I thought this book was terrible. The main character did not seem to develop. Just one bad scene after another. He had no redeeming qualities.
It was suspenseful and richly textured. I liked it even better than "Gone Girl".
I liked the two NYPD detectives that she encounters. They were the contrast needed to highlight the privileged world that the main character lived in.
She was excellent at selecting different voices without going "over the top".
Fool Me Once.......
LOVED this book.
Yes. It provides some literary history with some texture from the era they lived in and their personal lives.
I don't know how Nancy Horan does it but she transports the reader to the lives and times that she is writing about. "Loving Frank" is still my all time favorite audiobook.
I felt like this book surrounded me while I listened. It didn't have a dramatic "cliff-hanger" style but I had to hear more and was pulled in by the story.
I've read several of Dennis Lehane's books and loved some, like others. I've also seen the movies adaptations of two of them. This book is best for listening. It was like an audio painting.
Meant for Audio
You betcha. Each twist and turn of the plot was a revelation, not anticipated.
So many twists and turns you will need Dramamine to watch this.
Having the two parts read by a man and a woman lent itself to the story perfectly.
No, because of the narration.
Sing song delivery. He could have been reading the telephone directory. Wrong inflections. emphasized wrong parts of sentences. Such a big disappointment because he is such a well known and talented actor.
The author is excellent. I loved Seabiscuit and I know several people who read the printed version of this book and loved it. The narration is the worst I've ever listened to.
I liked this book much more than I expected. The narrator was perfect. I never realized that this would be such an excellent story for teenage girls.
I expected so much more after reading previous reviews. Very repetitive. The same scene and theme over and over. Didn't feel enlightened or entertained when it was over.
What we like is so subjective. That said, I liked this book better than anything I've read in recent memory! I really felt transported to the lives of FLW and Mimah. I realize it is fiction but had no idea what they went through to be together. I loved it.
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