I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing could have used some editing but the story more than made up for that. It's still hard to believe that this was a true story. Very much enjoyed the reading by Bronson Pinchot. Considering, however, that this is a book about the horse show world it is inexcusable that no one could help Mr. Pinchot correctly pronounce the names of Adolph Mogavero and Frank Chapot, two icons of the horse show world. That having been said this is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.
Pretty weak effort from Grisham. Samantha is a whiney and spoiled young lady who doesn't elicit much empathy. The narrator was terrible. She read in 3, 4, or 5 word phrases. Phrase after phrase with no connectivity. Very distracting. Save your money. Can't depend on any writers anymore. They just keep cranking them out and then, to make thing worse, throw in a poor reader.
Plastic characters in a fantastical story. With about 20 minutes left I decided I didn't care what happened. Sorry I wasted so much time.
After living with these people for so many hours and finding the whole thing pretty interesting when I got to the end I thought my iPhone had skipped something. To end with an "oh well, it didn't work out . . ." is, I believe, pretty inconsiderate of the author. I can imagine all sorts of possible reasons why this might be so, but that's not my job. With all of this laborious sleuthing and traveling and unbelievably serendipitous meetings that Tristan went through I don't think it's asking too much for a little more explication at the end. Or am I being too prosaic and unsophisticated? I wasn't that crazy about that French Chick to begin with and she just came off as a petulant whiner. Their story was not developed sufficiently for me to care very much whether or not they ended up together.
Steve West was terrific and made the hours go by luxuriously.
Don't waste your time or money. They buy expensive cars and planes and whatever they want and live in luxury and now Teddy is the good guy and the good guys win with no problem and who cares? No surprises. No mystery. No excitement. No drama. Nothing. It should be a new genre in literature. Awful. I'm embarrassed that I got sucked into buying this nonsense.
This book was a huge waste of time. I used to like Harlan Coben but haven't read one of his books in a long time and will probably avoid any future attempts. What a tedious slog this one was. It seemed to have been written by a child and lacked any sense of believability. Can't remember rolling my eyes more while listening to a book. Just wanted it to be over. And the over-the-top emoting style of Scott Brick is always abrasive. Save your money and try something else.
Excellent book. Beautifully written. The reading by Michael Maloney is absolutely perfect. Can't imagine a finer interpretation of this lovely book. You won't be disappointed.
Having listened to David Colacci's readings of Donna Leon's books for these many years it was certainly jarring to listen to Steven Crossley. For me, David Colacci IS and WILL ALWAYS BE the voice of Guido Brunetti. Steven Crossley is a fine narrator but with his extreme British accent, he is totally miscast as a replacement (for whatever unfathomable reason) for Senore Colacci. And whoever allowed him to mispronounce the name of Brunetti's daughter ought to be fired or shot immediately. Everyone responsible for this production should be ashamed of themselves. After you get past the production flaws the books wasn't bad.
Read this book when it first came out. Then listened to it many years ago and just listened again. It gets better and better. Brilliant writing and one of the best narrations I've ever heard. Joe Barrett is an outstanding reader. His voices truly enhance a very clever book.
Best book I've listened to in a long time. Well constructed, logical and intelligently plotted. Eric Conger's reading is flawless. Highly recommended.
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