What a great read!! This book has everything a person could want in a thriller. There are plenty of twists and turns. The characters are so interesting and well developed. I'm a big fan of the Joe O'Loughlin series and this is the best yet. The narrator is excellent with all the voices and accents.
I loved this book. I have read every one of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books. This one had interesting story lines. Harry's new partner is a good addition to the series. I enjoyed watching her development as Harry trained her. There was the political intrigue that has been so fascinating in prior books. I am disappointed to see people giving the book lower ratings because they didn't like the narrator (although I'm sometimes guilty of the same thing). I didn't think he was bad. He has a nice, rich voice. Unlike some others, I liked him so much more than Len Cariou, whose old gravelly voice made listening irritating and eventually impossible. I highly recommend the book to anyone who loves Harry.
John Sandford is back!! I thought his last couple of Davenport books were subpar and boring.Until now I hadn't been a big fan of Virgil Flowers, mostly because of his dopey behavior with women. What a pleasant, wonderful surprise this book was. Virgil's love life is kept to a minimum and the story focuses on his police work and relationships with a hugely entertaining supporting cast. I don't like to talk about the plot because I'm tired of reviewers putting out spoilers. But the book was such a good time. And the narrator is outstanding.
Another good one from J.A. Jance. The narration was terrible. The book was not "performed." It was simply read. For the first 1/3 of the book there was no voice change at all from man to woman to adult to child. An identical voice for all. This meant paying close attention to a conversation because it was easy to lose track of who was talking. Then suddenly, one of the lead characters developed a slight Boston accent. This (as opposed to the story line) almost made me jump out of my chair. Then the accent went away; later it came back; and so on. There were a few other stabs at the occasional accent, but for the most part everyone had the same voice. This was really strange.
I would recommend the book, but not the audio version.
I didn't like anything about it. The voices of the men were TERRIBLE. The women weren't much better. Everyone sounded phony. Many of the the voices made me cringe.
There were some enjoyable parts, but the narrator was so bad I almost quit reading. It held my interest enough to keep going. I would NEVER buy another book with this narrator.
I think the narrator turned this into something reminiscent of a B movie from the '40s. With a different narrator this might have rated a 4, instead of a 3.
This is a very good Harlan Coben book. Unfortunately, the female narrator was the worst I have encountered in nearly 200 audible books. The worst. I have read other reviews panning the narrator and found I wasn't bothered myself, but this time the reviewers really had it right. It is a testament to the gripping story line that I was able to keep going despite the awful female narrator.
I have loved Lisa Gardner's books, especially the most recent ones. This was a shocking and crushing disappointment. It was terrible. The story and the featured sisters were completely unbelievable. The plot was preposterous. The dialog was so bad it was embarrassing. I only kept going because I was hoping to get to the good part. It never happened. It just got worse and worse. Yuck!
I wait on the edge of my seat for the release of the next Davenport book. This one was a boring, plodding disappointment. No drama; no suspense. The involvement of Kidd and his wife made no sense whatsoever. Davenport has access to plenty of experts on all aspects of computers, so why was Kidd the artist brought in? It didn't fit at all. Then I remembered that Sandford has a line of Kidd novels. So bringing in Kidd was just a marketing device to pump up some sales for the Kidd books. How insulting to loyal Davenport fans. I bought this book because I've been following Davenport for over 20 years. I was hoping for classic Davenport and instead I got this big bore with a Kidd insert. If the Kidd books are like this, no wonder they don't sell.
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