All of the Trollopes on Audible are engaging. But what a sad choice of a narrator for this one. Totally ruins the story. Too much of an effort to suffer through her reading. Sorry: no more Flo Gibson. Do listen to the sample to see if you can stand it before you buy!
First part of the story is forced. Trying too hard to create a plot. Characters quite nice though. Mystery turns out interesting. J.A. Jance: keep trying!
A ghost writer.
It starts out as soft porn. I could only assume that it continues along the same lines. Why bother...unless you're looking for this kind of stuff.
Arrogant, ponderous. What's there to like?
There's always been a certain charm to Faye Kellerman's books: family relationships, interesting mysteries, good characters. She really misses on this book. It feels as if she's run out of stories so goes for the gross to keep her readers. Result? A rather disgusting disaster. Save your credits!
Couldn't get beyond the first half hour. Fell asleep. Slow, rambling, dull. Poor start to the story by a poor reader. Oh well.....
Her books are great: excellent plots, lots of drama, fine endings. And, best of all, wonderful, believable characters. This is the first time she's done something that ruins a good book: graphic, embarrassing, unnecessary, voyeuristic sexual activity. And she chooses to describe intimate behaviors between a girl of fourteen and boy of fifteen. These teens are decent, intelligent, and talented. Why intrude on their private lives? Teen romance should be better left to the imagination.
As always, the Donna Leon stories are well-crafted with rich characters (except the annoying know-it-all Paola). Crossley's narration is the best. He reads in a lively manner, moves the story along. He's got an elegant English accent and leaves off the fake, ponderous imitation Italian. Too bad he hasn't narrated more of the Leon books.
The story was soooo unbelievable with a plot that was a total stretch. Hamish is a fairly good character but he's placed in such unbelievable situations that you just want him to go away. The reader was fine but that's not enough to compensate for this silly story.
Usually am delighted by Anne Perry's books. This one falls flat. The story is contrived, rather dull. Couldn't make it through more than half way in spite of the fine narration. Will certainly listen to more of hers but would skip this one.
Certainly not up to the standards of Anne Perry. Story line is soooo unconvincing. Can't imagine her characters doing anything they do in this irritating book. Do read Dorchester Terrace, though. She's in the groove again!
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