A real good listen
The characters are so well developed and defined. You can easily draw a vivid mental photo of them.
It was all good
No, I have a 3 hour commute every day. However when it got to the last few chapter, I found myself listening while at home.
I'm a huge Patterson fan, so I felt like I was cheating on him by listening to another author. I saw Linda Fairstein recently on the Today show and thought I would give her a listen, as she sounded like she was writing the kind of books that hold my attention. Although the book was long, I guess it was necessary to get the story told. I could do without all of the other little stories that were being told within the book. I'm hooked and am on to book # 2.
No I would not. Hopefully there will be an abridged version at some point. This book was far too long and neither the story or the undeveloped characters were able to hold my attention for any length of time. I found myself having to replay chapters to remember what was going on. The characters were so much alike at times I couldn't remember who was who. The concept of the story was ok, but when dealing with individuals in a medical environment, there needs to be more depth to the characters thus giving the reader a better opportunity to understand the characters, especially when the story is based on the interaction between these characters. Far too many doctors and nurses for me to keep track of. There were not even any deviations in the voice of the narrator to help you move between characters as quickly as the story moved at times.
This book is like many other "medical thrillers". Individuals become ill outside the hospital, they are brought to the hospital, receive adequate care, yet eventually mysteriously die.
None of them were performed to the level of becoming a favorite.
None were memorable.
It took me several attempts to finish the book, but I am unsure if I could actually describe to anyone the motive for the killings. There were so many individuals murdered and so many different theories, I do not have a clear vision as to why the murders took place. I think it was revenge for someone's mother or wife dying, but don't know how she died and why several different physicians are being held responsible for her death or how the individuals murdered were related to these physicians. Nor did I ever understand why this one new physician was trying to be murdered for her interaction with the victims. It is also extremely hard to imagine that a new doctor would arrive in a very large metropolitan hospital on July 1st and on the very first day of a new job with, her second patient, in a new city where she knows no one, she could walk into a situation where anyone could actually believe she was murdering individuals she has never set eyes on before. Harder to believe that one individual who doesn't have the appearance or intelligence of someone who could take care of himself could have the ability to perform the extremely well thought out murderous tasks. Just not believable. I won't be holding my breath for the next book in the series. Very disappointing
Entertaining, enticing, unpredictable.
This is one that I was not able to predict.
As an animal lover, her experience with the dumped dog touched my heart.
Designing Women meets Murder She Wrote.
I have been looking for another series to grab my attention. In the beginning, I will admit the extreme southern accent was hard to tolerate and I had to make myself listen. However as I got further into the book, the southern charm, traditions and nuance's made the accent fit perfectly with the character, to the point I could actually visualize the character and settings.
I loved that this book told one story. Unlike some books, it did not jump between several plots all happening at the same time, nor did it jump from present then to another period in time. It made the book an easy to listen, uncomplicated and yet extremely enjoyable as the story begins to unravel and the plot reveals the truth. I honestly did not figure out who was the criminal until the last 5 minutes of the book. I didn't feel the need to skip back 15 minutes each time I started listening to help me remember what the book was about. And with few characters, no confusion as to whom was speaking. Had this been a paperback, it would have been an all night read for me. Can't wait for the next book from this author.
Can't wait! Bring them on! Glad I found the author.
Can't give anything away, but the teenage son is the hero of the book. Since has less to loose than anyone else, he seems to be the only one willing a chance. And how daring was he? You will have to buy the book to find out.
Indeed it was. Very enjoyable.
Great find. Thanks to the author.
I really enjoyed listening to the book. Working around the medical professional, I could actually visualize this happening and thought it might be a workable application. For a change, the concept was not something so far over my head or hard to understand that I had to listen two or three times to wrap my brain around the idea.
Finished the book and not left me feeling frustrated and cheated.
I don't feel he was able to change his tone to properly make the differences in age needed to help the listener understand when one character is speaking vs another character. I found this especially hard with the age difference between characters.
