I almost closed the book and walked away from it. I found the start too much like an immature first person character talking non stop with little action for what seemed like chapters. At that point I almost gave it a three star review. While considering leaving that review, I read the story blurb and that changed my mind. I decided to give it another attempt.
Once I restarted the book, I got interested. In fact. I couldn't put the book down. Give it a go to get past what might at first appear to be a slow and uninteresting start. The best part is the last quarter. That lifts it way beyond the average standard of writing.
The last quarter.
I did not like the long drawled out final sounds of the female narrator doing one of the characters. I'd not consider that an accent, more a bad speaking voice, I almost stopped listening to the book.
No, I almost chucked it. The first third of the book I thought was appallingly slow, and read like an immature character in a YA. But then I hated Twilight. It was not until well beyond the middle of the novel that I felt as if I was reading the work of a mature writer writing for a mature reader. From then on the work improved. By the end, I was impressed by the novel.
Worth listening to. Give it time, it is slow to hook.
Respect for humanity. Violence and abuse is a crime and not a sexual turn on. The author getting a jolt of conscience wight improve the work.
Prostitution is a more honorable profession than writing sick pornography of violent abuse and degradation and implying that such behavior is sexy.
The narrator did a good job.
Revulsion and deeply saddened.
Easy to listen to. It held my interest throughout.
Main protagonist. They were in every scene.
I did not like the detailing of torture during rape. I thought that gratuitous violence and not necessary detail. Not to my taste. I give it 5 stars because there is no 4.5 rating.
I do not give plot spoilers.
No to first question.
No. I was happy to listen to it over several days.
Stupid questions, Audible. Just let me review a good book in my own words.
I would not know. I do not have and didn't read the print version, Silly question Audible.
The narrator. Another idiotic preset question. Which mass murderer do you like best, Audible?
Sigh... The intelligence level of Audible's pre-set questions' This is narration about serial killers.
Yes, Audible; don't pose inappropriate questions for a book.
A brilliant ending.
John Grisham's masterful writing style.
Clear diction, easy to understand every word.
No, I happily enjoyed it over several days.
I am ready for another John Grisham, he never disappoints.
Intelligent writing without relying an exaggerated cliché would help
Anger shot through my veins like the Incredible Hulk, Kathy Reichs wrote—and I gagged turned the uncompleted book off and dumped it in the trash bin.
Narrator did well with the dreadful writing.
I cannot stand cliché writing as bad as this:
Anger shot through my veins like the Incredible Hulka
I regret wasting my money on such dreadful writing.
It was easy to hear.
I expected more, as a result of all the publicity. A good book, but not especially memorable. I've already forgotten what it was about, a year after listening to it and I l know at the time I wasn't thrilled by the story.
Only the time saving aspect of doing two things at once.
Worth listening to.
The voice depicting the senior main character
His being accepted by the circus owner after leaving the nursing home.
I don't know, but this is excellent.
The old man scenes.
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