Yes and no. I love Calme's books, but her dialogue is infuriating.
Not sure. When I read her books, I love the concept's but her dialogues are so juvenile. Here you have mature grown men going through difficult situation but then the dialogue does not reflect what just happened. It is painful to listen to.
All the scene where the two characters actually communicated a point.
The dialogue being better
Yes. Love Steven Pacey, loving the Serrailler family drama's.
It was an interesting story, a little anti-climatic.
No, but I think I will have to search for something I like. Love him...
Yes, if only to see what happens next. This book ends on a sort of cliffhanger. I also love listening to Steve Pacey,
I can't lie, I am quite bored with Simon Serrailler's private life, I wish the author would just stick to the case. I found myself more interested in the supporting characters, I was intrigued by Kat's family, Judith's struggle in her marriage and I wish she had elaborated on what happened to Simon Serrailler's girlfriend. You know there is a problem, when you are skipping the chapters to get to parts dealing with everyone but the main character.
He is the only reason I keep listening. Wonderful portrayal of the different characeters.
Yes, if only to resolve the incidents and relationships. I guess to also find out what happens next, more for me the other characters than, Simon, but still...
Not really, this was not just for me, I am finding Susan Hill's support characters so much more interesting than her main character. Her last, three books have had some really strong side stories, that captivated my interest.
I loved the resolution of the previous story, i liked the way she ended the story and the other characters affected by the outcome. I did not like all the other stories, it started to feel too busy and not coherent...it felt too busy.
It was ok. I am just tired of british authors not allowing their main characters to have success in their personal live.
He is the only reason I keep reading, he is excellent.
Yes, would like to find out what happened to Eileen and Ed.
This was a fair continuation to the story of the others. I had hoped for more regarding the blood prophets, but I guess the author feels she has more to tell and we will find out in the next book. Enjoying the story still...looking forward to the next installment
I liked the main story and how as usual the story unfolded slowly. What made me not give the story more starts, was the side story involving Wexford's daughter, The way the author chose to handle the situation was very disappointing and it totally distracted me from the rest of the story.
Like I said the way she handled what happened to Silvia, was a bit confusing. Everyone acted like it wasn't a crime, and there was nothing they could do. The whole thing that happened after, was beyond annoying. I could not believe Wexford did what he did after all he had witnessed.
He did great, loved him.
Yes, overall it was.
I liked the character of Henrietta, I liked the way her she worked her way through the mystery. I of course also liked Inspector Sloan and his side kick constable Crosby. I love Crosby constant muttering, and the way response from Sloan.
I love the way the story progresses, keeping the solution a mystery till the end.
I like Robin Bailey's voice, because having lived in London, his accent makes sense. The only issue I have with his narration is that it needs better editing, he had a terrible tendency to swallow loudly,and when he is speaking sometime it seems like he has false teeth. There is a wetness to his reading, like his mouth is constantly filling up with spit.
I really wanted to like the story, but I have gotten used to Ms. Grimes love of pointless musing, irrelevant storylines, and flights of fancy of her characters. The dialogues in her stories can be frustrating at times, especially when you are not sure what this has to do with moving the story along. This story was 2 hours in and I was ready to pull my hair. All the internal dialogue, the witty repartee with no direction, and a whimsy that was very juvenile at times. It just took forever to get to the point.
Not, sure. Having a hard time finding anything right now.
I love Steve West, his performance is the only reason I kept reading
Not so much the characters, but the dialogue.
Ms. Grimes books are definitely growing on me, and I think more than anything the narrator really adds to the stories. I like the clever repartee and intelligent plot lines. What I am beginning to no like about this books, especially after 3 consecutive examples of this, is the dramatic endings, with the same outcome, It is almost as if she can't think of a way to end her books, or she feels the need to end with a twist. It is starting to get old, and a little predictable.
In all of her books, I love how the stories are brought together,and of course my favorite character is Agatha...love her, love her, love her.
Steve West is an excellent narrator, and as each story gets better so does his narration.
Not sure, I'm not one for books turned to movies.
If the author had picked up the pace of the book. I think because this book was a follow- up from a very dramatic ending in the last book, the author was trying to slow down the pace. There was a lot of reflections, quotes, and aimlessness I felt to this story. The end was such a disappointment, that what redemption could have come out of the book was lost.
I felt like she was a little to overindulgent, the book was a lot of phrases that kept being repeated over and over. There was a lot of reflections on things that were maddening to me, and to be honest I felt that book was longer than it needed to be. Once again, the end was a total let down. I can't get over it. Why redeem a character, just to treat him like that.
Yes, the narrator was o.k, and he definitely marched the pace of the story which did not help, as the pace was really dull, and convoluted.
Oh, my where to start. Most of the conversations were a tad redundant. I get it, it was an exploration into art, but still It was too much detail. Too much detail that in the end had nothing to do with the conclusion, or the murder.
Not sure if her next book will be an automatic buy, this was so disappointing.
Yes, it is in the same vein as all the same stories. There is no real substance, but it is a good listen.
Yes, I like the light, easiness of the stories. Doesn't require a lot of concentration to follow.
I love her portrayal of Agatha raisin and Roy.
Yes, I love Penelope Keith. She dramatizes the characters wonderfully.
This is where there is a spoiler...for those who have been following the stories...was surprised to find that Simon who was an orphan in the last book, now had parents. Surprising...
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