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!
I read the second book in the series, "Indefensible", before I read this first debut in the series. I must say that I enjoyed the second book much better than this one. I got a little annoyed about how she kept reflecting on how guilty she felt about being responsible for the death of her sister. That seemed to be described again and again when she could have just moved on with the story. Yeah, I get it that she feels remorse and will feel the loss forever, but it doesn't need to be brought up again, and again, and again.
I wish that she could have developed the main characters more than what she did. There were definitely some interesting characters and the book could have been much better if we could have gotten to know them better . . . oh, but did I tell you that she feels guilty about her sister's death as a result of the car accident . . ?
I would recommend that if you are trying to save credits, skip this one and move on to the second book in the series "Indefensible." I enjoyed the second book and have already purchased the third book "Tattooed."
"Any Other Name" was another great book in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. If you have read any of the books in the series in the past, you will be just as pleased with this one.
In this story I especially enjoyed getting to see much more of his old boss, Lucian Connally. He's such a cool old Sheriff! I also enjoyed the presence of his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, his deputy, Vic Moretti, and the ever important Dog. There is also some Indian mysticism/spiritualism in the story which is set in Wyoming in the winter.
The only thing I was a little disappointed in was Sheriff Longmire's seemingly lack of effort to be with his daughter, Cady, in the birth of his granddaughter. I know he's a dedicated Sheriff, but I also know his daughter means the world to him. You will, however, have to read the book to see if he makes it to the baby's birth on time.
This is a great mystery with a lot of humor and great characters. The narrator, George Guidall, as usual did an excellent job.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
This was a great zombie short story and I was quite surprised I enjoyed it because I'm not really into zombie stories. Now I am very interested in reading "Until the End of the World" Book 1, and "And After" Book 2.
The novella makes me want to know more about the main characters and how they will survive in this zombie environment. Great writing by the author Sarah Lyons Fleming and great narrating by Julia Whelan.
This is the first book I have read by the author Blake Crouch and I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. It was quite a mystery to try to figure out and I was surprised what was going on when the truth was revealed.
The book ends with a lot of questions to be answered and problems to be solved, so I am definitely going to purchase the next book in the series, "Wayward." I want to know what happens next, and how the story will end for Special Agent Ethan Burke and his family in the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho.
The narrator Paul Michael Garcia did a great job narrating.
I enjoy the characters that Robyn Carr creates in the series. It was a nice read, not too complicated but just plain enjoyable. It is a lot about the town of Virgin River in California, which is interesting to learn about.
I am sure I will continue the series at some point. By the way, the narrator Therese Plummer, does a great job in reading this series.
I enjoyed the first book in the series: "Dissolution", however, after reading the second book, "Dark Fire", I must say that it is as good as or even better than "Dissolution." I really like the main character in "Dark Fire", Shardlake, who is a hunchback, a lawyer and the hero. I also liked getting to know the other characters in the story.
I enjoyed reading all of the details about Tudor London circa 1540 . . . the disgusting smells they lived with; their black teeth from eating sugar that only the rich could afford (there were no dentists); the feasts that would display the confectionery wealth; the guests at the feasts responsible for bringing their own knife; the knowledge that some women painted their teeth black so that they looked like they could afford to buy sugar.
Also interesting was the travel by boat instead of walking through the sewage filled streets! The entertainment mentioned was bear baiting. All of this historical information is included so nicely with the narrative about a deadly weapon of war - Dark Fire. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Sovereign, book #3 in the Shardlake series.
The writing was excellent and the narrator awesome, however, the plot was lame. It was so predictable: you knew that the boy was going to be the hero in the end, you knew that he was going to get the girl, and, of course, you had hopes that everybody would live happily ever after.
In the beginning of the story through to about half way, I thought that it was really good. However, it started dragging on with nothing happening to move the plot along. Then I was super disappointed and knew I would not recommend this book to my friends. It's a shame because it could have been an excellent story with the authors' crafty writing abilities.
The author, Nevil Shute, wrote a fantastic book, and to add the best narrator, Frank Muller, to the production was absolutely perfect.
I liked how it was a very believable adventure story. I liked the characters in the story, especially Keith Stewart. I also liked Keith's niece and how sweet and appreciative she was when they had to adopt her. The story made me feel good about the goodness found in some of the people Keith would encounter in his adventure.
I am looking forward to reading it again in the future.
This is a very long mystery with superb performance by the narrator. I just wish it could have been much, much shorter.
By the end of this long, strung out mystery; you may not care whether the lost diamond is ever found or not, or who stole it!!! Thank goodness mystery stories aren't written like that anymore!
Fortunately, the narration was very good.
The characters were very confusing because when their names were read on Audible, they sounded so similar that they were difficult to tell apart. I had to work hard on trying to figure out which character the author was referring to.
The story does have a lot of action, however, the author does not characterize the main characters in the novel to let us empathize with what they are going through. How can a reader appreciate or connect with a character when there has not been character development? It would have been more meaningful to have gotten to know the key characters better before, during, and after all of the action if the book.
I am not going to rush to obtain the second book in the series because I feel there are more enjoyable books out there I would prefer spending a credit on.
The narrators,Kevin Gray and Aiko Nakasone, however, did a great job of narrating.
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