The last few haven't been the greatest but I remain a Stephanie Plum/Janet Evanovich fan because they still make me laugh out loud. I went into this book hoping it would be better than the last. It was. It was like the good old days! I laughed out loud multiple times and was very happy. There weren't any scenes in the funeral parlor which was kind of weird, but plenty of cars got blown up. This was probably the best one since 11 or 12. If you're a fan and you've been disappointed in the last handful, you won't be with this one. The story is funny, the writing classic Evanovich and the narration is spot on.
An excellent companion to one of my favorite movies. I enjoyed hearing the behind the scenes stuff and the fact that it was read by members of the cast only made it better. This book made me re-watch and read the movie and book. It really made me feel like a kid again.
I love this series! It's amazing that at 40 the series is still as good and as fresh as it is. This book is probably one of my top three in the series. The story is an interesting one. Most of the In Death books have a basic outline and this one strays a little, but in a good way. I liked the end. It is one of the ways that it strays from the outline and I really enjoyed listening to this one. Susan Ericksen does a wonderful job of bring Eve and Co. to life. This book did not disappoint. Seriously. Buy this book.
This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. There really isn't anything to compare it to. The book synopsis hits all the high points and tells it like it is. Every once in a while you come across a book that you think people should read and yet, no matter how hard you try to describe it in a manner so that it will sound appealing, you just can't. That's this book. It's a little slow in the way that first in a series tends to be, giving background and starting to foreshadow. It's a good book. The narration is great, but then, I am a fan of Kellgren's. She seems to be one of those narrators that you either love or hate. If you a are a fan of weird and/or a fan of Kellgren's, get this book.
I like kid and young adult books a lot. This one kept me entertained, it was very Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Ready Player One for the younger, book reading set. The ending was sort of abrupt, I was left wanting a little more. Overall, it funny and worth the time and credit. The narration was good, you could hear the differences between characters and it wasn't overdone like it tends to be in some of the kid books.
I have said it before and I'll say it again- this series reminds me so much of the Alexia Tarabotti series, especially since the last in that series was set in Egypt. This is the second in the series. I liked the first but I loved this one! The story was interesting and the characters were so well written. My only complaint is that I missed Walter and Eleanor. Rosenblat does an amazing job. She truly is Amelia Peabody.
It's so much fun when one finds a new series to enjoy. I bought this on sale because it sounded interesting and I am so glad I did. The premise is an interesting one- historians going back in time to witness and chronicle actual events. Beware however, this book doesn't focus on history. History is a secondary character, it's the historians we're supposed to care about. And I did. The book is fast paced, well written and kept me interested throughout. I've already bought the next in the series. The narration is pretty good. Ramm did a spot on Max. She nailed her wit and sense of humor and brought so much to the story. If I were to nit pick, I would say that it was difficult to hear the differences in her voice character to character, especially with the male voices. Overall though it's a great book and I highly recommend.
I really liked this one. The story is good, solid Robb. There have been books in this series that talk from the point of view of the killer and they're good, but sometimes they're too much, too dramatic. I always like the Christmas ones because of the party and the gifts- always good humor. Susan Ericksen sounded a little plugged up- cold or allergies? It was a little distracting in the beginning but nothing you can't get over in time. All in all, great book and great narrator.
This is the first Plum book in a while that wasn't better than the one before it. That's not to say that this one was bad, because it wasn't. There weren't as many quirky FTA's as there normally are. Grandma didn't play a big part in this one, the bit with Joe's grandma is awesome but too short. Randy Briggs is pretty awesome, and the chihuahua's (ahem, minions) are great as well. It's a solid addition to the series but not as fun as the last few have been. Lorelei King is her normal, amazing self.
I got this book on sale a while back and just got around to listening to it. I am not a huge fan of books set in the past but there was something about this book. . . Amelia Peabody is a lot like Gail Carriger's Alexia Tarabotti. This is not like the Tarabotti books. Not steampunk. No werewolves or vampires to be found. However, the heroines in both series are so much alike that one can't help but draw parallels. The recording is old and at one point you can hear A LOT of background noises (they eventually go away). It's not awful, but it does take away from the story a bit- not so much that I won't listen to it again, just a little disconcerting. Rosenblat is awesomely dry and British sounding. I will be getting the next in the series for sure.
I think everyone should read this book, but it's hard to put into words why. This book defies explanation and the synopsis doesn't do it justice. Rainbow Rowell is one of those writers who has the ability to write tons of emotion in as few words as possible (that's praise, not criticism). She is similar to John Green in that they both write angsty but smart YA characters. Normally when the main character whines it really turns me off, and even though Cath's musings can be construed as whining, to me she seemed more confused and socially awkward than a true whiner. She's also relate-able because no one knows how to act their first few months of freshman year. The narration is great, I really liked how the Simon Snow thread had one narrator and the Cath thread had another. I would absolutely recommend this book.
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