I've read the Scarpetta novels (early ones especially) and there was so much more depth in those characters -- what happened here? For anyone who has not read Scarpetta, how on earth could they find a character to like? No one to root for. The Scarpetta character reading was angry, angry, all the time. This storyline left me wondering what the heck I just read. Did I miss a chapter somewhere?
I'm very dissapointed with her last two books. Very unfortunate.
Yes. I loved the story and the characters -- and I enjoyed how he described the surroundings. It felt magical to me. I know people are dissapointed in the narration, but we have to lose our expectations and just enjoy the story. I remember being completely po'd when George started narrating because to me nobody compares to Frank..and George did not do the character voices very good in my opinion.So just love the story, because it is marvelous. And Mr. King is a brilliant story teller.I'm still waiting for another Dark Tower book...but one that picks up where the last one left off.
I have to first say that I have ALL audiobooks in this series and absolutely cherish all of them. As I have listened through 30 some books (and most twice). I never tire from the characters. Well, that is after all a large part of the series. Without loveable characters, why bother.And because I love this series so much I could never give it less than four stars, but this time maybe I should have done three. I guess because I felt there was too much of the interviews, and not enough emphasis on the story and/or side stories as I've liked in past books. It was a bit repetitive at times and there was not enough suspense.That being said, I did enjoy it very much. Also, I LOVE SUSAN. She is such an amazing talent...if she ever bailed out of doing the narration, the audio version of this series would be dead to me. No one could ever replace Susan.
Nora does her research. The investigative details and how cops work just adds to the authenticity of the stories. I find it very interesting and informative.
Susan can do no wrong. She is by far one of the best narrators and most talented vocalists. The only time I've every had an issue is around books 12 or 13 I think when her voices were off -- Peabody's voice was almost non-discernible. The only minor thing I noticed in this one is that she seems to be narrating a bit too slowly, and trying to articulate more than than is necessary.
I really enjoyed this read...loved the characters and the narrator did a brilliant job with the different voices. The author has a wonderful style with descriptive narrative.
This is classic Stephen King. I have read the majority of his novels and really loved most of them. I couldn't stop with this one -- it held my attention throughout. I don't understand the problems others had with the narrator -- in my opinion he was fabulous. I love his voice, and especially his rendition of Big Jim. He was great in my opinion and give him major kudos. The only problem I had with the book was the ending..I think it could have been more of a 'boom' if you will. Given what the towns people endured with Big Jim what he and his cohorts put them through.I like when the author wraps things up more than this, but hey, it's his story and he can do with it what he wishes. I would definitely recommend this book. It was awesome!
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