The Ending! Unlike most other In Death books, there is an awkward and abrupt ending. The case and background is building, characters are introduced and then all the sudden its over. Very unlike the other mysteries of this series. No challenge.
Even though this book is shorter, still include the slower unfolding of the case. Don't just throw the conclusion at the readers.
Wasn't really one. The book is basically three scenes.
None! I would recommend adding scenes. If you took a single one away there wouldn't be a book.
I will be seeing if I can get a refund. There is no substance to this book and it should have been sold for $2 instead of almost $10.
I love this series but may consider skipping the .5 editions after this disappointment.
Add more suspense, intrigue, threat, etc. Perhaps after listening to the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb, this series seems lacking. I always felt completely comfortable while listening. Not at all in league with "Gone Girl" or "In Death". The clueless naive main character just seems to stumble upon the answers to the 'mystery'. Perhaps comparing her to Eve Dallas of J.D. Robb's "In Death" series is simply unfair.
I'm not sure. I've tried book two in the series to see if it gets better but so far it is pretty much the same. Dry, slow, dull. I feel no attachment to the main character and her much touted sleuthing abilities seem to be luck or just plain artificial.
The accents. The narrator is excellent with the different voices and with the proper accents. I could do without all the characters with obnoxious lisps. One was enough.
I listen to them at work, so probably. Worth the money/credit? Probably not.
Try out "In Death" if you found this book/series a bit boring.
I have not read the print version but I imagine each as its pros and cons. I enjoy holding a book and letting my imagination give the characters voices. However the narrator did a lovely job. I grew attached to Pi Patel's charming accent and way of speaking.
I suppose anything with a larger message. A psychological study of the meaning of life. Perhaps the Chronicles of Narnia in that they are both a lovely story, but hold even more enjoyment in their underlying message. I enjoyed how thought provoking Life of Pi was.
Pi Patel hands down. His accent was charming and a joy to listen to. When the book was over, I missed it.
No, but I wish that I could have.
The book is slow to start but have patience and understand that the beginning sets up the end of the book and gives you a better appreciation of Pi Patel, religion, philosophy, etc. Some might put it down in the beginning but it is absolutely worth staying with it.
I still enjoy this series and the context, however the random change in voices is notable, especially because I listen to them back-to-back. I am not sure why the change happened at Book 15, but I wish they wouldn't have. I have grown accustomed to the characters' voices and enjoyed them, until now. I hope they go back to normal in Book 16.
Peabody's voice is very noticeably altered in this book, and I hope that it will go back to normal in book 16.
Please stick to the same quality of performance of Books 1 - 15. No need to change what was already excellent.
The psychology of the killers and how Eve unravelled the case with the help of her team and husband.
Eve Dallas and Roarke. Their dynamic and team is fascinating.
All of them. Susan Ericksen performed flawlessly as she has in the past books of the series. I did not hear any differences as other reviewers stated so perhaps it was fixed. All the characters had the same voices I've come to get used to.
Absolutely, but I never can so I'm always looking forward to the next chance.
I will continue with the series.
Absolutely. Every mystery keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what unfolds.
Yes, both with the case and with Eve's personal life. I love listening to how Eve and her husband and friends deal with the cases together. The dynamic is fascinating and well developed.
Her incredibly talented performances. Even at book 11, I am always so impressed with this narrator. The author continues to add characters, and Susan Ericksen has a unique and always fitting voice for every character. She never messes up. When I read, I unknowingly give characters a certain voice in my head, and Susan Ericksen does this for you. It makes the books that much more enjoyable. I am so thankful she is the narrator for this series and hope she is until the very last book.
I would have recommended the first couple books in the series but the story line is becoming repetitive and boring in Book 4. I find myself tuning out and uninterested in finishing the book. If I do finish this book/series - it will purely be out of obligation because I 1) Spent the money/credit and 2) I've already read 3 and would like some conclusion at this point.
A different fantasy series - Just purchased the series Songs of Fire and Ice.
I can not think of one - they are fairly predictable and not suspenseful.
No, I have put the book aside and moved on to others. Not sure I will spend the time finishing this book.
Perhaps this series should have ended after book 3. I enjoyed the wit of the author and character in the first two books but it is becoming very repetitive and tired.
Listened to this audiobook in a matter of days (would have been faster if not for school and work!) Murder mystery thriller with an amazing twist! This was my first experience with author Gillian Flynn and I was very impressed. I especially enjoyed the psychological aspect and the unique perspectives from the characters. Both narrators, Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne did a perfect job. They truly gave me the impression they were actually the characters. Loved it!
If you are expecting a masterpiece with depth of characters... this is not going to be the book for you. Read a description, be aware of the genre and then go in to this series knowing exactly what you are going to get. I can't figure out why people are so surprised that the author uses simplistic language, and the character is shallow. Becca Battoe depicts her character perfectly. The entire series was very addicting and never boring.
Jewels of the Sun was exactly what you would expect of Nora Roberts. Magical story and setting yet the main character was extremely relatable. Excellent performance by Patricia Daniels.
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