It has several tales that really pulled me in, although I do not remember them since I have read several books since. It was about what I expect from an anthology like this. A few really good stories and the rest are ones that do not appeal to me.
Yes...they are all accomplished very good writers. Same appeal to me and some don't, but I would buy another book by the same authors.
No way. I did not care for it at all, and I usually just quit on books like that, but I have read five other Perry books, three of which were The Butcher's Boy trilogy, and the other two were Silence and Fidelity. But I did skip more and more as the book progressed.
I've already read FIVE of his books. He has fabulous talent, but it does not always show.
Shelly Frasier was neither excellent nor poor. Since the main character and the villain were female, a female narrator had to be the choice. She was not inspired, though. Michael Kramer has performed the other five Perry books I have heard, and Frasier does not even approach his ability. Cassandra Campbell would have been great.
No one that I know!!
A well written suspense novel with a talented narrator.
He read it like he was reading a term paper. He demonstrated no performance talent whatsoever.
Absolutely none whatsoever. I will be returning this one to Audible.
The title and the first couple of chapters were pretty good. Then the story just fell apart. No character development. Absolutely bizarre story line. I gave up on it about half way through.
The Audible.com intro notes that this is really three stories, and so it is. Connected by threads, but really three separate tales. Story #1 was enthralling. I absolutely loved the characters, the story, the suspense, the interactions. It was both sweet and erotic, and with George Guidall as the narrator (performer), I will listen to it again.
As for the second story, not so much. I skipped often as I went through it. Even George couldn't rescue #2.
The third story was much shorter than the first two, but everything I noted for the first story is true of the third, and I would recommend "A Widow For One Year".
Wonderful development of the history of our country. Not having been much of a history student, it was deeply moving to learn how we developed in the late 1700's.
Robert Fass has a superb voice for a very long read. Never got tired of his voice. Some, like Scott Brick, are for me, good for a short read. But Robert Fass is just superb.
It was the full story of the development of profiling by the FBI by the man who formed the profiling unit.
What does an actor bring to a screenplay that you would not experience by just reading it yourself? This question is pretty old and it has a very obvious answer.
An absolutely riveting read!!
I have read five Perry books. The Butcher's Boy trilogy is by far the best, but Fidelity and Silence were surely in the running. and I enjoyed both, as well. He has an incredibly fascinating way of writing tightly would suspense. Since all five books were narrated by Michael Kramer, I cannot imaging reading a Perry book narrated by anyone else. Kramer is a master. There were four major characters in Silence, two men and two women, and Kramer does all four of them masterfully, giving each a different voice. I am always amazed by how skillfully he does the opposite sex.There was as much of a story for the bad guys, a married couple, as there was for the good guys. I actually enjoyed the bad guys more than the good guys.
Once I started listening, I could hardly stop. I could not, however, listen before bedtime. It is a tightly crafted novel of suspense, dramatically entertaining, but not bedtime reading.
The primary character is Emily, and Michael Kramer performs her female voice masterfully. It never even crossed my mind that this was a man narrating. He does all the voices, other females as well as the males.
Thomas Perry simply has no equal in crafting a tale of suspense. This is the fourth novel of his that I have read and every single one has kept me glued to the voice of Michael Kramer, who performs Perry's work in a masterful understated manner. The other three have been The Butcher's Boy trilogy.
I doubt I would read the print version, so yes. I have been a reader all my life, but to read something this long requires the audible version so I can fit it in during all the idle moments, such as when driving. (And this was the abridged version)
This was a history and a saga. No memorable "moments", but an incredibly fascinating work of telling the story of the 45 year feat from beginning to end. Often, on books this long, I will intersperse other shorter books of a different type. Not on this one. I could hardly wait to get to it when I got in the car.
I love Hermann's voice. He is one of the top voices in the industry.
I read this ten years ago in print and recently on audio. The audio version was abridged. I will not say the abridgment gutted the story because I enjoyed it, but I could surely sense some gaps. This is, so far, Lashner's best and Audible should have the unabridged version available.
Victor Carl's style as a lawyer is fascinating and funny. Many great quips.
Howard has a really good masculine smooth voice. No harshness.
What didn't disappoint me? There was only the vaguest of plot lines. No suspense whatsoever. And I have read Lashner's Hostile Witness and loved it. I read it ten years ago in print and again a few days ago in audio. Also read Veritas and liked it. Past Due was useless.
There was no story. Barely even an attempt at a story.
Hard to say when the material is so bad. I did not care for his voice though. Rather harsh.
Boredom. I finally quit on it. It will be going back to Audible.
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