Not sure what I was expecting when I first started listening, but the book was absolutely gripping. Different than anything I've ever read, but great and thought provoking.
I drive a great deal for work, and love variety in the stories I listen to. Rick Riordan may have written this book for teens, but it is simply lots of fun anyway. The comic aspect keeps the "drama" of all the bad luck the kids run into from getting out of hand. I loved listening and am glad there are two more in the series!
This was an excellent "read".
I really liked the narrator; how he set the tone and setting for the book.
I've lived in the deep south, and this book captures the flavor well. Characters were well developed. Very nice mystery and romance tangled together.
The characters are strong, and Roberts has thrown in a good mystery to boot.
I drive almost 1000 miles a week, and have so much more time to listen than to physically read a book. Julia Whelan did a great job as a narrator, bringing the quirkiness of the characters to life.
I'm a big Nora Roberts fan. She includes romance without going into gory details, and develops characters very well. I have to do a lot of thinking in my job, and listening to a Nora Roberts book is like going on vacation - not so light that it makes you feel like you've wasted your time; more that you can simply have fun in the listen. Witness is definitely a great read.
This is absolutely one of the best books I have ever listened to. Having William Hope narrate Henry's part, while Laurel Lefkow narrated as Clare couldn't have been better cast. I got the book out of the library after I listened to it, but admit that having it read to me with these talented narrators made an incredible difference. I feel like I have met both Clare and Henry, and of course that is dangerous to have visualized characters so strongly when a movie tries to do the same. Trust me to believe that this version was fantastic, and no movie can ever do it justice. A gripping story that just keeps moving along. I hated for it to end.
You won't forget this book any time soon. Makes you want to pay attention to those around you, and be slow to pass judgement. Excellent!
This is a fair amount different than other Cruisie stories, dealing with supernatural along side with humans. I admit it was a little hard to get into at first, but once you've got the characters straight in your head, you'll enjoy the story. Honestly, a fun, fun read.
Jennifer Cruisie sure writes fun stories. This one was a little different than some of her others, but I have never been disappointed. Just a plain fun read.
I enjoyed book 1 in the series so much, I was honestly worried about whether or not Book 2 could meet the incredible standard that Peters and Rosenblat have set. I needn't have worried. I just loved this book, and found myself sitting in my driveway sometimes, just to hear a little more. The dialogue is quick and clever, and Peter's choice of descriptive language left me smiling and even laughing out loud at some of the exchanges between Peabody and Emmerson. You will love this book... just make sure you listen to Book 1 first.
I have to admit I first downloaded this book because I am such a huge fan of Barbara Rosenblat. Not only was I not disappointed, I am now a huge, huge fan of the narrating/story telling combination of Rosenblat and Elizabeth Peters. I am absolutely delighted to see so many in the series. I do think you need to read/listen to the books in order, as characters are introduced. You will not be disappointed!
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