I bought this book because it was advertised as a "sleeper". I could not get past the 2nd chapter with putting this in archive! It was awful.
When I read the review, I was so very excited! My audible experience had been "dry' for a long time, and I thought that this would be the end of the drought. At first, I thought that Dani's remarks about life & situations were interesting and much the way I would think about things. Little did I know, that the entire book would be full of these remarks. There was no build-up and certainly the end was just as blah! What a waste of time. I will definately not look for this author again.
The story was cute. I have always been an Aunt Dimity fan, but I am NO FAN of this narrator. The accents were horrible, the pace slow and each word was sounded out. It was just like listening to my daughter read from her 3rd grade reading books! Nails on a blackboard type pain! I will READ another Aunt Dimity, but never listen to this narrator again!
I ordered this book the minute it was available and I was not disappointed! Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and this is at the top of my list! The opening scene was strange and very typical of Coben's writing. I could not stop listening and trying so hard to figure out the very convoluted angle of the plot. It does stop and make you wonder who can you trust? I was not disappointed in the ending, I was disappointed that it was ending!
I could not get past the first chapter because of the horrible narrator. He voice and the pauses between sentences are over the top. I have noted this narrator, and I will never listen to him again.
I listened to four hours of this eighteen hour book and then closed it for good. Everyone that I trusted for "good books" told me that this was the best ever! They are usually right, but not this time! It seems that this was written by a silly teenager, making up a fantasy for herself. Who are these people? It was so unrealistic and fabricated that I cannot possible finish listening. Enough, I am going back to my murder mysteries!
I do not claim to be a writer by any stretch, but I know I could do better with this weak book. If this author is trying to depict the South, she is way off base. I stopped at chapter 3 , it was so pathetic.
"Beautiful Lie" was farfetched. "Sliver of Truth" holds just a "sliver" of interest. The plot was weak, and unbelievable at best. That said, Ridley is such a spoiled brat, I could hardly listen to the entire book. I am now giving up on Lisa Unger.
This is a listen that literally changed my life! I have never said that about a book, movie or anything else in my world. David Michie really brought several points home to me. As a result of this fascinating book, I have started to study Buddism and appreciate this ancient practice. As a medical person, the study and practice of meditation is a remedy for stress, as well as overall good mindful living. Listen to this book once and then listen to it slower. I bought a hard copy for my husband, and he was hooked as well. When you listen to the book, pick a time that is quiet and non-stimulating to get the best result. Enjoy.
As always, Harry Bosch is predictable. That is, he is always in a strange jam, and always comes out looking good. With all the twists and turns of the story, it kept my interest going. The psychological lessons from the MD's perspective were true to form, and very realistic. I just cannot imagine all that negative karma in Harry's life, and he just did not completely collapse. However, at times, I felt like it was a little "over-the-top". The new girlfriend will most likely show up again, and I did not really care for her miseries. A nice happy, stable girlfriend with no baggage would be more to my liking. Especially with a character as "loaded with baggage" as Harry. Overall, I am looking forward to the next in the series!
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