I enjoyed this book immensely! Light and airy, and quite funny. The narrator is the same one from "Memoirs of a Geisha". She adds so much to the reading with the various voice changes.
I read this book solely because I had just finished "Third Degreee" and was left wishing I had more of the story. I thought choosing the same author was a good alternative strategy, and I was not disappointed. Good suspense, a little supernatural intrigue, a la Stephen King. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
An excellent book! The action takes place over less than 24 hours, but from the opening words, the suspense is nonstop. Excellent narration as well.
Don't be deceived by all the good reviews! This book was interminable, and I usually love a nice long audiobook. I kept waiting for something significant to happen or for something interesting to come of the endless details. Just when you thought, "Oh, I'll bet this will explain something in the Wizard of Oz", the detail would fall so flat and be so unimportant that you realized you never really cared all along. No insights into the witch's thinking were really provided. Boring, boring, boring!! Do not be tempted to get this book.
I read the reviews that talked about the annoying accents. But I have discovered that it is the DIALOGUE, not the accents that is the problem. These characters say the most stupid things, totally unbelievable. I can't stand the main character or her unbelievable love interest. It is so believable that a character goes from hateful revenge to contrition to "Let's jump into bed!" in the space of a few hours narration. I enjoyed "Match Me if You Can" so much that I went looking for another book by that author as soon as I had finished it. It is with much regret that I warn potential readers that this book is NOTHING LIKE the author's other book. It is so painful to listen to this tripe.
I thought that the narrator must be the same one who read "The Face" by Dean Koontz, but I was wrong! However, they both have this stupid flippant tone to their reading which is just wrong for the story. Neither narrator made me love the characters. And I thought the author seemed to enjoy throwing in "shocking" language every now and then to prove that his characters were really with it. Instead, it just sounded stupid. The author must have read an "Advice to New Novelists" pamphlet that recommended that you use the "f" word a minimum number of times to retain listener interest. I found it a turn-off, because it was inconsistent with what was supposed to be a sweet love story. Either write a smut novel or a love story, but spare us the attempt to combine the two!
I didn't like any of these characters. The setting is totally unbelievable. Koontz goes overboard with description. He seems to feel that he must state everything two or three times in different ways for the reader to get it. His descriptions are well beyond what is needed to give the reader a good feel for the setting. I also did not like the narrator, and if I had to listen to one more sarcastic "Ha, Ha" I would scream.
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