I enjoyed this book tremendously. I am going to play it in the car for our long, long ride this vacation. I think this is the kind of book that adults and children can have fun listening to and will definitely fuel some good discussions. I just hope the two dogs in the car will enjoy our laughter too.
This book was very fun to listen to on my daily walks. I would keep walking because I kept wanting to know what happened next. I love the climbing scenes and the feel of life in Wyoming. I hope Audible gets this author's other books because I'd get them all.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. It wasn't especially well written but the narrator and the storyline made it a very worthwhile book to pass the time while I walked each day. I think the narrator was one of the best I've heard.
I thought this was a delightful listen all the way through. I realize that it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you have a taste for the absurd you should try it. Tuesday Next is one of my favorite series and the Nursery Crimes are just as fun. I eagerly await "The Fourth Bear" which will come out next summer. The narrator was perfect.
I am a big fan of Anna Fields and mystery books. This book wasn't bad but it just seemed too flat as an audio book. I think this was the kind of book that would be better read when one wanted extremely light reading.Like reading a mildly funny sitcom. It wasn't awful but Audible has so many much better books, even in the light mystery catagory that I could not recommend this one.
The word that comes to mind when I want to recommend this audio listen is fun. The stories are not humurous but very entertaining and don't require a great deal of concentration. A perfect choice when doing chores or errands. None of the stories are very long and I found it easy to pick up where I left off during a day filled with multiple short drives. I enjoy reading books of short stories but this is my first time listening and definitely won't be the last time. The other reviews give you a good idea what the stories are like I just wanted to stress how well they are done.
In response to aces624 I have to say that I feel Scott Brick does a wonderful job with this book. I admit I am a fan of this narrator but " A Still Life of Crows " was the first book I had ever heard him narrate and felt the character of Pendergast was truly an inspired portrayal. The book came from the library and I was disappointed when the Audible version was so different. I was especially pleased that this version is unabridged. I hope Audible purchases the previos versions in unabridged form.
I used to love to read this author's books but I find listening to them even more enjoyable. This narrator seems to capture the character of Harry Bosch just as the kind of man I imagined him to be. The humanity, strength, fatigue and dedication come through. The book stayed with me long after I finished listening. I am a big fan of audio books and this is one of my favorites so far. The book really comes alive and makes you care about the characters.
Maybe it is just me but I felt the book was lessened in audio form. The narrator was't awful but I felt the audio book lost a lot of the depth of the written book. The main character especially came off better in my imagination.
This was by far the worst audio book I've listened to so far. The narrator was actually painful to listen to when he did women's voices (the men's weren't much better). The incompetence of the FBI was not believably presented and the main character was thinly drawn. With so many wonderful books available, please don't waste your time with this stinker.
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