Samuel Gilles could not ruin this book, although he really tried. His stiff plumy accent made most of the characters sound priggish. Although he did a good job with the local accents they still sounded wooden and pompous. Charles Todd???s well thought out story and brilliant characters draw the listener into the action. I really enjoyed the book, but will think twice about buying any other books narrated by Samuel Gilles.
An excellent story very well thought out. The characters are interesting and well drawn. Deaver use continues to develop his use of visual language. I really enjoyed this book. The only draw back I found was the narrators habit of pronouncing w as in weapon with a soft wh sound like wheapon. I found it annoying, but things like that just irritate me. A minor flaw in an excellent performance.
I really enjoyed the story of Nancy Wake. This book was well written and the narration was very well done. I could not stop listening and almost completed the book on the first day I had it. Unfortunately my Mp3 player ran down and I had to recharge the battery. I truly appreciated the no frills approach to the realities of war, and the respect the author showed for the attitudes of the day; neither apologizing for the anger many people felt toward the German people and their supporters nor trying to bring modern rationalization to bear on the role those people played in the war. I would recommend this book to anyone and will!
I bought this book on a recommendation from Audible. I enjoyed it a lot. Charles Todd did an excellent job creating believable characters and crafting a story that hangs together well. Although I had an idea who the guilty party was I was uncertain until the end. A really excellent book! I look forward to reading and listening to other books by Charles Todd.
Reading Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" was a Christmas tradition that fell by the way side while I was in college. Tim Kerry's rich and versatile reading was a joy to the ear. The performance brought a deeper understanding and appreciation of the story.
I have never read or listened to anything else by this author so maybe those books were not as bad. I found the narration to be excellent. About a quarter of the way through the story I lost all sympathy for the main character. He lacked purpose in a story that was supposed to center around his thoughts feelings and actions. Things happened to him and around him, but he merely existed and took up space. The house was never develop as a presence in the story. The action involving the house comes across as a collection of odd events rather that creating tension and a sense of purpose. About three quarters of the way through I lost all respect for the main character. Who is reduced to indecision at a point when any person with any hint of a moral compass would have had a clue as to how to act. I am sorry I wasted my money and time on this book and will never finish it.
I truly enjoyed this book. The characters were carefully developed until each one breathed with life. The story is rich with detail, texture, and slow moving ease. George Guidall brings his genuine gift as a story teller drawing us in and adding dimension and accessibility to the characters. A very good listen.
I have always enjoyed the In Death series. Truth be told I never read anything by Nora Roberts and was unaware that J. D. Robb was one of her pen names until I was hooked. This book is well written as usual and an excellent listen. That being said I have deeply enjoyed Susan Ericksen's wonderfully flexible narrating style. She has done an excellent job giving the different characters within the story a unique voice; until this book I have appreciated the fact that she has never over done Roark's accent. It seem as though she has been playing around with her interpretation of several different characters in the last few books. My thought is leave perfection alone.
This book is a prime example of why I normally buy unabridged books. I admire the clear thought process of Jonathan Kellerman, but this title was so badly butchered there was no story line. Whole segments are obviously missing. The book hardly starts before we are jumping to the thrilling conclusion with no clue how we got there. It was a waste of money.
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