This book is terrible. I have liked Sandra Brown in the past, but I will hesitate before wasting a credit on another book by her. The plot involves a book within a book and both of them are shallow, pointless and badly written. The narrator makes it even worse, if it's possible, by doing some very bad accents and making everyone sound really old and dim-witted, even during scenes that are meant to be sexy. I have been listening to audible books for about 3 years and this is the first one bad enough to prompt me to write a review.
This book is a depressing, unrealistic collision of horribly unlikeable characters. It started like a polictical commentary on Safe Haven laws and went downhill from there.
In 3 years of loving audible books, this is the first one I literally could not finish. It sounded so creepy and I am a twin, so I thought I would love it. The story got off to a very slow start, the twins are very hard to relate to, and the chapters with the male narrator were told from a wierd perspective ("you realize the plane is out of control"). I thought only the plane crash scene would have this 2nd person voice and that it was a way to distance the character from the events, but when that perspective continued into the present-day narration and the wife and twins continued not to develop, I finally gave up.
This audiobook was amazing. I found myself talking about it to anyone that would listen.
It was very true to life and had me asking the same questions I have when real wives "went missing" in the news....what really happened, is she dead, did he kill her, what was going on in their house leading up to this, who is only involved for publicity after the fact?
I love the way the story unfolded. It starts out with Nick but is narrated in a play-by-play sort of way so that you don't get background or his thoughts or anything. Even though it's first-person perspective, I kept getting surprised by things he failed to "mention" in his story.
Then you meet Amy, through her diary, and she is truly amazing but not always in a good way.
I gave it only 4 stars because I thought the very end was less than satisfactory after building up to it all those hours.
The book started with three separate plots and sets of characters, but they soon merged in a very imaginative way. I really liked the plot, didn't guess the ending, and loved every twist all the way to the end of the book.
Scott Finn is a great new character and I've already downloaded the next audiobook in the series.
I know George Guidall is a great narrator - I love the way he does the Walt Longmire series, but I didn't think he was perfect for this book. The Boston setting and educated characters would have been better served with a younger, more sophisticated voice. I had to keep reminding myself not to picture them the way he made them sound.
Sherrif Longmire is so laid-back...good at his job but not obsessed with it. His friendship with Henry is endearing because they've been friends so long and are not mushy about it, but you know they would do anything for each other. There is a bit of romance in this one, mixed in with a very good mystery.
The narration is perfect for this book. Guidall's voice sounds older and rural and there was no doubt which character was talking.
I can't wait to "read" the rest of the series. This one's a keeper.
I absolutely loved this book! I got it because it was on sale, but I'm glad I did. The hero of the book is so believable and the narrator sounds exactly like he should. I don't know anything about safecracking or picking locks, but it sure seems like this author does, from the details of those feats.
I could not wait to get off work each day and see what Mike was doing (on my way home from work)! The "love story" in the book is so compelling. The book was pretty tense in places and I kept thinking that it could not have a good ending, but I was pleasantly surprised.
This book is not my usual fare, so my rating is probably biased. I bought this one on sale, and it was just OK. The summary is very misleading. The flirtation with the girl at prep school was a very small part of the book. Most of the book described the lineage of the hero/heroine and how the genetic defect developed. It did have interesting parts, and I learned a lot about Greek/Turkish history and the 50's-60's in Detroit. The narrator did a good job capturing the accents and personalities of the characters. If you read the book and wait for a climax, or the breathtaking ending DON'T. The way the book starts is the way it finishes.
I absolutely love both of Karin Slaughter's series and this book merges the two! This is the best audiobook I've listened to yet. The story was amazing, and the narration was perfect. The narrator's southern accent is just right, not over the top like some books I've listened to. The subtle differences when she does the older female characters was so dead-on!
The author is so compassionate with her characters that I am able to relate to every single one. The mystery in this book is not the most plausible one yet, but defintely entertaining, tense, and unpredictable.
If you haven't read (or listened to) Karen Slaughter before, I would recommend starting from the beginning. This book can stand alone, but it gives away a lot about the previous books and is even better if you already know the characters from her previous work.
I just finished this one, because I believe it's the first Lucas Davenport book and I wanted to start a new series but not in the middle. I'm not sure it's necessary to read them all but I'm looking forward to reading more. Even though the book was written in 1988 it was "dated" enough to matter and I'm glad I started from the beginning. The narrator is not great, esp. on the female voices, which all sounded really whiny, but he isn't bad enough to ruin the audio book.
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