I just finished listening to “Plugged” by Eoin Colfer and found it very disappointing. I couldn’t believe with all of the action going on in the story and the ludicrous solving of a string of crimes, it was just dull and boring! The humor wasn’t strong for me and I thought there were TOO many crazy, ridiculous situations.
I think maybe teens would enjoy it (even though written for Adults) because the plot is so improbable that it’s not funny! Unfortunately, after about two hours of listening it became just plain irritating. His imaginative conversations with the ghost of his doctor friend Zeb, who haunts him throughout the story, I found especially annoying.
I wish I could have gotten into the swing of things, but the story line just seemed to irk me. I continually wanted to just give up on finishing the book, but I continued to the end and, unfortunately, the book never improved.
I would stay clear of this one, and save your credit!
Because this was Alan Drew's writing debut, I am sure I will be looking forward to reading future stories written by him. The "Gardens of Water" was excellent. I like historical fictions and he did an excellent job at providing that in this story.
Because of current conflicts in the Middle East, it was easy to understand what was revealed in this novel: the conflicts between cultures and religion and age. This is a beautiful but sad story and will have you pondering our multicultural world.
The narrator, Mark Bramhall, was perfect for this story and did an awesome job!
I was so annoyed by this book that after listening to 3 ½ hours, I had to just turn it off and give up. What a waste of money. Don’t you hate it when you’ve purchased a book that is such a dud?
I disliked the narrator’s over dramatization of the narration. It was like he was trying to making the story line more than what it was. I kept thinking in my mind, would it be a better story if I were reading it myself? Then I concluded that it would not have been. I did not like the characters that were in the story and I especially did not like Sean Dillon. He was being glorified in the story, but he was the villain. A very disappointing book and I will not continue with the series.
Narrator was too dramatic which was annoying to me.
I felt this was a fantastic thriller by Stephen King. I loved it, and the narration by John Slattery was excellent. I have read this book twice and have enjoyed it every time.
I liked the setting in Duma Key on the beach in Florida. I loved all of the characterizations and especially liked Edgar Freemantle, the lead character, in addition to, Jack Cantori the college student, and Jerome Wireman the caretaker.
Great imagery throughout the story and quite a horror story too!
This is the first book that I have ever read by the author Chuck Klosterman. It is all about the characterizations of the people in this small town. I could have done without one of the key characters, Horace Jones, who was very old and quite boring. I liked the teacher, Julia Rabia, and I wish he could have dropped Horace Jones from the story altogether and given her more pages in the book. I also liked the high school football player, Mitch Hrlicka, and would have liked to have gotten to know him better too.
I wish there could have been more to the book rather than just a snowstorm ending. After going to all of that trouble to get to know the characters, it would have been more satisfying to know how these characters were after the storm.
I liked this crime story a lot. The cop, Jack Walsh, is used as bait by the police department in Boston. Just a great story plot and good characterization. Can't believe that this is Kenneth Abel's first book.
I am definitely looking forward to continuing the story with the second book, "The Blue Wall."
Another fantastic reason to enjoy "Bait" is the narration by Frank Muller, the BEST!!
I rated this the same as I rated "Call for the Dead." Not that exciting but it does have a surprise ending. I did not get to know the main character, Smiley, very much better. There just isn't a lot of characterization in the novel. As John le Carre's best known character, when will we get to know him better?
It was better than the first book in the series, but I will not be rushing out to get anymore of the series unless there is a great sale on Audible.
I considered this more of an introduction to the George Smiley series written by John le Carre. It is only four hours long and the narration is good. I wasn't very enthusiastic about the main character, Smiley. He was a sad type of character. The mystery wasn't that exciting either. Perhaps the 2nd book in the series lets you get to know George Smiley better and find him more interesting than what is shown of him in this story.
I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. I liked the young Dr. Laverty with his brand new medical degree and knowledge. Nevertheless, I especially liked the older, experienced Dr. O'Reilly and learning of the difficult situations that he experienced in the small town of Ballybucklebo.
I also enjoyed the narration by John Keating.
A thoroughly pleasurable read! I have put the 2nd book in the series on my Wish List already.
This is the 5th book in the Amelia Peabody series that I have read and it was my favorite.
The two cousins of Ramses were added to the story, and that made the story more entertaining with the cousins different personalities. I love Ramses; so I enjoyed seeing his interactions with these children.
I loved the love story between Amelia and Emerson. They are such a great couple.
You still get the murder and the mystery in the plot, but the whole family plot is excellent too.
I thoroughly enjoyed the audible!
Barbara Rosenblat, the narrator, was also superb.
I think that this was a wonderful book and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. The narration was good and the characters in the family and the novel were well drawn. I enjoyed how the story followed all of the family members’ lives and how they interacted with the town.
I highly recommend this book!
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