I loved the concept of the book. The whole time travel and paradox dilemma was well written, but what I loved best about the book was authors ability to explain a new world to me without getting bogged down in the description.
I loved the love story between the two main characters, I am so tired of M/M stories reading like M/F stories, just with men. The story made sense, the progression easy and believable.
I liked his portrayal of Reegan the best, he was just so much fun.
I think the title works.
Yes, the stories are simple, and easy to listen to. If you are looking for complicated and suspenseful, then this is not for you, but If you like Agatha Christie kind of mystery, a little more watered down, then you will like this story.
I actually like the main character Hamish, he is amusing and I also like the interactions of the villagers.
The narrator is o.k. I like his characterization, but the voice he uses (I am guessing his own) when he is just reading, is a little boring. It feels paced too exactly, and maybe a little too slow.
No, extreme reaction. Just a pleasant read.
Yes and No, the story was interesting, but Banks was mixture of contradictions. Here is a character that is supposed to have a chip on his shoulder in regards to the rich, but in this story he did not act as expected. In the end, his whole behavior for the last 50 minutes of the book was ridiculous. Why would he act like he did after what happened to him, was not realistic.
The hidden story that the suspects were trying to hide.
He has definitely improved with each story, I finally think I can get back into this stories.
No, not really.
This author fills the pages with too much conversation between characters, and sometimes it can be a little slow.
Yes, I liked the story. It was very complex and there was a lot of other smaller stories going on in the background with the main character, which added a certain amount of color to the story.
It is in keeping with previous books by this author.
Simon Prebble was definitely an improvement from the previous narrator, it took a little while to get used to the different take on the characters. I really enjoyed James Langton's narration, but this was definitely manageable. It was a little over produced, the music added at random times was annoying, and I am not sure why they felt they had to use that strange sound effect when Banks read Templeton progress note.
Yes, I think I might be able to continue with the series, I stopped when I listened to Ron Keith.
If you had kept James Langston. I hated this narrator, he forgot to add the regional accent and he sounded awful. He did not even sound british...WTF.
It is as good as previous books by the same author, just hated the narrator.
Duh..James Langston, the previous narrator, anyone with a better reading voice.
Anger...I cannot understand why anyone thought the book needed a new narrator...I am so mad right now. I am going to have to read the rest of the series.
I wish audible would try to stick to consistent narrators for series, it really helps to have continuity In the voices of the characters.
Yes, but I enjoyed the slow build up to the truth, and I really enjoyed the twist at the end, I just wished it hadn't ended on such a cliff hanger. The author normally does a little summary at the end, and I was a little disappointed, and felt a little cheated.
Yes, because the truth was revealed slowly, and murderer was not who the author had led you to think it would be.
James Langton did an ok job, it would have been excellent if not for the way he did the Yorkshire accents. It was good, but he kept ending certain sentences with a "th",like a tick. It was most annoying, and he would forget who was talking and add it to characters that did not have a Yorkshire accent.
The inner dialogue of the character Katie, really moved me. It made me very sad, and showed how extremism in any form can be damaging.
The past matters.
I like the build up, the way the author layered the story, slowly exposing you the characters surrounding the murder was very nice. I like this author work, because it takes the time to paint a local picture.
The scene at the bar, when Banks and his wife went to hear Penny sing. I could really relate to Banks annoyance with Barkette (might be the wrong name).
Shadows from the past
I really liked the first narrator, Mark Honan, and I did not hate the new author, but I felt like he struggled with the gruff voices he tried to portray. He sounded hoarse and strained, which tended to distract me from the story.
It does not rank at the top, but it definitely falls close. It was not the most engrossing story line, but it had enough plot line to keep you interested. It moved along nicely, with good build up to the end. Nice HEA, loved it.
It reminds me a little of the Home series by Cardeno C, it just had that same sweetness to it.
No, He is not amazing but he carried the story without too much difficulty. He had a way of pacing himself, that after a while became a little rhythmical, not always following the peak and fall of what was going on in the story.
For me it has to be Hayden, he was a hoot and I also liked the little boy, very entertaining.
I wish the author would rely on the strength of the story she is trying to tell. I love the story and the mystery involved, but after about 2 hours in the sarcastic wit, and constant one liners gets old. Especially because a lot of the lines make no sense and seem like they are only there for cheap laughs.
I love the authors take on murder mystery and detecting. I am a lover of all things Agatha, and I like simple old fashion murder mystery, without too much suspense or gore.
I am not sure if it is her narration that makes it so snarky, or if it is the way it is written. I always love Amanda Ronconi's performance, but not sure if maybe her sarcastic way of reading is all together entertaining in this case.
Yes and No, I loved the underlying story, but found some of the dialogue a little too much.
Not sure. I will have to read the story to have an opinion. Could not finish the book, narrator was too annoying.
It was soo distracting and over exaggerated. I am not sure if the narrator is from the south, but the accent was just campy, it made the character sound like a joke.
What a waste of a credit.
If the author had kept track of events, instead of trying to be humorous. The story had so much potential and I have kept listening hoping that it would get better, but there is more sarcastic wit than actual believable storyline. Here you have a powerful wizard, and a witty female character, and they fall into one death defying situation after another, only to come out of it and start making silly jokes, and completely forget the fact that they are in danger.
The most disappointing thing about the story was the need to make the lead character's only focus be dating, falling in love, and clothes. Here you have a story of supposed good v evil, but It reads more like a cheerleaders battle of the sexes. The lead characters are constantly facing danger, but are oblivious to strange when it is in front of them. They walk into situation that would make anyone suspicious, let alone people that are supposed to be in a battle against a magician. It just became too junior high for me, this is a grown woman, she should sound like a grown woman.
I am not sure, most of it would start with so much potential and end up sounding ridiculous. I can't say I have a favorite scene.
Disappointment, and frustration.
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