The image makes this book look like a gritty noir detective novel. It isn't.
The dialogue is flat, irritating and anti-funny. The plot is ridiculous. Doesn't even work on the level of Myth Adventures or any of the "fun" fantasy books out there.
The narration is just awful enough to constantly remind you that you wasted your money on a dumb dumb book.
It was like being seated next to your most annoying relative -- the one that won't shut up -- and being unable to escape.
Truly an awful story, badly delivered. You may look at the cool cover and the title and buy it anyway. But don't say I didn't warn you...
Vintage Bryson, loaded with laugh out loud moments and crisp writing from one of the best in the business.
Easily one of my favorite audible purchases of all time. You will NOT be disappointed.
Way too long...an ineffectual heroine...
This could have been a splendid listen. But it absolutely needed someone to come alongside the writer to tell him that we do NOT need endless descriptions of the heroine's blood turning to ice and her hair standing on end.
The hero of the novel is only slightly more interesting that watching lawn bowling...and is constantly going into shock about stupid things.
I listened to it...and the ending was good. But I thought about switching to another book several times.
The plot seemed to go round and round in the same circle. No innovative characters.
Outstanding narration...in a losing text.
I really think Sandford is getting bored with Davenport. This novel tries to tell several stories and in the end succeeds by the skin of its teeth.
The characters are still well drawn...but overall, a disappointing entry from an author who can do much better.
Not a boring second in this book.
Richly drawn characters, relentless plot, crisp dialogue.
I thought this was going to be a wonderful book. The idea of a mystery set in wine country was wonderful to me.
The book, however is a badly done romance with dull characters doing very little of interest. I listened through five painful hours praying that the totally whiny heroine would do something...ANYTHING of interest. She didn't.
I finally quit listening. This is bit of a tragedy, because the information about life on a vineyard was the only really interesting aspect of this otherwise bland bland book.
The story starts with a death and I was settling in for a good mystery. But after five mind-numbing hours of a heroine agonizing over nearly EVERYTHING...I couldn't stand it any more.
Horrible...easily the worst Audible book I have ever purchased.
Robert B Parker is a master at tight storylines, great characters and perfect dialogue.
This is standard Parker -- exactly what you expect, with a lot of sex driven stuff that makes me think maybe he's working out some issues.
The story is listenable...but like most of Parker's stuff, it's over way too soon -- which I suppose is a good thing.
If you're looking for a fun "male menopause" book, this isn't it.
If you're looking for anything with depth....this isn't it.
The hero is a self involved uninteresting chap with little about him or in him or about him to keep readers glued to the headphones.
After a while it just becomes a tedious waste of time...and there IS no shower in Guinnes, by the way.
You'll be glued to the headphones as the delightful Felix Castor has his latest adventure.
Crackling good characters, laugh out loud humor, delightful twists and tight plotting.
This was a wonderful surprise. Could not "put it down."
There's little new in this Jack Reacher novel...and much that Child has done before again and again -- usually with more interesting results.
The plot's flat and there is precious little to keep you listening. I felt it was "okay." Certainly NOT outstanding.
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