I thought this book would NEVER end. Why I finished it, I know not. Guess after investing so much time in it, I figured I'd hang in till the end. First of all, the narrater was excellent. Her various accents added much to the humor of the story. The writer is also way above average - many, many funny moments, great character development. Yet the story was just a waste. I kept waiting for a tidy ending - it never happened. Suffice it to say, I was relieved and glad to be finished with this.
Not good, not bad......rather blah. The reader left much to be desired and the story line was a bit disjointed. I finished it but can't give more than 2 stars.
Can't figure out how this one made the NY Times Best Sellers list. I gave it about a 3.5 hour listen and decided to cut my losses. It drones on and on and I was never able to figure out where it might be going. I rarely chuck a book yet this one was too dull, the names to difficult to remember, the plot too muddy, and the accents to absurd to bother with.
Just not all that.....could have been reduced to about a 3 hour listen.
This is the first Audible listen in years that I've ditched after hours of listening. Reviews of this book all indicated it was a good choice but for me, it was torture! There were just too many unclear subplots. It was hard to figure out who was who with all the French names and nicknames. After about 6 hours I decided I didn't care how the woman died or who killed her. I just wanted to be over it. I guess if you're a fan of this author or had read previous Gamache books, you may have insight I didn't have. As noted in the beginning of this review - enough is enough of this one!
You've read one, you've read the all -
This was an excellent listen. The narrator made the characters come to life. The descriptions and story line were top notch. As long as it is, I wished it could have gone on even longer.
A nice, easy story - just not as interesting as previous listens. The main characters are all present and the reader is excellent. Worth the download; still, not as good as previous #1 Women's Detective Agency books.
So many talented authors write one excellent book after the other, they peak, and are replaced by yet another talented author. This may be the the falling action phase for Grisham. I've long been a fan of his and was so disappointed with this one. As other reviews have pointed out, the ending was flat. It was as if Grisham became bored with the entire plot and just wanted to end it so he could go the Islands for a break. If your a new Grisham reader, this may appeal to you. Do, however, read his earlier work. Only 2 stars (and one is because I have so enjoyed Grisham in the past).
If you truly are a cat lover and want to sit through endless dialogue between 2 cats and a dog,this is the book for you. Everyone else may want to pass. I've read many other books by this author and have enjoyed them. I doubt her co-author cat will win her any awards on this one. Really quite stupid.
In the entire time I've been an Audible listener (7 years), I've only ditched one other book. This is worse than that one was. It's so pointless I won't bother to say any more than DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME.
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