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 liked the sweetness of the story. I felt for Mara and her insecurities and her battle to be strong and fit in. Her courage is highlighted in the story.
I can't compare other books because I' ve always felt that wasn't fair to the author. I will say I enjoy this type of contemporary romance. I've recently purchased and enjoyed books by Katy Evans, Abbi Glines, J.Kenner, and Christina Lauren.
I think Kate Russell is great when she doesn't try so hard to animate the male voices. The first book in the series 'Mystery Man' she did a WONDERFUL job. But the rest of the series she ruins the sex appeal of the hero when she tries to create a tough guy persona, it ends up sounding pretty silly. I had to read Motorcycle man and Wild man of this series on EBook because she really ruined the narration for me. The key to a male narration of voices for a woman is to stick to what's more natural not forced. It's extremely distracting.
I enjoyed this book immensely from start to finish. With exception to the overly animated male voice.
I hope the series continues and I hope that Audible will take the suggestion of the customers when they give their feedback on Narrators. Because I'm really starting to tire of wasted credits on annoying performances to a good book.
The Narrater ruins this book. I'm going to buy it on ebook.
No. I like this genre.
Her voice is not right for this book. This book needs a younger smoother voice.
I haven't finished it, so basically annoyance.
Audible.com does not seem to fit the Narraters with their audiobooks. I have noticed this with my three purchase. I have over 500 books in my library in all genre.
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.
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