Didn't feel my time was well spent. After listening to and thoroughly enjoying the other books in the series, I was very excited to start this story. I found myself irritated by the characters, unable to root for any of them.
It pains me to say that I was thrilled when it was over.
The characters often sounded too much alike...
"The Upper Room" and "Mama Ruby" were really fantastic stories- this one just didn't grip me the way they did. But I will continue to read work by this talented author!
Not sure that I would-the narrators really kept me involved with this story, but the story itself just seemed too troubled. If my friend was a real fan of the series, I wouldn't want to recommend it and have them be as disappointed as I was.
The narration was wonderful!!! I just love Phil Gigante. Natalie Ross does a good job, but it's Phil who really sets the whole thing off!
I love the way they give such life to the characters- Phil and Natalie seem to take such care in the way they present each voice which gives a realness to the diverse mix of characters- human and otherwise-as well as the vivid world KMM has created.
Yes, mostly because of the talented narrators. I love KMM but this just didn't seem to be the story she intended to write.
Loved the way Revenant came across as laid back and bad-ass at the same time, but then Ione goes in and tempers all that with the vulnerability and regret instilled by his past- A sensational hero!
I suppose it would be Reaver which featured Revenant's twin brother. Although Reaver was thought to be the more angelic of the two, the twins showed remarkable similarities in the way they approached all the challenges their stories dished out.
The emotion she brings to the dialogue.
The final chapters really moved me. I enjoyed the way Ione weaved in the biblical text to back up what takes place in the last explosive scenes as well as to explain the prophesy pertaining to Revenant and Reaver.
The book ended so spectacularly, it'd be interesting to see what sort of havoc Ione could conjure next!
Twisty, Warm, Sexy
Yes, this was a rich, who-dun-it that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had a solid guess in mind-there was new information a new twist that threw my predictions out the window.
I gotta go with Eve- so much of her persona that jumps off the pages, is given real life when Ericksen performs those lines.
So many of the holiday moments got to me, but I think I really loved the scene with Eve and Peabody at the Christmas party. Eve took her partner aside for a moment to give her present. Peabody's reaction as well as Eve's response to that reaction was very touching.
I enjoyed everything about this book. Roarke was a dream as usual and the cozy couple scenes between he and Eve were just wonderful. I loved how the solving of the crime unfolded and the manner that Robb brought in all the past characters. The Christmas party went on for a while and was so well-done I felt like I was right there in the midst. I could go on...this was great on every level!
Gripping, Suspenseful, Vivid!
Hmm...this question is always difficult to answer especially when the book is so amazing. I recently listened to another high-drama courtroom novel entitled "Blood on the Leaves" by Jeff Stetson- it's another I'd highly recommend.
Not sure that I've ever heard any of Michael Beck's other performances but I will definitely seek him out in the future!!! Amazingly Talented-he made an already vivid story even more vivid.
Learning the details of Seth Hubbard's motives was especially hard to listen to- made me think what a tragic waste of life and livelihood. While that aspect saddened me, other aspects were so outrageous that I could do nothing but laugh. Such was the case when Hubbard's kids couldn't seem to get past the fact that the man was overpaying his hard working housekeeper $5hr. $5hr?? Are you kidding me- I laughed at their outrage-then reminded myself it was the 80s in Mississippi...
Every character was portrayed beautifully by the writer and brought to startling life by the voice performance- this was a fine match between author and narrator!
Americanah ranks right there near the top-an emotional rush from start to finish!
Not sure I can think of any others just now that compare- the story was in a class all its own.
The narration was absolutely superb! The unique personalities she manages to bring to each character through the power of her voice was simply amazing.
You could say I had quite an extreme reaction to this story. It took me through a range of emotion- specifically related to Ifemelu's journey in re-discovering the love for her natural hair. That whole aspect of the story hit me someplace I didn't expect.
Read (Listen) To This Book!
The author's ability to draw out the suspense.
The plot definitely kept me on edge. I was almost afraid to hear more- many aspects were so disturbing, but I had to find out how the story would unfold.
More enthusiasm in the voice- such monotone and often times the narrator sounded like he was drifting off to sleep. I listen to many of my books during lengthy commutes and the narrator's performance just drained me of energy...
A Gruesome But Gutsy Thriller!
Yes, I enjoyed so many of the characters and would love to listen again to see if I can pull out clues that I overlooked during the first listen. I found the writing to be very rich, outstanding dialogue
Gosh...so many, I suppose when Reynolds returned home and asked his mother to fill in the blanks about the incident that took place when he was a kid- that whole portion was very memorable.
All of the courtroom scenes. Loved the judge!
I enjoyed the testimony scene from Dr. Matheson's mother.
Could definitely see this as a feature film!
I would based on the author's exquisite talent. Also, the premise was just so unique to me, so I'd love to know what a friend thinks of it.
Yes! I would love for more time to be spent on the actual event that gets the story rolling. For something so monumental, I felt it was just pushed too far aside.
No, Moon and Joy just didn't have any real time to connect in my opinion. I got more insight into the relationship with his best friend Harley.
I'd probably suggest they start with another title in the series. Fury, Valiant, Justice, Tiger one of the stronger titles before they get into this one...
I just love the way she gives the characters their own personalities- if it's a recurring character, you know who it is before the name's even said. I also love the emotion she brings in when she's reading, if someone's laughing you hear that! She really makes it entertaining.
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