I loved the first few books, but maybe it's because I'm 50+, but i see Mattie making so many foolish decisions that I couldn't wait for the book to be over. Thinking that gambling is he best way to grow the settlement money you've received, losing over $30K and still wanting to go back and try some more--ridiculous! I guess it's all about advancing the plot/drama, but the fact that Mattie and Hurley can't just talk about their feelings is also ridiculous.
I was ready to drop the series, but just realized I'd already bought the next book, so let's hope she learns how to talk to Hurley, ignore the ex-husband and get her job back--or, duh, move to another city.
I wanted to love the story and it was fairly engaging, I enjoyed the humor of the heroine and her two friends, as well as the love interest. My main reservation is that the voice used for the male--as well as one of the bff's--was so low, deep and almost trance-like. It was hard to hear requiring that I back up on quite a few of their comments. I'll consider the next book, but will listen to the preview very closely.
I believe the first book was offered in one of the discount campaigns and it's been sitting in my library for months. I love episodic cozy mysteries and this one was perfect. The Washington, DC backdrop, smart characters with interesting careers and the family relations made it very interesting, the suspenseful murders and sizzling (but not too explicit) romance made the rest of the series a must to purchase.
Yes, I would definitely recommend it. Anyone who's a Castle fan will see the characters come through in the pages of the book and enjoy a satisfying conclusion to a storyline that run almost from the beginning of the series/book.
It's a close call, as all ways, between Rook and Heat, but I have to go with Rook. Rook's boyish enthusiasm over the crime as well as how his source connections are legion and always seem to give him some advantage that amazes and confounds Heat.
clear, modulated, fluent.
Yes, I listened to and from work as well as fell asleep to it each night. I'm restarting it right away.
I loved the Acknowledgements and his thanks to the Castle characters and the actors themselves. Amusing Castle finish to a good read.
I've disliked the story line for son Arch and Goldie's doormat behavior. I guess this is how teenaged, mass-murdering gunmen get their start.
predictable, but satisfying.
Julian, as always. He's the most level-headed character in all the stories.
Because I'm addicted to serialized cozy mysteries, I have purchased and listened to the whole series a few times, but every time I listen I become more annoyed with Goldie's unending capacity to allow herself to insert herself into situations that are none of her business. I hope her newest story (The Whole Enchilada) takes a different turn. If not, I'm done.
Yes, I liked the reader's voice and the pace of the story. She differentiated between the voices of various characters very well.
The plot kept me guessing till the end as to who the murder was and what were their motivations.
I like her as Skye, Ms. Leto's voice hit just the right note for the 34 year old school psychologist.
I love the way that Wally relates to Skye, he knows how to treat a woman properly.
I loved this book so much that I've bought the rest of the available series on Audible and the earlier books on Kindle. I'll be listening/reading it again and again.
Angela Dawe's voice adjusted well to each of the characters--and she kept the defined voices throughout all four books
Malcolm's meeting with Linda at Mac's wedding and reminding her of their last meeting.
Parker's dealing with the couple who bought their four uninvited and unruly children to their cousin's wedding. I love how she handled the obnoxious guest who was not even slightly apologitic about the damage and inconvenience they caused. I bet a lot of people wish they had a Parker to put uninvited guests in their place.
Parker, of course, because she was the most focused
I'd love a follow up book 5 to pick up on the lives--if not wedding--of the quartet.
The continuity of Vision in White story and the reader's voice.
Debbie Macomber Cedar Cove series because the books introduce you to a cast of characters and then delve into the back story of each bringing you up to present day. Wholesome characters, but not perfect.
The other three books completing the Bride Quartet. Seamless, smooth reading and varying pitch, tone and pace differentiates the characters.
This is the second Barbara Holloway book I've read and I enjoy the characters and story. The only annoyance was that the recording repeats a line a few times throughout the recording.
It was a bitter-sweet story enhanced by listening to a recording with two readers who sounded age-appropriate. Wanted to read it in advance of movie with Rob Pattinson, can't wait. Technical problem with the recording, Audible seems to have mixed up parts one and two. The standard Audible intro and middle-section instructions about reaching the end of a part, but not the end.... are on the second (last download), but no introduction on the opening. A little confusing at first, wasn't sure I was at the beginning of the book.
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