Best: the interaction among characters; least: the narrator.
Yes, but only if it is read by another narrator.
Not necessarily - the author apparently didn't "feel" a follow-up as she finished this one neatly, not leaving any characters "cliff-hanging."
This narrator made the principal character, Ellen - who is described as young, beautiful, etc., sound as if she and her elderly friend Hermione were the same age - which is strange inasmuch as she did well with the other younger characters, i.e., Jojo, Simon, Suzie.
Sorry, I don't have enough imagination to answer this question, which perhaps should have been addressed to Ms. Gabaldon by her publisher. It appears to have begun and ended as various story-board ideas for a book when suddenly a deadline loomed and all of the ideas were dumped into her computer allowing the characters free-will to develop as they printed out ~~ the result being a total mess ~~ virtually incomprehensible !!
As usual, Davina Porter's narration was perfection !! However, one gets a hint of boredom even in her voice as Ms. Gabaldon drones on and on describing Claire's "amazing" beauty, her outstanding medical knowledge and skill ~~ as well as an "oh, yeah ?" under-tone over Jamie's tireless battlefield experience, and how masterfully he manages note-worthy historical characters such as George Washington, etc.
Sorry, but there are simply too many characters in this audiobook; therefore anyone who had not suffered the misfortune of listening to it could not relate to a specific character.
I can not recall being this bored since elementary school when first reading the history of the American Revolution, but truly believe my teachers presented a more interesting portrayal of the events than Ms. Gabaldon, and I regret wasting my money on this audiobook !!
Perhaps if Mr. Tropper had written it on a postcard instead of this pitiful attempt of a novel.
Not sure, but it will certainly be more cheerful and fun than this mess !!
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic !!!
Only for someone who enjoys hour after hour of sorrow, loss, misery, etc., etc.
Sorry I wasted this month's credit on it !!
The reviews were over-the-top and the outline (there is no story here) is incredibly silly ~~ flowers, demanding brides, property renovations, etc., the "poor me" whining of the main character AND dogs !!!! Issues which usually are associated with teenage girls. Impossible to believe this mess was written by Mary Kay Andrews !!
I've been a fan since her first book was published and will probably buy another audio, but only after reading the printed version from my local library.
From my POV, her narration was perfect for the immature and childish Cara.
Anger at myself for spending the money !!!
Another narrator !!!
Have read print copies of the series and loved them all !!
Her female voices were, well ~~ okay even if it was difficult to tell which character was speaking, but the males ~~ OMG !! Nash and Sebastian were absolutely horrible !!
Disappointment ~~ couldn't finish listening to audio.
Happy it was a sale item and didn't have to waste a credit.
There are too many characters ~~ many of whom have no obvious relationship to the story ~~ she could have eliminate some of them and given serious development to the remainder. The principals at the core of the book are Emmett Justice who is described as "charismatic", but appears totally devoid of any personality whatsoever. He spends the majority of the novel "improving" everything about his new wife Helen ~~ her speech, her grammar, her manner of dress, etc. Her obsession to please him and be accepted by his Highland "social" friends renders her unable to see how demanding and emotionally abusive he treats her. She is so busy cooking for all these people, so they won't hate her for marrying him, that she doesn't even appear to be aware of his infidelities until the end of the book, although it was obvious to the reader from the beginning.
As an outline for a novel, the concept may have been good, but the characters required work to make them interesting.
I cannot think of any narrator (or even a group of them) who could have saved this one.
In the future, I will read the printed book first and not just reviews. Moonrise is not a mystery, it is a mess !! The reviewers who found the story even remotely similar to "Rebecca" either did not understand the premise of that fine old classic, or were as alcohol-soaked as Ms. King's characters in this book.
Yes ~~ have been a fan of Martha Grimes and the Richard Jury series for over 20 years, but for some reason missed The Old Silent ~~ am now grateful for small favors !! Have seldom been so disappointed in a book !! It was not a "mystery" ~~ more an anthology of early R&B artists (John Coletrane, Charlie Parker, etc.). Unless the listener has a particular interest in that genre, please do not waste a credit on this one.
Steve West's narration was, as always, wonderful !!
She could have stayed with her tried and true formula of Jury and his friend Melrose Plant investigating and solving the "mystery" behind the murder ~~ The Old Silent does not credit either man with the keen intelligence displayed in her other books; in fact, Plant's actions and language are rather idiotic ~~ here he behaves and sounds like Aunt Agatha !!
The characters living or visiting The Old Silent were totally devoid of interest or purpose to the overall story and the confusing abrupt changes in locales made it impossible to nominate a "favorite."
None of which I am aware.
Would not even know where to begin
Can't imagine any narrator who could have saved this one
Could not finish this one ~~ if Drew uttered the word "darling" once more, would have found me screaming !!!
Wanted and expected more "Lincoln Lawyer" Mickey Haller ~~ what the author delivered was pre-law lectures on court procedures, subpoenas, etc. and unbelievable stunts ~~ boring stuff !!
Well, books involving Mickey's step brother Harry are generally most entertaining.
He's always at the top of his game ~~ unfortunately, he didn't have much of a story to narrate here.
Too many to enumerate.
Sorry I wasted a credit on this one.
Another narrator !!
All of Peter Mayle's novels ~~ wish Audible would acquire rights to Hotel Pastis (sp. ?)
Stephen Weber, Eric Conger, James Daniels, Jonathan Davis, Paul Michael ~~ almost any other with the exception of Dick Hill who is so awful I refuse to purchase any audio read by him ~~ but that complaint is not relevant to this review.
I have read all of Peter Mayle's wonderful books and especially enjoyed them, so it was exciting to see this one listed among Audible's collection ~~ did not have a credit available, but purchased it anyway as the story should have made a delightful listening experience ~~ a poor judgment call to waste the money !!!!
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