This book reminds me of when I taught and you had to repeat things at least 3 times in order for the kiddos to retain it. This is what Linda Howard did, over and over and over again. I got to where when she would go off on one of her LONG repeats of something she had already told us, I would have to fast forward it. I wanted to scream "I get it! You lost your husband and you love your kids. I GET IT!!" There are other things, but I don't want to spoil it for other. And, then, when she had run out of things to say, she throws in graphic sex scenes...I mean, I'm no prude by any means, but really, Linda? The story is a bit absurd, too. And, the ending...OMG!! I am going to ask for my credit back because the ending sucked. All of a sudden, after all the struggle, it's over and everyone lives happily ever after. It ended, BOOM, just like that!!
No, just Linda Howard books!
Dick Hill can do no wrong in my book. Joyce Bean was really good, except when she did the children's voices...like fingernails on a chalkboard. I have NEVER heard a child talk like that....ever....and I taught for 20 years!!
Please, Lord, NO!
I just think you should spend your credit on a book with a better story line....lit went from believable to totally absurd!! And, the ending, albeit, happy for the majority of the people is weak, weak, weak. It;s like Linda Howard just ran out of steam or words because she used all of them repeating her characters thoughts...sheesh!
Well, I am a big Kathy Reichs fan and especially of her Dr. Brennan books, but this one was not one that I couldn't wait to get back to. It had sooooooooo many names, I lost track and finally just glossed over when they started saying all these names, especially the French ones. It wasn't her best, but it was a Reichs book!
Less names...don't bring back a particular character, it added nothing and it could have been wrapped up about an hour before it ended.
Yes, because she has done most of the Kathy Reichs as written, if not all.
Let me put it this way...I fell asleep 5 different times when listening to this book, so it really didn't nor does it inspire to do anything except to hope for a better books next time.
If you are a Kathy Reichs fan, listen to this it's worthy, then you can draw your own conclusion. But, be warned there are a lot of names!!
Yes, I would! It has it all...crime, romance, history, drama....you name it.
The Mole People
Alex....at the end....Alex...in the middle and Alex...at the beginning. I don't want to give anything away...like some people!!!
The whole story about Grand Central Station
I read one review that said this book was boring and had too many details. Okay, then they must not have EVER read or listened to a Linda Fairstein book. That's what she does...she take a landmark in New York and creates a story around it and the whole time you are learning so much about the history of New York. I live in AZ, so NY is as foreign to me as Europe. I found it very interesting and very well done. So, to the naysayers I say, "Settle down and actually listen to this book and you just might LEARN something!"
I have listened to all of Andrew Peterson's books and this is by far the least interesting. I kept waiting for him to get on with it. I didn't like this book at all.
If Andrew will stick to stick to the type of format he was using, then, yes, I would listen again. We have heard more than enough about Nicaragua and a whole book devoted to it and not only that, he jumped from one thing to another.
Listen to Andrew Peterson's other books and skip this one. Sure there is Nathan doing his thing and being the hero, but it was boring.
The old Patricia Cornwell style of EXCITING characters!!!
Quit making the characters such whiners.
I have listened to Kate Reading before and have loved her narration, but maybe she had such a terrible book to work with that she just seemed to drone on. Each sentence ended with the same tone.
I can't see why anyone would think this is Patricia Cornwell's best yet is obviously playing devil's advocate. I was half way through the book before Patricia even got to work on the case. I wasted a credit and I probably won't ever listen to another Patricia Cornwell book.
I love Judy Kaye! I could listen to her all day long, oh, I HAVE listened to her all day long!!!
Most definitely. If she quits writing after "Z", I would hate to think I listen to or read the other 23. She just kind of droned on too much on this book and skipped around a bit much.
The scene at the end. I won't give anything away, like some people do in these reviews. They have ruined more books for me!!
I laughed...Judy Kaye's sarcasm is the best there is!!
She just kind of droned on too much on this book and skipped around a bit much and she didn't tie up all the loose ends. And, it skipped around too much....she would be on one subject and then, she'd start on another character out of the blue. I guess what I'm trying to say is, her Segway from one subject or group of character to another was a bit erratic. I kept thinking, "Did anyone proof read this book before they published it?"
If I say, it will ruin it for those who have not listened to it yet!
Barbara does a great job...once you get used to the raspy voice for Mike!
I LOVED all the details that Linda Fairstein gave about Central Park. Wow, I never knew there was so much history to it. Linda Fairstein always give a lot of background and historical information in her books, but I was so intrigued by Central Park and the ending was GREAT!
J.A. Jance finally stated to develop the characters more. It didn't drag along like her last Ali Reynolds book. It had action, character development and it was exciting to listen to.
I wouldn't call it extreme, although I was extremely happy that I didn't have to ask for my credit back like I did the last A.R. book. It was just a good listen.
If you hated the last A.R. book, fear not, this one will not disappoint.
You betcha! I love the series and Carolyn McCormick does such a great job narrating and really brings the characters to life.
I can't think one that comes close to this book or this series. It was written for Young Adults and I am way, way past that classification! But, my daughter who was 30 at the times, said, "Hey, Mom, you like the Twilight series, you will probably like this one". She was right! Sometimes I like books that are guilty pleasures...you just listen to them and enjoy them for what they are. Kathy Reichs "Virals" series is a good one...as is, Harlan Corben's Mickey Bolitar series.
I have favorite narrators, like Dick Hill, Scott Brick and I will listen to anything that Carolyn McCormick reads. She just makes the characters come to life.
When they had to go back...I'll leave it at that because I hate it when people give away critical things in their reviews.
I read and listened to the whole series, oh, and saw the movie for "The Hunger Games"....it's just an entertaining book and series!
Not much...okay maybe the last 1/8th of the book.
Get Len Cariou back or even Dick Hill. This Michael McConnohie got a little better as the book went on, but I wouldn't buy anything he read again. That's why I haven't listened to quite a few of Harlan Coben's Myron Bollitar books because of the horrible narrator.
I don't think the story did anything to tie together the last 20 years....I think it was just a new starting point for Michael Connelly. It was one of the most boring books I have ever listened to of his. Seriously, only about the last 1/8th of the book is worth listening to. I was SO looking forward to this book only to be severely disappointed.
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