Of course he does. He didn't finish this one
I do not understand why an author would put so much time and effort into a book and them just leave his fans hanging with no ending. Why not just call it a prequel?
How about an ending? Telling your readers that you "had to be true to Alex, and sometimes you must accept tragedy" is a bunch of crap. You ended the book this way just to string us along until the next book is written. Well, Mr. Patterson, my string is snapped. I invested almost 10 hours of my time listening to your book. You strung me along too far on this one and I am now a former fan.
I was a faithful follower of Alex Cross and couldn't wait until the next book was released. DONE.
Nothing negative to say about the narration.
As I listened, my only complaint had been the story lines. Why can't a book be written from start to finish without have more than one story line running together and flip flopping back and forth? So confusing. Then the book ended. I wasn't disappointed..... I was pissed. Can't believe I spent my money on this.
I don't read print versions, so I can't answer this question.
I was a huge fan of John Grisham when he began writing his first book. I got bored with his style after a while and stopped purchasing his books.
The attempt at a deep southern accent was almost sappy it was so drawn out and sloppy. Since the majority of the book is spoken by men, the tone between the men is at times hard to tell apart. By the end, between skipping between the past and present and attempting to change his tone to represent a different man, I found it hard to follow and keep my interest. Every time I tried to listen, I had to go back 5 - 10 minutes to remember where I was in the book. Disappointing.
None. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Unless you are a diehard Grisham fan, don't bother.
I was hooked at "A" and have read/listened to each one.
It was difficult in the beginning to listen to two very different story lines at the same time as she switched back and forth. and one appeared not to be relevant to the other. Then all of the sudden you get that "AH HA" when you realize the two stories are actually one. Cool moment for me. Smooth move Sue!
I like listening to Judy. Kinsley Millhome is quite a woman. I feel like I know her and would welcome her into my home. She may fly under the radar, but don't under estimate her!
That AH HA moment when the two stories become one and only then did you realize the truth in it all.
Way too long between the last novel and "W". And, seeing there is only X,Y and Z left for Sue, I hope she gives Kinsley an happy ever after when she is finished and not a forever after in that old black dress.
I do not read paperbacks
Was expecting a big boom, but it went out with a fizzle.
There really was not a favorite "scene" for me. I skipped over some of the book when the crimes were described in detail.
No. It was extremely long and I could only listen for so long and I needed a break. It was not one that couldn't wait to get back to. I had to make myself finish.
Not a fan of this author, but it was recommended. Can't visualize the use of electronics and droids.......
I have not listened to a book which walked you through the actual crime with such detail. It was disturbing to me and I skipped many of the horrible details. And, I have seen a lot in my career so I don't have a weak stomach.
Not feeling that he is someone I will listen to again. He has taken the time to develop the characters, but it is sometimes difficult to visualize who is talking as the tone does not vary from the detective to murderer.
Happy listening to you all.
I would think twice before purchasing another of her books.
Still a James Patterson fan...waiting on the next one
Average. Since there were a limited number of male voices, she did an ok job on the women.
No it did not
There were just far too many details for me in this book. I don't care that there are 5 different color whites, or how many yards of material is needed for things. I had to make myself continue listening. Instead of looking forward to the rest of the book, I found myself checking to see how many hours were left over and over again. All of these women were made to look stupid and lacking common sense. The story could have been told in half the time without in depth details that did nothing for the story. Sorry ladies, this is my last read of your books.
Maybe in a few years when I have forgotten the story.
You can almost hear the wheels churning and understand the precise moment it all comes to gether in her mind.
C J Critt is the reason that I purchased this book. I really enjoy female readers. I feel they have the ablility to change their range per the characters moreso than a male reader can do.
As a mother who has lost a child, I was moved by the lengths she went to as she followed her motherly instincts....knowing something wasn't right. She was like a dog with a new bone. Everyone thought she was crazy, but she was RIGHT.
Looking for another CJ Critt book to listen to. I'd love Linda Barnes to develop this character and start a series with her. She has a little twist that some of the authors of female characters in thrillers do not have. The character is so well developed...she should do more.
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