the flashbacks. I had several listen overs. I came the the conclusion twice that the download from audible.com to computer or computer to iPod got messed up. Due to the number & variety of flashbacks used to explain character's background & such I would suggest a brief music score to differentiate them.
Yes, I am listening to it again now. There are all elements that make a story good plus the introduction of new characters to the mix, showing change tho the old and so on.
She continues to give a good preformance for the main characters. Her voice reflects action going on. The author has continued with her characters development & she does it smoothly. There are vague references to the other books her voice stimulates curiosity about them without interrupting the current story. She continues to reflect character interaction smoothly.
There were parts of the story that made me very sad. Parts that led me to thinking down the wrong path as was intended. There were many parts that had me laughing. My main reaction was trying to figure out the character changes going on & where they were leading. Trying to remember the vague hints of character changes to see if they would lead any where in THIS book.
Too many times this far down a book series the characters start to become weak or change oddly in relation to the story. The supporting characters from previous books didn't take over parts of the story to fill in space. The book also didn't start to change into a series of vaguely related short stories or a novella trying to pass off as a full novel. That DIDN'T happen in this case. This book can be read alone as very excellent reading. The references to the other books are vague. There isn't a lot of time wasted on these references. Just enough time and reference to alert you to the other books & motivate one to investigate if interested. I have discovered many series that way. I enjoyed this long book so much that I started it & didn't finish it until 18 hours later. I had to pause for errands that I couldn't put off or delay. It isn't common for a book to keep up that long at my age. I also wasn't tempted to skip ahead. This episode in our main characters ended. Now I want the next book to hurry up!
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