I expected a more assertive heroine at the center of the story.
Graham. Kelley makes him sound very down-to-earth and likeable. The landlady is also fun to listen because of all the crazy ups and downs of her personality.
The main character, Colleen, comes off as insecure and weak. It's okay for everybody to feel this way in some situations, but in this case, these are the key aspects of her personality. There was no growth, no overcoming her weaknesses. She even calls herself a coward and behaves like one. It's hard to like someone (a character) that doesn't like herself. Great audio rendition, but disappointing female character.
I think so. The story covers different eras and it would be interesting to listen for more details now that I know where the story ends and I'm not worried about what will happen.
I don't want to say too much and spoil the fun for someone who hasn't listened to it, so I will just say the scene in the cemetery was my favorite. The whole atmosphere was perfectly captured by the narrator's performance.
Everything. I enjoy how she defines the characters so clearly. She also narrates with emotion and depth, and that draws you into the story.
I'm not one for stories about witches or fantasy, but I enjoyed this story very much. I found it inventive and creative and the narrator truly keeps you engaged. It's not just an empty silly story about witches, it's about family and women and their loves and losses.
Yes. The plot keeps you interested the whole time and this book tells the background story of Marco and Peyton's partnership.
How she brings the book to life. She makes you laugh, she makes you frown, she makes you gasp. No matter how much I get into a story, I never react that way when I am reading it in print.
Yes, yes, yes.
Definitely give this series a chance. You'll be rewarded. Each book gets better and better. The characters have more dimension, the stories become more complex and the narrator is fantastic. Can't wait for the audio version of the next book in the series. I was sad it was over.
The Alcott family. I enjoyed how the sisters are close and even when there seems to be a threat to the family, they act in a generous and kind way.
Her performance of Joseph. She makes him unforgettable even though he doesn't play such a major role. She also makes it very easy for the listener to visualize each scene. I particularly admire how in a story with so many characters, she makes it possible for the listener to know who is who.
I would like to know what happened next. There was a big change in the Alcott family and I'm curious to see how it all unravels.
The narrator. K. Hazen is very talented. She creates a recognizable personality for each character, and gives the story a visual quality that keeps me interested and wishing the story didn't end. I also enjoyed the parallel story of Joshua's childhood.
The way she narrates conversations among characters. You forget it's only one person telling you the story.
I've listened to all the books in the series and have enjoyed the experience very much. Each book gets better than the previous one. I particularly enjoy how the characters have grown and how they get along and deal with the terrible business of being a cop. The combination of this series and the narrator is excellent. I'm hoping there are more books coming.
Somewhere in the middle.
I would welcome a different story line that didn't have to do with the stores in the same street in Pine Hills. I am curious about the town and what else happens there.
She makes all the difference. She brings a depth and character to the story that I wouldn't be able to if I just read the book. Her performance of the dialogue makes the characters interesting and fun. She brings the story to life and I can see all the action very clearly in my head. She does a wonderful job of keeping the listener interested. This book surely benefits from her rendition.
I wouldn't say extreme, but I do find myself smiling and gasping every now and then.
The audio version definitely makes the story interesting. I honestly don't know if I would have enjoyed reading it as much as I did listening to it.
It's among the best.
An obvious comparison could be made between this book and the previous one in the series. This is considerably better. The characters are more established and the story has more elements than on book one.
I love that she brings life to the book and the characters. She doesn't just read the book, she gives each character a personality, a voice, a demeanor; she gives each situation the tempo and depth needed. Wonderfully done.
I enjoyed this a lot more than the previous one in the series. The story is more believable and the relationships among the characters are very dynamic. If you were not impressed by the previous book, give this one a chance. You will be surprised and may want to listen to the whole thing in one sitting.
Yes, I would. I don't think this book of the series is as entertaining as the first one, but it is still good company during your commute or if you have a long wait at the doctor's.
The character of Sarah is annoying in this book. She is not a character I could relate to at all. I also felt some of the story lines were left unfinished.
Kovac is a fun character to listen to, especially when he interacts with Randy.
I enjoy listening to these kind of stories. They may not always be great, but the way this narrator tells the story keeps me wondering what will happen next. The way she handles the dialogue between the characters is great, she makes you feel like you're part of the conversation.
The narrator's performance. I found myself making faces as I listened because she pulls you into the story. The story is also good, but I knew who was the "bad guy" quite early, so that took a bit of the pleasure out of it.
I think Randy was my favorite. Not complicated, just an honest guy faced with a conflict. Maggie is also one of my favorites, she's a fun character.
Yes, I have. I think so far this is my favorite.
I am new to the audiobook experience, and I am enjoying it very much. I enjoy the work of narrator Kelley Hazen, because she really brings the books to life. If I were reading the book, I may put it down, but the audio book version makes you want to listen to the whole thing in one go.
Not sure, because of the fact that it is a mystery story. I like following the story to figure out who did it and now I know what happened. f it were a different genre of book, probably yes.
Sometimes, because I wanted to know if my suspicions were right.
I enjoyed the tone given to the narration. It reminded me of an old fashioned detective movie in black and white. Her portrayal of the characters also makes the book more compelling, it keeps you interested and wanting to know what will happen next.
I thought some legal aspects were not completely believable, but still found the story enjoyable. I admire how Kelley Hazen creates such a distinct personality for each character and adjusts the rhythm and tone of her voice depending on the situation. You can tell she is a pro. I especially enjoyed how she narrated the scene in which the husband finds his wife lying on the bathroom floor.
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