Akins did an excellent job capturing Parker's Spenser. Seemed to try a little too hard with the wisecracks but that wouldn't keep me from reading another. Or should I say listening to another. Joe Mantegna IS Spenser.
G. M. Ford's PI Leo Waterman is one of a kind. He's smart, stubborn, intuitive, and saunters through life to his own unique rhythm. His cohorts, also unique in the annals of sleuthdom, are charming and entertaining. As this is book 7, I would highly recommend reading the earlier books first if possible.
I can't fault Patrick Lawlor for his skill at narration. However, his voice is so wrong for Leo.
I read the whole gosh-aweful thing. Kept hoping that just one more chapter might redeem at least one of the protagonists. Not. Shallow remained shallow.
Not even Scott Brick could entice me to waste time on another work by this author.
I'm an avid reader. I'm definitely old enough to be your mother. And this is the very first Harlequin I've read -- paper, electronic, or audible. I enjoyed listening to the book and gave it high ratings because it appears to meet all expectations for the genre.
Thanks to Audible for offering Love in the Afternoon as a Valentine's Day freebie. Gave me the chance to experience something far afield from my usual choices.
Francis takes a half step away from his usual horse racing venue to write a complex story about making a movie of the murder? suicide? of a horse trainer's wife. It's an excellent who-dunnit (or didn't-dunnit) to the very end.
As usual, Simon Prebble (not Jones) gave an exceptional performance. AND, this book is Unabridged -- thank goodness!
Unless there's a hidden Francis mystery lurking about which I have not discovered yet, I believe I've read them all. Now I'm choosing to re-read them in audio. Enquiry & Geoffrey Howard do not dissapoint.
Yes. Both. Although Koryta dissappointed me here, I've appreciated his Lincoln Perry series. Petkoff's performance was quite good.
Hit Man by L. Block
A clear narative style that moved smoothly between various character voices.
Connolly's Bosch series offers everything I appreciate in a series: Excellent writing, interesting stories, and, above all returning characters that never grow stale as the series evolves. No cardboard cutouts here.
Have followed and read Connolly for years. I love audiobooks so decided to purchase The Narrows which somehow I missed over the years. I am thrilled by the overall production of this audio presentation from Len Cariou's performance to the jazz notes between scenes/chapters. Unlike some other books I've listened to which simply sound like someone turned on a record button while reading a book aloud, I believe everyone involved in this production worked to create a work of art. Thank you.
Davenport & Co. are reliable old friends. Sandford keeps them true to their nature while allowing them room to grow.
True to form, Sandford offers an interesting batch of miscreants.
Yes. I'm always comfortable with Ferrone's narration.
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