This may be my favorite 'cozy mystery' series of all times. Louis Penny has created a set of characters that live and breath and beg for multiple sequels. Her insightful observations about human nature combine with witty dialog and complex characters to create a world I never want to leave. I have read this series over and over again and the magic still hasn't worn off.
I couldn't finish this book. the protagonist is such a victim, I just wanted to shake her and yell 'snap out of it.' I usually enjoy this author, but this story line was just too much to swallow.
I couldn't get past the first 15 minutes of this book, due to the narrator's infuriating habit of completing every sentence with the uplift of a question. Every sentence? Every conversation? Every description of scenery or statement of fact? You see how annoying that can be when you are reading; try listening to it for more than a minute or two.
Sadly, I loved the first book by this author. I will probably purchase this second book in print so I can read it in peace. I tried to return this book (Audible says you can do this if you're really unhappy) but was not allowed to because I purchase credits.
Don't waste your credit on this narrator. Buy the written book instead.
The heroine was whiney and annoying, the plot was implausible (more so than usual) and this novel simply fell short of Anne Rivers Siddons usual professionalism. Very disappointed.
I have listened to hundreds of Audible books--and read many hundreds more-- but this is my all time favorite. I found myself crying for joy at the end of this truly amazing story, and have subsequently given it to my three sisters with similar response. Laura Hillenbrand tells this story with compassion and insight, offering an objective view of the factors that create and sustain a hero. What an inspiration, what a life, and what a joy to be a part of it through this Audible book!
I have read all of Maggie Sefton's 'cozy mysteries', which serve up a view of the Colorado countryside, small town life, the knitting culture and telecommuter craze. Please give us more!
I am a big fan of Doris Day movies, so I guess it should have come as no surprise that I loved this book. I was impressed with the narrator's ability to change styles faster than Jane herself, and loved the innocent recasting of 'all things Doris'. This book was a relaxing and delightful read that helped me through hours of housework and drudgery!
Christopher Moore is my new favorite author. A Dirty Job is one of the funniest books I've read in years, but it's also insightful. The author manages to inject the book with a sense of humanity along with his finely tuned sense of irony. I only wish Audible carried more of his books in their recorded collection!
I love the Stephanie Plum books; unfortunately, this wasn't nearly up to the usual standard. Oh sure, all of the old characters are here, but the plot seemed forced, the jokes fell a little flat, and who the heck is Deisel? I want Ranger and Morelli back, along with the old Stephanie sass.
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