I bought the Kindle version the day it came out. Then turned around and downloaded the audible version. I don't think I have been this excited about a book since ''The Secret History '' by Donna Tarte in the nineties. This author offers incredible insight into relationships and in family dynamics. Ms. French is a young woman and how she knows so much about life is astonishing. And yes, the plot is excellent too. Thank you Ms French.
One of the 5 best mysteries that I have ever read or listened to and I am 72 years old! The plot, the characters, and the narrator were all perfect. Obviously it is not a run of the mill mystery. you can get info on the story elsewhere. I believe it is my job to share my experience and thoughts on the quality of the book.
I am a little old lady and love Stephen Hunter and Bob Lee, but we have a problem now. Bob Lee is 66 years old: too old to do what he does best, so the story takes another path. I liked this book as a stand alone story, but it is not about our Bob Lee. Unfortunately the author has tied his books to a timeline and we have gotten to the last stages of Bob Lee's life. I would like to see the author go back and give us more adventures in years past. I did not care for the narrator. He did a decent job, but his voice does not fit my mental scenario that I created when reading all of Mr. Hunter's books through the years. I know Bob Lee is from a humble background, but he is a master, an artist in his field. He is the best. Narrator should be reading Mickey Spillane - needs to be more like Gary Cooper - smoother.
Ruth Yancy Fox represents those people in one's life who try to steer your path in the direction that they think is best. Of course, her actions, for the most part, are larger than life, but certainly ring true. I wish more of Ms. Siddons books had been recorded unabridged. Her stories set in the South are perfect. Don't understand why this has not been corrected.
Loved this book when I read it and equally love audible version. I know Ruth Rendell's detective sells more books, but I LOVE her books written under name of Barbara Vine. Psychological suspense at its best.
No fluff here! The listener gets real depth in plot, history of the times, application of method of finding out why people do what they do and interesting characters. PLUS, one of the best narrators around today, George Guidall. He is terrific! A born storyteller. He blends so well into the book that you forget he is there. He is part of the story.
Ms. French is a gift to many types of readers. She uses suspense to build intricate plots that beautifully display the human condition. This is not a book that you read and forget about. No fluff here. Something you can sink your teeth in. Thank you Ms. French for giving your readers more than their money's worth.
Love the English authors! Thanks Audible for having so many available on your site. This book has an excellent plot and the information on Dressage is fascinating. I highly recommend this book.
Harlan Coben watch out in your stand alone suspense novels! This author is right there with you. I couldn't stop listening. I continued to listen while cooking, feeding cats, etc. I have grown tired of series books. After 15 or so books using same character that is enough. I want new, fresh different and Gregg hurwitz gives you that in spades. One of favorite occupations is browsing Audible looking for treasure and I hit jackpot here.
I have read and enjoyed Faye Kellerman for years. This book is one of my favorites, but was very disappointed with the narration. Reminded me of a parent reading to a child. Not up to professional standards.
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