I don't know who would enjoy this book. Somebody may tolerate it but NOT enjoy it
This book was my worst book purchase. It was very boring and didn't hold my interest. I stopped midway through as I couldn't invest any more time hoping the storyline would improve.
The premise of the story was captivating for my pre-Halloween ghost read. The problem was that the characters never developed into characters I cared about. Gratuitous sex scenes between, practically, strangers added nothing to the storyline. I didn't feel any connection to the maudlin characters. There are better books to spend precious time enjoying. This book I was glad when it ended. This book wasn't a good choice for me. Maybe, I'm too much drawn to characters over storyline. The storyline was interesting but the characters weren't.
Wow! For the first time, I am impressed with a book on procrastination. This book gave me reasons for why we procrastinate; which will help me to overcome some of my procrastination habit. This is the first time I heard it descibed as a self control problem, like drug abusers. I want to break free of this lack of self-control in my life. I haven't even finished the book, due to drive time not procrastination, and I have already found some success. I believe, this book offers me the most hope for sucess by first realizing why we procrastinate. Hopefully, you will find some sucess as I have!
The narrator was a distraction to the story. Many years ago, I read this book and enjoyed it. The over-theatrical narration was too distracting, too fast-paced and too energetic for my personal preference.
I was hopeful that this book, outside of my normal genre choice, would be a refreshing change of pace. It wasn't.
I love Agatha Christie but I didn't love this book. I found it too dry; it could of been all the talk of cards...which I find very uninteresting. The narrator, Hugh Fraser, is absolutely superb! Hugh Fraser's narration is what kept me from stopping midway through.
Totally absorbing story. A woman in her early sixties learns she was adopted. She hires a genealogist to discover her past. The story of her parent's past runs in parallel chapters with the genealogist current investigation. Very engaging! Totally enjoyable!
After this first listen, in the Jefferson Tayte series, I enjoyed it so much, I purchased another in the series.
Yes. To make certain I didn't miss anything and to enjoy the story again.
Yes. I couldn't wait for the story to progress.
Superb performance. Nailed the emotions of the characters.
Turn off the television and enjoy Simon Vance's narration of this engaging book.
I approached this first book, that I owned, by Nevada Barr with much hope of enjoyment. What a let down! The characters aren't likeable or interesting. With the beginning off to a slow start, I didn't give up. Half way through the book, I should of realized that I could of better spent those hours listening to a book of some interest and redeeming value; entertainment or educational. Teenagers telling spooky stories around a campfire and trying to scare each other would of been more fun than this book. I own another book by Nevada Barr (unread); but I'm in no hurry to discover if it is better than this book.
This is my fist Jo Nesbo book. It was an excellent introduction! The story hooked me almost immediately. The story line was absorbing but sometimes difficult to follow. The narrator was excellent; I always knew when he changed characters. The only issue I had was trying to keep track of all the characters in the parallel story line; which may not of been an issue had I read the book instead of listening. Considering the narration, I'm glad I listened to this book. For my next Jo book, I may decide to read it so that I may better understand the characters and their relationship to the story, quicker. Since I mostly listen to books while I'm driving, it isn't possible to write down notes.
From other reviews, I expected more. Some parts of the story was disturbing, which I didn't realize in advance and didn't expect, but overall the story was non-eventful. I'm neutral on this book. I'm not overly fond of it, nor am I'm able to recommend it. I never felt compelled to rush back to complete it; which I do when a book has hooked me. For me, it was only a "filler" book to occupy my long commute to work. The story where every adult (parents and police) accuse the children in the story of fabricating a lie isn't believable. Maybe not improbable, but not truly believable either.
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