This book is very predictable and there is not too much suspense...not up to the normal Pendergast standards in my opinion....
I can't help but think this would have been much better with different readers. I liked the fact that there were both male and female readers but their accents were so thick that it was a real effort to understand the words. I think this took away from my enjoyment. The story was in turn engaging and emotional then tedious and plodding. One minute I was totally engaged with a lump in my throat on the verge of tears and the next minute I was zoning out trying to figure out why there was so much mundane detail. All in all, not nearly as good as the author's other book..
At first I was a little bit nervous about the subject of this book, but those fears immediately disappeared once I got into the book. The reader is outstanding. You experience virtually every emotion during this book and it will stay with you long after you listen to the last word....
A couple of the recent books were a little slow with too much day to day life detail, but this one was full of lots of sub-plots and character development. A lot happens in the story. Of course, there is lots of Calire/Jamey story line but also a lot of exciting things happen with other people as well. The plot twists were excellent. As with every one of the Outlander books, I felt empty when it was over and wanted to be back in their world again. There is every emotion in this book and the ending leaves you with a tightness in your throat if not in tears. As usual, Davina Porter is outstanding, I am going to savor the last two Outlander books!!!!
I have not read the print version but I can't imagine it could be a better experience than listening to this audiobook.
I can't say the most memorable moment because it will give away the story to anone who has not read it to the end.
The reader had extremely expressive tone when the story called for it. Some of his accents were a little comical (I heard Burt Lancaster and maybe Bill Clinton) in some of the secondary characters, but it in no way took away from the story. In fact, I got a chuckle out of it.
There were many very moving moments in the story. I got choked up several times and even teared up once or twice. The ending is particularly moving, especially if you are at all romantic.
I have to say that I experienced every emotion while listening to this book. It was extremely well written and grabbed me in from the very beginning and held my interest throughout the entire story. It was never boring as many long books are, and in fact, I hated when it ended. I have read lots of Stephen King and enjoyed him through the years but this is far and away the best think I have ever read by him. Absolutely five stars. I will recommend it to anyone who loves a good book!!
While I enjoyed the story and the message regarding the unique quality of friendship between women, I absolutely HATED the reader. Her interpretation of the words was in a sing-songy and fake emotional voice...I found it very distracting and totally ruined the impact of the story line. The sections about the foot binding are very interesting and give the listener a good insight into this practice and how truly painful it must have been. I may read or listen to other books by this author but NEVER by this narrator.
I thought this was a great caper even though it was written years ago and I have listened to more recently written Harry Bosch books. Its pretty funny to have Bosch using a pager and pay phones!! Great twisting plot line....good read (listen)
even though the identity of the perps is left to the end, the love interest angle is so obvious... its ok, but not as good as some crime stories
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