Imagine my shock to hear that bankers are greedy, people should have some sort of moral code, and innovation is good.
A totally absorbing story; I listened compulsively. After my long commute, I sat in the driveway listening...and then broke out the headphones to listen more indoors.
There is a wide range of interesting, layered characters. The main character, June, is especially compelling: she's a former FBI agent turned small-town cop, a mom and a grieving widow, with good insight and a wry wit. The plot was complex and interesting--it kept me guessing not only about 'who dunnit' but also about how June would overcome the obstacles in her way . I also appreciated the many witty/humorous lines and well-turned phrases throughout the book.
It reminded me of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: both books have lots of interesting characters, and a complex plot that made me want to keep reading the next chapter.
The narrator does an impressive job with the wide range of characters in the book; each character was distinctive. I thought her voicing of the suspect Marty was especially good.
One of the best books of the year.
Each sentence starts at normal volume, and then trails away, getting quieter and quieter. What's worse, the last word is often dropped altogether. If you think this gets annoying, then you're ___. See what I mean? It's really ___. Especially hard to hear in the car.
Full of solid content, fresh ideas, and new approaches to thorny problems. The authors have a good handle on the complexity and the challenges involved in difficult converations, and give many, many good strategies for the reader. I thought their examples were very realistic. The book didn't do much with how differing levels of power can affect these conversations, and that was a drawback. My only really negative criticism is that one of the narrators was much too soft spoken (the three authors share narration duties). Otherwise, a great audiobook.
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