Following an accident, Monk is left injured and without memory of either the accident or his life. Struggling to find himself, he is thrown in the midst of a murder he is expected to solve in his role as a police detective. As he unwinds the death, he also unwinds the mystery of himself.
I was SO hoping for a new series to sink my teeth/ears into and William Monk will be it! I really like Davina Porter as a narrator and I'd love to learn how she prepares for a reading. Her subtle changes of voice are as good as her reading of mood and action. I am also listening to the Outlander series with Ms. Porter.
But, about this book, the development of a character with memory loss was well accomplished! His anxiety, pride, fear in discovery, complicated by the intriguing death of a charming war veteran set up an entertaining page-turner, so to speak. Plus, the ending! Thank you Ms. Perry, you have a new fan!
I'll make this short and sweet. I liked this suspenseful and multilayered story. The narrator was excellent, showing spunk and emotion that really made the characters come to life. Glad I used a credit and was not ready for it to end.
Overview of this book is this - a homicide worked by relationship phobic detectives who enjoyed a sex club relationship, tossed with Italian parents who are attempting to settle into a Hawaiian retirement.
The narrator was good, she handled accents very well and was appropriately enthusiastic as she read, but I expected more after reading the reviews - I trust reviews.
If you are thinking of listening to this book, you'll find it entertaining, it was just not enough for me.
I'm looking at my dogs, a golden retriever and a basset hound, knowing that because of them, I was suckered into buying this book. Really, look at that cover photo!
The story is typical for Rosenfelt and his Andy character. Andy is reluctantly dragged into solving a crime/representing a victim in court and trying to resolve his personal life which includes his soft spot for dogs and his lady friend.
I thought the story got a little boggy in the sorting out of the crime, but the ending of the book is worth the slowness in the middle.
One Lavender Ribbon is an easy book to listen to. The narrator is pleasant and handles different voices well. The story is a romantic fiction, involving several characters whose lives and lies have woven them together in a typical romantic fiction style. I liked the story, the twists of storyline and the resolution.
I bought this because we have just returned from a month in New Zealand and I am geeked out on anything Kiwi! This was long on romantic fiction and short on New Zealand. Realistically, I don't know how much location material you can throw into a book without having it read like a travel brochure.
Narration was good, accents accurate. I felt the story was soft and Book 1 is enough for me.
I can't remember why I bought this book, but I found it in my library and thought it would be a "soft" story to listen to between my usual slasher/spy/mystery listening habit.
As another reviewer said, I was reeled in quickly to the story of a person whose memories have been erased and how the jig-saw puzzle reconstruction of a personal history might be accomplished This is not an unusual theme, but it was told and narrated in a compelling manner, gentle yet piercing, witty and sensitive.
The narrator was excellent - and a very important part of my enjoyment of a book. In fact, that's the luxury in audiobooks - listening to the storyteller. I will definitely get another book from Liane Moriarty.
I listened to this book on a very long flight and it was ok. The story was slow mid-way, but I kept with it because I wanted to get to the suspenseful resolution. I agree with the complaints people have had about the abundance of dog training information - but that's her style, research of topics and then putting that research into writing. It did fit within the story, even if some readers were annoyed by it.
The narrator was good, a personality emerged that was distinctive.
This book was entertaining, if not the great American novel, it was ok.
This is a simple book, simple story, you've heard it before don't waste a credit.
Why, oh why did I waste a credit on this? Lame storyline, narration overkill, weak writing - ugh! I would say more, but I have wasted enough time on this book.
This is the first of 3 in this series, and it sets the stage by character development and then creating interest in them. Narration was expressive and well done. The book went quickly, it was an easy and pleasant listen.
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