Mediocre authors should be queuing up for David Colacci to be their narrator. He certainly did an excellent job with this far fetched plot and actually made the package quite entertaining and enjoyable. This was a story you always knew was a story; not once did it become credible and if you can accept that then there is no reason not to enjoy this excellently read crime romp.
I loved the fact that Marty, our hero, was a real live - well partially - person. Of, course, the book was well written otherwise or I wouldn't have given it 4 stars. The character development was very good and I enjoyed the pace of the book which although did not have me sitting on the edge of my chair, interested me and entertained me all the way. I liked the ending which did not feel contrived and had a 'realness' about it. I look forward to the next books in this series.
Thoroughly recommend this crime series to all those who enjoy them.
If it had not been written.
why George Guidall ever lowered his standards to narrate this book, we will likely never know.
if you're an intelligent person, don't be tempted to buy this, you will regret it.
No, I don't think so. All my friends are nice people.
in one respect please; I was please it was finished, on the other hand I don't appreciate cliffhangers, but, at least, I had the triology.
Yes, he was excellent.
mmmmm, yes, quickly read the next books.
Quickly paced suspense thriller in the truest sense. There's always something - awful - happening; murder and mayhem abound. If you're into torture, pain, and death, this is the book for you. If you're a tad squeamish, don't buy it. Nothing like the Pines series.
oh, absolutely, I will certainly listen to this book again. I found it a thrilling and intriguing listen and, possibly, one of the best books written by Tana French so far. It had me all the way. Tana French is possibly one of the best novelists writing today. The way she can twist and turn the English language is a delight and this book is no exception. The dialogue between the teenage proponents is fascinating and it's interesting to see the English language evolve from one generation to the next. This psychological drama illustrates how idealized things which are important to us in our youth stagnate and fall away as we become older and more cynical, things like loyalty, friendship, trust, and love. The teenage girls on one hand illustrate these ideals and the police force and Hollie's parents depict the contrast to these teenage ideals.
This book is far more than a murder mystery. It is a very rich book full of ideas about the world through the young's eyes and how our world view changes as we grow older. It is beautifully written, as all Tana French's books are. Although not many of the reviews here are flattering, I, luckily, read none before I listened to this book. I hope you only read mine.
In the top 100. I've listened to thousands.
Anna Bentinct's performance is faultless. She is a talented actress who can foil you into believing you are listening to a number of different narrators. She is so good, I will look out especially for her other books.
I have labeled this book a horror story in my heading because it is, but not one you're used to reading in that genre. It's a horror story because it is so believable and by a quirk of fate could happen to any of one us, as illustrated by the two girls who come from extraordinarily different backgrounds. It also depicts how most of us take things at face value without really questioning facts. We believe what the newspapers and TV news tells us. We make judgements, we condemn, and in effect we may, too, kill. Brilliant story, brilliantly read. Can't recommend more highly. Thanks Alex Marwood for this great read.
i just couldn't get into it
all of them
don't waste a credit unless you love 'from down south' whiny narrators
A nice romp!
I have these strange and dangerous thoughts !!
I quite enjoyed this book and would classify it as lighted hearted. I did not find this book horrifying at all; maybe occasionally a little grotesque. Perhaps I have become desensitised by watching the likes of CSI on the tele, but the mortuary scenes scenes were not at all shocking the way they were portrayed in such an everyday manner. In fact, I found the book rather amusing, especially when the supernatural elements appeared in the form of 'the demon' disguised as the old neighbour. What this demon serial killer did to his victims I read in the same humorous vein as the demon himself was described. I will buy the second in the series and again look forward to a nice light hearted 'horror.' Perhaps I'm a psychopath too (hehehe)!!
No one, The narrator, Abby Craden, should do jail time for most awful job I have ever heard. Please don't give up your day job Ms Craden. It was almost satirical, the way she read this book. It was so bad it was almost funny, almost !!
A gifted performer may have improved the book a lot, but would have needed to be exceptionally gifted, but I'll never know!!
No - luckily I should get my credit back
Please, please please, don't waste a credit unless you want to give as a gift to someone you don't like.
Apart from the fact that the book was well written and the characters well developed, Martyn Waites' performance was sublime; one of the best readers of audiobooks, he really brought this book to life.
Cleverly written, to keep the reader/listener on the edge of their seat. This was accomplished by telling different stories from the personal points of view of the various characters who played pivotal parts, in two separate criminals' murderous deeds, which cleverly come together in the end.
Absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller, suspense.
I loved the way the story, for the most part, was told through the eyes of a musically gifted 9 year old boy. I also loved the way the characters were portrayed though his eyes, particularly the Japanese gentleman who lived in the upstairs flat who become Jonah's surrogate father.
Korey Jackson was 'the book.' He performed it so well, his reading became seamless with the story itself. His slight African American accent suited the story perfectly.
good ultimately defeats evil
Loved this sensitive book. Koontz just gets better and better with age, like a good wine. He no longer needs heavy servings of the supernatural to smack you in the face and gets his message across now with smaller, more delicate helpings which are far more satisfying. I rate this one as his best so far.
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