I love this whole series - it is just the thing for my morning commute. Nothing serious, although the "romantic" scenes have distracted me from driving from time to time! :) The thing I love most about them though it the NARRATOR who is nothing short of amazing! There are 6 main men (and as many women) characters in this series, and he manages to give each of them and himself as narrator a slightly different voice. A true talent as I have been listening to audio books for a long time and I can tell you not many narrators can pull that off!
At first I thought the high school drama club narrator was the reason I didn't like this book. Her overly dramatic style does not lend itself to narration. The 1940s radio show sound track only adds to the ridiculous effect. In the end it's the dialogue and the plot though. There are very few pieces of this story that you haven't heard a million times before from far less talented writers than Patterson.
As disappointed as I was in the previous narrator - this woman is MUCH worse. I haven't even gotten to the male narrator part yet - not sure I can stomach it that far. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE ACCENTS! I may have to actually READ this book, but I have to know how the story ends after all of this time!
I'm sure that it's tough to find a narrator that can do a British, Irish and Southern accent, but this is just not a great narrator. The story is so good I toughed my way through it though.
This was a great mystery as well as hot, hot, hot! The naysayers are prudes. When are we going to be able to hear "In the Night of the Heat"? Now that I've heard these narrators, I don't think I could get the same effect reading in a paper copy...
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