Although I enjoyed the storeyline, I'm afraid the narrator took the enjoyment out of the audible experience for me. She kept putting me to sleep with a dull monotone voice. She had a higher pitch for females and lower pitch for males, but all the females sounded alike and the same for the males. I had to keep checking to see who was talking because you just couldn't tell one from another.
I enjoy Kay Hooper books, and the story here wasn't one of my favorites, but still enjoyed it.
Nothing short of another narrator would have helped the performance.
Lots of suspense building, but a little predictable ending.
Loved it...a nail biter from beginning to end.
One of my favorite authors, always leaving her readers breathless and waiting for the next thriller.
ANother fine example of how CAtherine Coulter can grab you on page one and not let you up for air till the last chapter. Suspence., humor, disgust, anger and. thrilling are just a few words to describe this storey. Its a fun ride from start to finish and the narration was an excellent asset.
I love blood and gore books, turns out I have a cut off point though! Don't get me wrong...I loved it, but a few times it was so gross that I had to lay it aside for a day and read something else to get me out of this story! You definitely need endurance to get to the end of this book!
Made me shiver....cant get much more enjoyable than that.
OMG! It was like watching the movie, I could picture every slobbering, greasy character just from his portrayal of them. Even the grandmother had a very endearing portrayal kind of like Katherine Hepburn.
I was definitely moved when Miles got his hand sawed off and handed to him and the sinister doc started eyeballing what to sever next....ewwwww EWW!
I am glad it is finished....in a good way. Now a nice old fashioned detective story would be nice....
I loved the storyline, however it was a little hard to keep up at times. It bounced from one female character to another without coming up for air, which left me confused at times. It was fast paced and a bit of a roller coaster ride from highs to lows throughout the story. Definitely a really good listen!
A good compatible voice for the story, but I would have liked some clue that we were now changing to another character. I loved the gentle voice of the rescuer, it really added to the ambiance of the situation.
Yes, I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out who the serial killer was.....imagine my surprise!
The ENDING? Oh you will want to see for yourself, so no clues!
Catherine, baby, work with me here! A cheesy line...for an even cheesier story line and extra cheesy narration!
Catherine Coulter has always been one of my favorite authors with books that grip you from beginning to end. This book, however, was so full of unbelievable characters and silly situations that I just could NOT get into it. I get that the main character was attractive, but does every character in the story have to drool and swoon over him....even his sister comments about his looks...get over it!
The narrator was so over the top, with so many accents thrown into the mix, it was hard to focus on the actual story. From the syrupy southern belle to the Pink Panther french accents
and the sister that sounded like a ten year old child, it was hard to imagine any of them in this story.
UHH! Where do I begin....to cut scenes from this book, I would have to give away too much of the story to other readers.
When the book is listed as an FBI thriller, I'm excited and expect to be thrilled.... this was not a thriller. Somewhere in among all the silly character portrayals there was probably a good detective story at most. Will still watch for the next Catherine Coulter novel, but please....choose another narrator who will not deter from the story.
A more believable voice for the main character, Lacey. She is supposed to be a dental medical examiner, handling corpses and what is left of their teeth, yet she sounds like a whiney pre-teen on a lot of occasions. This is really apparent when talking to Jack, almost had to put the book down at times, but scooted over the unbearable parts instead. Then having that same voice using swear words was really pushing it.
I MAY be willing to try another book but the description would certainly have to sound exceptional for me to try another one and at a very low price as I would rather use my credits on someone I know I enjoy.
No, the performance was not believable at all, lacking emotion where there should be adult emotions shown, but there over the top and whiny at other times.
I would cut Kelly, way too unbelievable in the situations she was supposed to have lived through. I would also cut Alex. He added nothing to the story and I am still trying to understand why he was even introduced into the story.
It was an alright story, if there were not so many things that were not believable. I could go into them, but would have to give away too much of the story to those who may like it.
My grandmother or any elderly person who can relate to this type of scene. Well written in that, you can visualize what is happening, but so far fetched, it becomes silly. I bought this book on sale...but should not have bothered trying something new!
No, once was definitely enough of this style of story for me. I will watch for this author so I don't end up with another book that I cannot even get to the third chapter on...and even getting that far was torture.
No, even the performance was most unenjoyable!
Just could not get into the story right from the beginning, the recipes included in the story of a murder mystery....are you serious! That was the last straw! What do recipes for what they are serving at the party have to do with anything???
Sometimes you step outside your comfort zone and are pleasantly surprised to find another author you enjoy.....and sometimes it does not pay...guess which one this was for me!
No, the only reason I would listen to this again would be to find out the ending....which I already know. The narrator was not entertaining enough to make me want to hear it again. Prefer to hear more emphasis, and more of Mickeys southern drawl which makes him more believable. The slow mundane reading put me to sleep on more than one occasion. But the story kept me coming back.
I liked Earl, because he had a flair that added a little color to the story.
Explained in the first question's answer.
Yes, but don't want to give away any details to ruin it for others. I will say, after the car accident.
Love the Mickey Haller stories and the way the author can have so many story lines going on in his head, and then bring them all together at the end to create such an interesting story. Very enjoyable.
I would rank this book as a three against all the books I have listened to, because it is not as realistic as some I have read. However in the thriller genre only list, I would list it as a four because of its entertaining thrill factor.
One character did not stand out from the rest. They all had their roles in the family and all had their secrets to uphold to protect the other family members.
My first Dan Butler performance was well executed. He made it an enjoyable listen.
YOU TELL....YOU DIE!
I love thrillers that actually thrill! This one measured up and was exhillerating. You will love being pulled from scene to scene!
Someone who has an analytical mind and enjoys all that extra information and minute details on the scientific aspect of this story. I don't need the breakdown and results of tests that the ordinary person knows nothing about, just the results will do me just fine.
Dragged on and on. It even bordered on a cyber story at one point. Became a little unbelievable when a formula that was supposed to be capable of taking out half the world, was able to be contained within a room with strong walls and security system
The reaction most sparked in me was boredom. I kept falling asleep and had to keep going back to see where I dosed off.
A long suffering book that could have been a decent listen if it was shortened to just the main story line.
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