This is an epic tale with lots of characters and plots. If you can follow complicated stories like 'Dune' or 'The Lord of the Rings' thenyou should like this series. G.R.R Martin is a great writer as far as how he tells the story and his way with weaving the adventure.
That's what seemed to happen to this story mid way it turned into an espionage novel complete with international, political back story. It was REALLY a disappointment considering that the serial killer part started out pretty good and kind of dramatic and detailed, almost Jack the Ripper worthy. Then BOOM embassy's and briefcases.
the whole beginning was good until the writer switched sub-genres
all the political figures and spys etc
not having the second half at all would have been an improvement at least it was the same story...
The reader was terrible and the story wa borig. Hard to do with a zombie story. This book never connected with me on any level. Sorry to say it was a waste of time.
The stories are ones that I did not hear before and some shocked me, like the poison scare. Other stories you get to see from another point of view. While I don't always agree about decisions that were made, this book helps to understand a little of the dynamics of 'how' they were made, especially in times of stress.
The best auto-biographies are also read by the author. You can hear her tone of voice when she recollects these moments and that is an additional insight into her thoughts.
More story in this then strange depraved crimes. So if you are into character development then this gives you a lot of time to get to know the main characters in this story vs. listening to details of crimes or psychological assesments of them and the person commiting them.
I think this is not for fans of forensics or psychoanalytical disection.
It reads slow.
But as always J Kellerman can still tell a story...
I like to listen ot 'Meg Cabot's : Mediator' Series. If you like that series also then this story and the characters in it are a fun bit of entertainment.
The reader is the author. This takes some adjustment at first because the main character is 'Jenny', who is a teenage girl.
But Mr. Beagle has a pleasant reading voice that flitters somewhere between proper american-english and slight yiddish on occasion.
I will be waiting for a sequel or other similar stories by this author, and I don't mind if he reads them.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.