I read the whole gosh-aweful thing. Kept hoping that just one more chapter might redeem at least one of the protagonists. Not. Shallow remained shallow.
Not even Scott Brick could entice me to waste time on another work by this author.
From the title I knew I wouldn't be getting a gritty police procedural. However, though I can do cozy, I can't do cutsie. The female cop was shallow and ditzy. The other characters were two dimensional at best. But what offended me most was the anthropomorphic K9 with "thoughts" like "umm good, tuna". Tried to give it a chance but couldn't finish it.
Fantasy is not usually my preference. Having enjoyed the TV performances some time ago, thought I'd give the Dresden series a try. Thoroughly glad I did. Dresden is a gutsy protagonist. Other characters also well drawn ... Even the fairies and ogres. Plotting is good and narration superb.
IMO, this is the best so far but please begin at the beginning to get the richness of the series.
Another superb addition to the series. Narrator excellent giving right voice and tone. Looking forward to the next ... and the one after that.
... is right on and he says it so well. This is a thoroughly delightful series. Lots of murders but not much mayhem. Interesting cast of characters as seen through Andy's eyes. And Grover Gardiner IS Andy.
Please read series from the beginning, "Open and Shut". You'll be glad you did.
Years ago I read several of the Repairman Jack series. It was fun to meet young Jack. Narration was excellent. Plan to start reading series again on audio.
Have read all in this series. Blood Hollow met my expectations with interesting characters and complex plot line. Looking forward to more.
This story could have been good but it was twice as long as it should have been. Liked the characters but was frustrated because the author "developed" them repetitively over and over and over again.
Plot development moved along at a snails pace. Characters seemed particularly obtuse in picking up on clues. A major part of understanding what was going on was to be able to understand Jacob, the character with Aspergers. So it was particularly frustrating when NO ONE -- mother, lawyer, experts -- seemed able to ask him appropriate questions.
Aargh! Enough of rant.
Best part of House Rules was the narration. The cast did an excellent job portraying each character.
Rich character development. I enjoy series and look forward to reading about the two Jasons again.
Excellent differention among characters. Smooth.
No, never tempted to read in one sitting.
The full story wasn't revealed until the last chapter ... Always a bonus.
G. M. Ford's PI Leo Waterman is one of a kind. He's smart, stubborn, intuitive, and saunters through life to his own unique rhythm. His cohorts, also unique in the annals of sleuthdom, are charming and entertaining. As this is book 7, I would highly recommend reading the earlier books first if possible.
I can't fault Patrick Lawlor for his skill at narration. However, his voice is so wrong for Leo.
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