Sometimes those 3 for 2 sales do work out...
Three friends become partners in a coffee shop. On opening day, one friend is found dead and the other two girls become suspects.
The story moves quickly. Great snarky dialogue and fun relatable characters. The ending is a bit abrupt, but it doesn't leave you hanging.
The narration was good.
Not sure I would have tried these books on my own, but I will keep going with this enjoyable series.
With this book, Jodi Picoult has quite simply outdone herself. This was perfect from inception to execution. The character development was complete. The research and educational components was enthralling and the plot twist left me speechless. I was captivated. This is quite simply the best book I've listened to all year.
Now this is what a romance novel is supposed to be.
The story was simply enchanting.
The narration was superb. The Scottish accent wasn't over used and did not detract from the story.
Absolutely credit worthy.
A teen is killed in a single car accident ...but was it an accident? Or was it murder?
Rather than being a story where the book centers around the mystery, this book is a sweet tale which centers around the lives of Deborah and Dwight, there families and town as they prepare for Christmas. The mystery is woven into there story not the other way around. This book is not hard hitting suspense but more like finding a soft fluffy kitten in your christmas stocking on Christmas morning.
At the same time, I must say the narration was off putting. It's the speed and the deliberate cadence with which she reads the book. The lilting almost sing song affect, the frequent pauses for emphasis where there shouldn't be any and the leisurely turtle like speed at which she reads the story.
Although I liked the story, the narration was just extremely tedious.
I have an average attention span and a wide genre of tastes in audio books. I just couldn't get into this book.
If you read the reviews, a lot of comments about the narration and the narrator's Irish accent. The richness of the accent used was kinda like a double piece of chocolate cake with warm fudge frosting, in other words, way too much of a good thing.
However, My problem with the story lies in the amount of superfluous Irish folklore. It was interesting. But it felt like listening to two or three different stories. One story rooted in folklore and another story rooted in the present day murder.
My second problem lies in the depth of development given to extraneous minor characters. For example, I may need to know who that Character X found the body, but I'm just not sure I needed to know about this Character X's entire history when it is in no way relevant to the main story. The depth that the author to provide information about this minor character, ends up taking away from the real story.
For me it all just got muddled and murky. With some editing, this could have been a great book.
From the initial "meet cute" when our heroine Jessica, a self employed book reviewer / blogger, clumsily stumbles directly into the arms of her billionaire, Asher...you get the feeling it's all been done before and that it's been done much better.
The character development is almost non existent. We have no idea why Asher is the way he is...We aren't sure why he and Jeremy are friends. Or even why Asher and Jessica fall in love?
The narration is extremely tedious. It's almost choppy and robotic. The voices are annoying.
In the end, the plan to devastate our hero and cause untold financial ruin, can be solved by Terminex???? It's absolutely and unequivocally preposterous and NOT in a good way.
This was a great listen. You won't regret the use of a credit. Loved the characters. Highly recommended
Where to begin?
Elise is a former party girl who has been spoiled by her parents until they stop there financial support. Lucien is a former companion who feels that she would benefit from some discipline.
The discipline concept being very similar to 50 shades right down to the riding crop and of course we find out that Elise is actually a virgin. (Oh Lucien....How could you have been so mistaken)
It's not that the similarities are of overwhelming in plot but in style. Still worth a listen except for one thing ...narration. It really is that bad. I understand that the main characters are from France but the accent or affect or dialect is so overdone that you literally will miss words. It's more than merely off putting.
From the beginning it seemed that the odds were stacked against Elizabeth / Abigail created as a genetic experiment and raised by a cold, distant nightmare of a mother. In a fit of teenage rebellion Elizabeth fabricates fake id's to get into a club .I was really struck by the humanity in the story how one simple rebellious act, not so different from the teenage angst we all go through had horrific consequences. This was a really good listen. Enjoy.
There is a certain predictability to romance novels, I understand it expect and even quite enjoy it as a fan of the genre. But this book is not even moderately interesting. . Even if the narrator was fabulous (and that was not the case) it wouldn't have saved this annoying story. The accent was way overblown and I never want to have to imagine a quizzing glass as the most interesting part of a story.
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