It's rare for me to give 5 stars for everything, but this book deserved it. The narrator was amazing and absolutely made the book. Any short comings in the story were completely overcome by the narrator who was fabulous. The story was really good and thoroughly enjoyable. Good character development and plenty of twists. Definitely recommend it.
Just Okay. Not really that insightful of book, at least for me. It seemed more like the author was talking about her own life.
This was a really good book. It had a unique story line and the characters were good. The best part is it was a romance but didn't have all the gratuitous sex in it that so many do. The female narrator was not good at all. Flat and robotic much of the time. The male narrator was great. It did have several F bombs which weren't needed, but for $2.00 you it was well worth it.
This new narrator is horrible for the voice of the main character and the women. His voice made most of the characters sound like depressed wimps; very monotone and just horrible. The story continued and was as good as the first 2, but I almost had to return the book because of the narrator. If the mistake of keeping this guy as the narrator had continued to book 4 I would have returned the whole series and gotten them on kindle.
This was a horrible book that I find difficult to believe was written by experienced authors. Add the abominable narration and the booked was a waste of a credit. The story was far fetched and glib and the narration was practically robotic. This is the first audio book that I couldn't force myself to finish it was so bad.
It would be hard to express in words my disappointment in this book. I love Dean Koontz, he is my all time favorite author, but this is the slowest and most boring book I have ever read. I kept waiting for the book to get going and have a something of a climax but it never happened. It's as if Koontz has been abducted by alien or demonic body snatchers the book was that bad. So while I love all other Koontz books don't get this one; it was painful to listen to and I couldn't wait for it to end. If you don't want to know what happens read no further. The story is told in first person by a young African American boy who comes from a musical family and wants to be a piano man. His father is a dead beat looser who leaves his wife and kid and then hooks up with bad people who in the end make a bomb to blow up a bank so they can steal money. The boy, his son, is in the bank with friends when it blows. His best friend's sister dies and he becomes paralyzed from the waist down. Because he can identify the bad guys to the cops they come for him a few months later and his grandfather beats them with a baseball bat and the cops come to arrest them. All of that took nearly 13 hours. Do not get this book.
Koontz - please don't write another one like this. It sucked and is not nearly as great of story as you have produced in the past.
The story was just okay. The story wasn't original and the characters were not that memorable, but it wasn't bad. There were a lot, and I mean a lot, of F*** bombs which I didn't like. There were also a lot of incorrect details regarding the mentioned religion and area. The author got far more wrong than right, so be careful not to believe everything you hear; especially in regards to the religion.
The story was painfully obvious less than half way through. Other than that it was good.
The narrator is fantastic. The story is just okay, not great but not horrible. However, I don't appreciate a lot of foul language in my books, especially unnecessary bad language and this books has a lot of "F___" bombs in it that don't fit. So because the story was just barely okay and had really bad language I would recommend skipping this one.
The book is a 3/4. It has great villains and the cops are decent. The story developed well with some great twists and wasn't totally predictable. The writer couldn't pull off the heroes humor or coffee quirk though. If it had a better narrator it would have ranked higher. Its not that the narrator did a horrible job, its just that his voice was perfect for the villain who had very few lines, but retched for the hero. The narrators voice turned the image of the hero into a pathetic loser.
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