I've always enjoyed Elizabeth Lowell's books as I did this one ... only If I had read it. First, let me give you my opinion of the book, It was an enjoyable plot; some nice action and descriptive. However if you are looking for a mystery this is not it. There is no mystery it's all upfront of the good the bad and the ugly. The hero was well likable, sexy, dangerous and informed with his politics. As a hostage negotiator he was good at his job. As far as the heroin; well ... for a federal court appointed judge she was a bit stupid about the ways of the world. Sometimes i'd pictured her with her 'pinky finger' in her mouth while she spoke. She takes the title of "BORN YESTERDAY" attitude. I think this was a bit of a mistake on the Authors part because she made the book not believable due to this major foe-pa.
Now let me tell you about this narrator. She reminded me of my grandmother on Thanksgiving after she's knocked back a few bottles of wine and was too tired to sit up after all the turkey she ate. She was in a word: HORRID. I have never heard a narrator so bored and indifferent with an edge of annoyance while reading & acting out the parts. She spoke like she was annoyed and you could actually hear her sigh when she started a new sentence. She mumbled half the time and her words were slurred. I honestly don't know who produced this audiobook, but she/He too didn't do their job. It's a shame because this could have been a pretty decent listen. So I recommend you READ this particular book and avoid this narrator in the future. Sorry to be so blunt but I feel the author had a real disservice done to her with this production.
I quit the book after two chapters.
The narrator was fine, it was the story that shut this mess down.
Chapters one and two.
Don't waste your credit!
Better storyline. This one book was particularly stale and I"m a bit surprised. Death and taxes are indeed a part of life, but it does not make an interesting read. It's time for this series to shake things up. They need a kid, introduce a new character or something. Let Eve have a sibling a grandparent. Just add SOMETHING!
I found it boring and I had a hard time wanting to finish.
Susan Ericksen is the only reason why I finished the book.
The socialite. She had no purpose at all. She wasn't even fun to hate.
It's time to shake things up if this series is going to continue. Same couples, same characters, same bantering. Same same same. I think the only thing JD Robb can do to catch my interest is if they adopt some kids or something. A girl like Eve and a boy like Roark. Not young kids but tweens or teens to shake up the story lines. I think if the next book is like all the rest I may retire myself from the series. I felt like this was a waste of my credit.
I loved how she just really kicked ass.
When she decides to meet her family.
Without giving anything away, it was her time spent in NYC.
This was a great series. I definitely recommend it.
The narration and storyline was just a really nice fun combo. I was pleasantly surprised.
I like that she didn't just read the book, she too seemed entertained and very much into the characters and the story.
Meet Jane True!
I'm into this series. I was hoping the rest of the books get on audio.
I think this particular book just got on my nerves from the beginning. I'm sure that this book just might suit another, but this isn't my taste.
I guess less caveman more sexy vampire.
I think the narrator did what he could . He was ok.
To each their own.
I've been reading and listening to books in this genre for quite sometime. I have pretty much gone through everything and I was looking for another series to pick up. This first book of the series was very uneventful. I found the plot to be very boring and I was not excited about what the next chapter would bring at all. I forced myself to finish the book.
No, like I said this is a favorite genre of mine and I look forward to gripping onto something new.
I guess she tried, but I found the characters to be very dull, even the lead character, Kitty herself.
Probably most she be written out or written in a different buildup.
I won't be continuing with this series.
Yes probably but not this series.
When she shifts into her "other" self the writing is just silly. I don't understand why Anna can't tell the story in full sentences since she is present anyway. When she shifts she sounds like a version of Tonto but less educated like a cave man. Really disappointed with the writing on that aspect. It started to get frustrating and I got bored so I stopped listening.
Very nice job.
As stated above the way it changed from first person Anna telling the story and listening to the CATs version with basically a million descriptive adjectives of the weather. Boring.
I think this was a really good idea but the creative writing turned into blubbering chatter of adjectives.
I'm already listening to it for a second time, I think there may be a third.
It had me seriously involved within the first five minutes. I'm so impressed with how the depth of the two stories had me wanting to keep reading because I just needed to know what was going to happen next.
Ferrone needs to work on his breathing, it was slightly distracting but his overall performance was very well done ... As usual.
The best of the entire series.
I have been reading Davenport for years, never missed a release. Some have Impressed me and some not so much. This one is by far his best. I was so shocked at the end that I had to listen to it three times.
I love Linda Howard - I have read all her books (twice) and then when they become available on audio I purchase them again and usually listen twice.
I'm not sure what happened here with this book, it was good for the first two hours, the lead characters were somewhat interesting together and a bit sexy; but then it got stale really quick for the rest of the listen. I kept waiting for something to happen but what I listened to was a full on description of six wedding's the wedding planner was involved with. I listened to a description of the color pink for about 40 minutes. there was some quirky scenes in the book but it might have been translated much better with a different narrater.
The murder investigation was drawn out and there was no interesting details with any type of mystery or "WHO DONE IT" scenarios. It was obvious the entire time who the killer was, without any type of shock value.
The narrater, Clarinda Ross, was all wrong for this book. The entire listen I was so aware of her that she distracted me from the book itself. When listening to any narrater (a good narrater) you are supposed to forget that they're there, you're supposed to be taken into the story and forget; you are not supposed to be reminded with every sentence that you are being read to. Like your favorite sixth grade teacher did when she had the class sit on the floor in a circle. Every time she started a sentence, I kept saying to myself "just spit it out and get to it already".
I'm sorry i didn't enjoy this book,I was really looking forward to it. This book was left open at the end like it may become a 2 book series like she did with "Drop Dead Gorgeous" perhaps if she writes a continuation, the next one will be more entertaining.
I'm still waiting for some of my favorites to become available on audio:
"A Game Of Chance", & "Mr. Perfect", I hope to see those two real soon here on audible.com.
If I had known how depressing this book would be I would have skipped it. Live To Tell is a story about a children's psychiatric ward, family heartbreak and horror. It was very real, very raw and truly heartbreaking. Usually I like my murder mystery without child, infant and baby murders. With that said ... I had to finish till the end because I just needed to know the outcome. The three narraters were the best I have ever listened to and I look forward to listening to them in the future.
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