This was a quick little story. I tend to read crime fiction, but this "slice of life" story was a pleasant change of pace. I found it amusing and enjoyable, but fyi, it's not all laughs. I guess it surprised me in places too. The naration and sound quality were very good. I almost feel like summarizing by saying "it's good, if you like that kind of thing", but i know that's not much help... It is short, so no harm in trying it.
This was a story without like-able characters. Granted, the main character is thrown into quite a difficult life situation, but *everyone* is either cruel or lazy or just... disinterested. The actual mystery did have some interesting parts, but there was little to no action, and again, you had to wade thru such a pitiful group of people that it wasn't worth the journey.
I've enjoyed all of the Vrigil Flowers novels, but this is probably my least favorite. Nothing specific really, just didn't like the story as much as the last 2 i guess. Still worth a listen, and i will definitiely get the next one as well.
Good story, good characters, and good narration. Sometimes a little heavy on the "alphabet soup" of acronyms and jargon for this-or-that agency, but in all an enjoyable book.
The audio quality on this recording was poor, and it was quiet. So in order to hear, you have to turn it up so high that you hear noise. Add to the that the fact that the story was fairly dull, and not scary at all, and you have a pretty bad experience. Sorry to say that, i don't give many bad reviews, but i really disliked this one (and was stuck on a road trip with this as my companion, so not many options.)
As many have said, this really is an excellent story. If you're looking for an "action adventure", this isn't it, but it really is a thoughtful, well-written, and interesting novel. The narration was perfect as well.
I generally lean towards crime fiction, so this was quite different, but a welcome break. Yes, it's a bit long, but generally well worth it.
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