I've read Heather Graham before; this was my first listen. Julia Whelan is an excellent narrator and she does a good job differentiating the characters.
The Killing Edge is an enjoyable story with good flow and it makes for nice listening. I appreciated that there were not dozens of characters, which I find difficult to follow when reading and even more difficult to follow when listening. The story has a number of different angles that come together. I didn't predict the murderer so when the identity was revealed it was a surprise.
Julia Whelan never disappoints! Her voices and accents clearly differentiate and add personality to the characters. I like everything about her performance.
The Collector is an entertaining story with a bit of everything - murder and mystery with a sweet dose of romance. Nora Roberts' writes great conversation in a style that is well-suited to narration and listening.
The storyline of the book seems to be ok but I really can't go much further. The narrator has an ability to do really good voices and accents for the characters but overall I find her tone to be very aggressive. After the first hour I thought it would settle in or I'd adapt; but it didn't and I haven't so I'm 'putting the book down'.
While the story was captivating, fast-paced and totally perfect for listening, I've become a huge Jonathan Keeble fan. The narrator really does make all the difference. Not too fast, not too slow, good voice and accent, superb voices for characters and he changes pace and energy in his voice when the sections of the book demand.
It definitely did. Each chapter flips to a different scene, picking up various characters and lines of the story. The chapters are sufficiently short that you don't forget what has come before and this also adds to the increase in pace of the story. They all come together later in the book and they keep you wondering, 'What is going to happen to them?" until the next time the thread is picked up again.
I also felt that we were given good background information on many of the characters - they are strong and fleshy and credible.
I really didn't expect the sacrament to be what it turned out to be. Very unexpected. Great twist.
I enjoyed the descriptions of the citadel - the rooms, corridors, the library and the lighting... The opening scene really did it for me and had me completely lured into the book within minutes.
Probably when the old guy died to protect his daughter and grandson. And the revelation of the sacrament.
I'm searching Audible now for more books narrated by Jonathan Keeble and more book by Simon Toyne. I enjoyed this one that much!
Karen Cass is fantastic! This is a sweet story with a good dash of romance and many likeable characters. Karen has a great way of giving voices to the characters - and expressing their personalities.
This one is simply just pleasant listening. The story isn't going to change your life with a great epiphany but it will give you a good 12 hours of listening entertainment.
If this was a movie, it would be classified as a 'chick flick' - girly. I doubt that this book will appeal to men.
Yes! I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Easy listening. I also enjoyed the story unfolding chapter by chapter and that there were not too many characters to keep track of. For me this audio book made for great holiday listening - no brainer stuff.
Karen Cass has become my favourite narrator. She differentiates the characters really well with changes in tone and accent, which makes listening very smooth.
The main character, Genevieve, is my favourite. I think she also did really well with Dylan - to convey his frostiness.
This is my first book narrated by Karen Cass and I absolutely loved her. I've had some great listens and each one I think is good but Karen really was superb. I'm on Audible now hunting for more books read by her.
I initially started listening bit by bit, as I had the chance. As the story progressed I found myself listening for longer and longer, late into the night - way after I should have gone to sleep. I did the last few hours in one dose because I so wanted to know what was going to happen.
Each chapter hops between years (I think it was 2003 and 2007) but because the main character is so different earlier and then later in her life, it is easier to follow in listening that I expected.
Stewart seemed absolutely charming and as for Lee... what a psychopath! His personality was brilliantly conveyed. Catherine - poor lass! What she went through and then all the OCD stuff.
You can't go wrong with this book.
Easy to follow the characters and story line. I listened to the book in chunks, often with days in between and the story still worked for me.
The personalities of both lead characters - Abigail and Brooks - come across well. I quite liked Brooks' mom - a little quirky, warm and fun.
Julia really does well to differentiate the characters with subtleties in her voice and tone or with relevant accents. No particular favourite.
I definitely did a some sittings of a couple of hours, which were really enjoyable. But most of the time I listened here and there while doing other tasks or driving. This book was good company over many hours.
A general 'good read'.
This is my first audio book in about three years and I'm totally immersed in this story. Brown's characters are interesting and the story is filled with intrigue. With every chapter a few more secrets are uncovered. I've got about three hours to go and I'm enthralled.
Slezak is a super narrator and I'm really enjoying his southern accents. I'll definitely listen to more from him.
You can't go wrong with this book. I'm online now already looking for another story by Brown.
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