I love how Ms King can take me to other places and times so perfectly. It is as though she has traveled there and then herself. Add to that the mystery and fun and you have a wonderful story. Jenny Sterlin is superb as always, a real pleasure to listen to. I was sorry when it ended.
If the character is supposed to be 30, why would you cast someone clearly twice that age to read it? And, every single word is said as though they were in caps.
Also, I've read enough Janet Evonovich to know this cannot be her writing. I can't imagine her writing this badly unless she just cranked it out in a week and never went back to fix it.
I'm only worried now that when I die, someone will see this in my library
Great characters, story and narration. I usually listen to audio books on my walks but kept going into the grocery store and then home, I couldn't stop till the end.
Wow, this writer knows how to tell a story. I've always enjoyed an author who can effortlessly put me into his setting. This one does it without you realizing you're there, I feel like I've been to this place and met these people.
The story moved fast but not so fast I didn't get to relax and enjoy the tale, which I did very much.
The narrator did a good job, I thought, of making you feel like you were really listening to Roswell tell his story.
All in all a great listen.
I look forward to hearing more from this author and narrator.
The narrator is brings the story to life like none other I've heard. This is audio book at its finest.
Everything a book should be. A classic and one of my favorites.
I enjoyed it as much as any I've listened to. The writing is fast paced with the perfect balance of humor and tension. Good story, held my interest from start to finish.
The constant references to sex added nothing to the story, it came off as adolescent boy content. Everyone, but the police, thought about and talked about sex through over half the book. That kind of thing gets boring quickly and none of the characters are likable. The writing is excellent and the author knows how to put together a novel but for me, it was much too seedy, I felt like I needed to shower after every listen.
the narrator used far too exaggerated accents
Tana French was able to make The Place and all of her inhabitants rich, colorful, multidimensional, and fascinating. I could not stop listening. I was sad when it was over leaving The Place and everyone there. I like that the protagonist is not all perfect with the purest of motives. He is flawed and at times unlikable, but growing up in Faithful Place he would have to be; anything other than that would have been more than unlikely, it would have made him unbelievable.
The prose is perfect as you get the flavor of the characters. Their colloquialisms are a delight. This author really takes you there and the narration couldn't have been better.
I'm downloading the first and second ones now, I'm an official Tana French fan.
I couldn't listen past the first hour, it was too painful. Who in the world decided to give this to an American reader? Unless it is Barbara Rosenblat, then it is not Amelia Peabody Emerson
What great fun this series is turning out to be. As much as I enjoyed the first, the second is equal in enjoyment and interest. At first I was bothered by the narration of the voice of Emerson, but I'm accustomed to it now and the ability of the narrator to ease from one character to the other is uncanny. I am glad there are many more ahead for me in this series because I have grown to think of Amelia as an engaging companion.
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