The only thing I would change was the would be the exchange between the characters. The story changes points of view between Ellen, the hyptnotist. Who is now involved with Patrick, and Saskia, Patrick's ex who is now stalking him.(Saskia even goes as far as to become a secret patient of Ellen's practice.)The narrator never says "Saskia" or "Ellen" so the listener never knows who's talking at the time. She just glides from person to person. So I had to listen closely to figure out who is talking. This made the story hard to follow and annoying, for almost the first half of the story. Until the characters really developed.
I think the biggest momment is when Saskia breaks into Ellens home in the night and the big confrontation. Up until then, Saskia always kept her distance.Except for being her secret patient, of course, And this was a big turning point in the story.
I liked the story as a whole. These are two women that I had an immediate empahy with. They're real, and failible. With real insecurities. Two girls that otherwise would probably be friends. As I stated before, I just didn't like how the reader slide from one character to the other without a pause.
Maybe, I would love the find out what happened to Saskia, and if she actually finds a love of her own.
Overall, a good story. Just listen closely.
It wasn't a complete waste of time. It was a compelling concept. 16 year old Kyra disappears on day. and then reappears 5 years later. While the rest of the world has moved on, Kyra remains 16 years old. Her parents have divorced, her mother's remarried. Her boyfriend is now dating her best friend. His little brother is now 17, and has become quite the stud. The only person who seems SUPER concerned with her disappearance is her father, and he's been labeled as a nut-case. This part of the story seems pretty good. Where, What, How and Why did this happen to Kyra?
Then it gets all convoluted. G-Men, underground space aliens, fellow abductees. The second half of the book just gets too bogged down. .
Yes, good potential, I would even follow the story, just to get some closure.
Hope the second book is more focused
This was a good teaser, Starts off kinda slow. But takes off near the end.
It seems to be an OK story. Slowly picks up. I like this in a narrative, sometimes. I like a story that builds.
No.This is my first
Hmmm, No I think this story has more to say I sometimes like to take my time on a good mystery.
Looking forward to the full story.
Sweet, funny, nothing offensive. Ready Freddy came right one time for my son's first tooth! This story made it easier for him to process the event.
Freddy, of course!
Oliver lends the character lots of personality.
Nothing extreme. Just lots of laughs.
Ready Freddy is a family favorite!
My 9 year old loves it, and so did I! Jiggy comes off a bit snarky. Which kept me from giving it 5 stars. He's just slightly disrespectful, something I wouldn't necessarily want my son to emulate. Also, some of the jokes went over his head. But that's ok. Overall it was a funny, and adventurous story.
I actually read this story twice. For some reason, I didn't really care for it the first time. I didn't like the stereotypical set-up of the 2 wives.
Ayana Blue come off as too perfect and proper. and Yasmine, the Ex-wife come off as
koo-koo crazy! Their personalities were really off-putting.
But, on the second reading, i got more into the story. Which was quite good. Lots of good twists. Good ending, worth the re-read.
This story reads like one of those "true crime" episodes on tv.
Sad-sack Charlie Rowan's life has always been on the "dead-end" track. He's a cage-fighter that fights for free, he owes some small time drug dealers some cash. So he decides to make the dash by playing dead. Only problem is, he doesn't leave the very small town in which he resides. To earn some cash to "maybe" leave town, Short-sighted Charlie decides to hold up a gun store.
It kind of goes down hill from there. Sort of a "how not to live your life " story. A bit dry in it's set up and delivery. But pretty good story.
First of all, Thank you Audible, for giving us this opportunity! Had this not been in the "freebies" list I might have overlooked this GREAT opening episode
This was a really good first run. Individuals across the country wake up to a seemingly empty world, The story is very much in the style of Stephen King. The author really fleshed out his characters, which to me is very important to a story. There's even a serial killer! Anyway, the big mystery is, of course, What happened. Is it an alien invasion? Some strange world war? Or what?
I know its not an original concept, but thus far, it's a really good story! I look forward to part 2.
NO. Not if any of them are like this one.
I don't know, maybe something that has DIALOG.
Anything would be better. This "You Jane, Me Tarzan' thing is NOT for me. And some female readers do a good job with male voices, this isn't one of them.
This was mostly my fault. I came into this knowing that this is not my usual forte. But I wanted some light reading. After scanning the reviews, and hearing that this was better than the previous books, I decided to give it a try. Wow, I'd hate to read the other books!
Oh, Yes. This was a book I picked up on a whim, as a trade for another that didn't quite fit. I'm glad I did. The author actually did her research on a subject, foster care,that I don't know much about. You always hear these dramatic, horrible stories about greedy foster parents or out of control, throw-away children. But she made it real, Potential parents who have holes in there lives and children who need a safe place and someone who cares
There was a lot to like. So informative. And like I said, realistic people. The main character, Linda, is a single, super-organised ambitious person. She keeps everyone at arms length. To impress her boss, she volunteers for a short-term fostering program that he sponsors.The story takes you through the Process. The classes, the security checks, home inspection, etc. The reader, along with everyone in the story, expects her to withdraw. She doesn't even have a pet! She's constantly reminded of the disruption having a child, although a temporary, one would cause to her life.Admirably, she sticks to it. And even grows to anticipate the addition. When she finally meet Lucy, the child, she see alot of herself in her. Withdrawn, shy, damaged. Through the whole process she grows. She has to face some serious demons.
She did a great job representing both adults and children.
Sorry to give so much away. But with this story it's not what was said, it's how it was dealt with. The author kept it "real" and informative too. It was touching without being heavy-handed. I will definitely be reading more form her.
Not a thing. a delightful read.
The most interesting thing was the VERY modern view the author took on the time. The way it dealt with women in the church and homosexuality.
I think it would be Phryne. She has strength, beauty, charm and cash to back it up.
Hum. A mini-series would be interesting.
I think this series is worth exploring.
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