No sympathetic characters and a ridiculous story. I was very disappointed. I was expecting a fun romp with clever dialog. Didn't find it here. The performers were good, however.
Very interesting start. However, the main characters kept doing stupid things, again and again. I kept listening hoping it would work out in a reasonable manner. NOPE.
I didn't mind the narrator as others have. This was the first Giles book I've listened to. Heard an interview on NPR.
I would not so much have cut scenes, but would have paced them a little faster and would have the characters act in reasonable ways. For example, Penn knows the bad guy has done many horrible things (including kidnapping and killing people who know about him) and then he takes his word and wanders out of a building without any protection. Just one example of unbelievable stupidity.
A good idea for a story line gone incredibly wrong. Found myself shouting "How stupid!" as I worked in the garden. Had to hold my tongue as I frightened neighborhood dogs!
This is the wrong category for me. I thought it would be a climbing mystery set in Alaska. Rather it was a Christian Romance.
Not really, lots of repeptition, stupid action, and teenager romance under guise of adults.
Please, better categorize books. I could see some people would like this.
Interesting idea. Didn't realize when I purchased it that it was a "god' book. Same hollow stuff I've heard for years. Didn't finish. Would not have purchased had I read more reviews. My error on that. Amazes me that people are still so naive. And they may vote.
I really enjoyed Dunning's first 2 books. This started well, but the ending just wasn't convincing. I felt taken advantage of.
I looked forward to this after reading glowing reviews. There wasn't a single character that I could care about. Shallow, self-absorbed people -- I didn't find this to be an American Classic at all.
I agree with reviewers who were surprised at the highly positive reviews. My first and last Harlan Coben book. The main character, a doctor, prides himself on being able to focus in tough situations, but he so frequently did stupid things that I lost all interest in the plot and the people. Totally unbelievable and too often droning. I did hear it to the end just to see how bad it was. Only positive note was the reader.
I've read all of Nevada Barr's previous book, but didn't like this at all. I enjoy descriptions of the parks she's set her books in, but this had entirely too much of people trodding through the winter back country apparently without a clue of proper winter procedures. So much was unbelievable that I really didn't care.
After the first 10 minutes, little was believable in this tale. We're supposed to believe the victims sat around complacently for 2 weeks? and then months? The author's arguments for the incredible denial of victims was way too much for me and from what I've read of actual happenings. This had fairly favorable reviews so I kept listening hoping for something good.
A whining homicide lieutenant and dysfunctional mother stays on a case involving danger to her daughter. Very unprofessional. Also, it would have saved us all money and irritation if she’d just gotten off of the case. The author tries to pull our strings with stupid ploys and fake emotion. Another reviewer liked the plot twists; I felt they were so stupid and contrived I was continually annoyed and couldn’t believe the whining and ineptness could continue for so long. Please start a turkey category.
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