I would not recommend. The characters are the same and have not evolved. Kay is worried about Lucy; Kay is arguing with Marino; Kay loves Benton but he's distant. The plot is boring and flat and I had to listen to the first 10 chapters or so three times before I almost cared about the story line. Basically, it did not "grab" me like some of her prior books.
Have Kay do something other than "stew" and "worry" about what everyone else is doing. Come up with an intriguing story that makes me want to go on to the next chapter. Give the villain or killer some depth. Finally, the mention of Newtown was unnecessary and gratuitous.
I like the way Kate Reading changes accents and voices for each character and I've liked her performances in the past. She seems as bored performing this book as I was listening to it.
In its present form? Absolutely not!
I was very disappointed in this book. Sometimes I re-listen certain books later on but I don't think I'll be doing that with "Dust." In fact, about half-way into the book I started to "dust" the furniture to amuse myself. A sign of a lackluster story for sure.
I would say "fascinating" "intriguing" "funny"
Cormoran Strike tops my list. His character is written so well that you can visualize what he looks like. He's funny, irreverent, hard-nosed and clever. I like that in a PI.
Robert Glenister gives all of the characters life. He is a terrific performer and is so enthusiastic about the material that I was caught up in the excitement of it all.
I had to put it down to go to sleep but did so reluctantly.
JK Rowling did a fabulous job with this book and I hope she has more of them up her sleeve!
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