This is another sad example of an author who should not read their own work. Her coma-inducing tone and frequent, useless pauses take away from what she is actually trying to say. I can't listen to her. The content sounded pretty interesting, and if Audible offered it with another reader, I would get it. I just cannot listen to Pinkola Estes.
I bought this book because I thoroughly enjoyed "Fool" by this same author, but the horrible, awful, emotionless reading by Bill Irwin killed it for me. Parts that should have been funny could not even warrant a chuckle because of the disservice Irwin does to this book. I will never buy anything he reads again. I will give Moore's work a second chance, never Irwin. It's a let down for the author and especially the listeners.
I was not impressed with this sequel. I thought the narration was comprised of too many of cliches and pointless information. The protagonist was more often than not a hapless, yet very lucky idiot. I began to become very indifferent to his plight. Kramer does a wonderful job with the "Wheel of Time" series, but is awful with this one. Perhaps a narrator who can do a passable British accent?? This book was not enough to leave me longing for Book III, even with the obvious cliffhangers.
Kingsolver is another example of why authors should not read their own books. I have to turn the volume down very low because her voice annoys me so much. The fact that she is more concerned with trying to sound a certain way than getting her ideas expressed are obvious. I haven't yet made it past the first hour. I may have to buy the paperback and scratch the audiobook.
I rarely replay audiobooks, let alone just a few weeks after I have finished it, but this book is so incredibly wonderful, suspenseful, and well-read that I am now on my third listen. It's that great! I hope and pray that there is a sequel in the making. I can not recommend this book enough. Get it for yourself or give it as a gift, either way, it will bring you much pleasure.
This book was hyped as another "Cree Black Thriller," yet in reality, all it turned out to be was a story, and a bad one at that, with Cree Black in it. The first two books in the series had a spooky, supernatural element to them. This book does not. The book takes places in two time periods, so the story is seen from the viewpoint of two different women. There is also NO supernatural element. The story took forever to get to anything interesting, and even the more interesting parts bored me senseless. I wish I could get my credit back. This book resembles nothing of the first two in the series. It's like Cree went on vacation and took us along for the ride. Who cares!!!
This is not a horror story, but it is very dark. This story takes place in two different time periods, and for me, the story that takes place in the past was much more interesting than the one taking place in the future. I found myself wanting to fast foward through the book and listen only to half the story. It seems as though the past story was the real one, and the present story was forced into its mold.
There are many race discussions in the book, and although the author tries to explore all sides, it still left me a bit cold.
I will say again that this is a very dark story, so sensitive souls may want to rethink it.
I chose this book because of its length, and it kept me throughly engrossed through most of it. I had hoped that the final showdown between "good" and "evil" would be more thrilling, but it ended with little more than a whimper; then it became a Dallas episode (when Pam saw Bobby in the shower).
The beginning and middle were outstanding and the narrator fantastic, but in the end, perhaps more time should have been given to the finale than to the many background stories.
Nevertheless, it was worth the listen.
I really enjoyed all the books of the series. Book III left me a little wanting. I too wished that he had developed the relationships a bit more. Perhaps he didn't so that we would be left wondering about another book???
Though not the "traditional" detective story, I loved this novel. The characters, setting, and plots are rich and engrossing. The narrator is skilled in every accent she performs.
I highly recommend downloading this onto your mp3 player, and letting it take you away during the mundane work hours. You will be all the better for it.
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