Entertaining, interesting, lightweight. The story line is good not great, but there's too much of the cliché Italian family and neighbors and WAY too much of the father, given that the narrator screams all of the father's lines. It's so grating! I got good at fast forwarding so I wouldn't have to listen.
There is no mystery. The book starts you with a needless horrific death, described in detail regularly. Then pretty much from there on it's kids whining about school bullies, parents whining about bullying, and a professional mother feeling sorry for herself because she decided to work. What a total waste. Couldn't get through the first few chapters. Returning the book.
Book 2 in the series....and I am really loving this author, this narrator and this character. It's so fast paced, so completely out of my experience set and so well written...My only problem with the book is that.I'm not usually a fan of books about the military or the CIA and now that I've written two glowing reviews, Audible is going to recommend a bunch of books I'm not going to want to listen to. Oh well....it's worth it.
What a spectacular book! Finished it at 2 am and bought the next one at 2:01. It's exciting, action-packed, wonderfully descriptive of the place and people, and not at all preachy. I'd write more but I'm going to buy book 3 now.
Scott Brick is one of my Top 10 favorite but even he couldn't save this one. I don't know how it got published. Key factors aren't introduced until half way through the book, the author doesn't seem to want to waste time on letting you know where it takes place, The "thrilling" isn't even interesting, just stupidly bloody and if you don't get it he first time, no worries.nthe author will repeat it 20 times so you can know you're suppose to be "horrified". I was "horrified" but only that I wasted a credit to purchase it.
I love the Kate Shugak series, but not this one. Stabenow spends the entire book minus a few chapters justifying her view of God, religion, the Bible, and those who believe in Christ. I suppose if I agreed with her, I'd like the book. But I think she's completely wrong. If I wanted to listen to her brand of "religion" I'd read a non-fiction book. And I very much object to her using characters and a story line that I love to try to convince me of something that is not true.
I confess, I love Jack Reacher, love Lee Child and love, love, love this series. I hope Child never gets tired of writing Reacher books, never runs out of story lines, and never decides to "share" authorship with another writer. And speaking of love -- In this book...love enters Reacher's life. Won't say more because I don't want to spoil it if you haven't read it yet...but Reacher is Reacher is Reacher.
If you haven't read a Jack Reacher book and want to try this, you can read it without reading the others and still enjoy it. But I think you'll enjoy it MUCH more if you start with book 1 and work your way through. I envy you the experience.
I always jump to the additional comments section because I don't like the boxes they want you to fill out when reading a review. Anyway, this book is good -- can't say great. It is definitely weird!
I knew the ending within the first 2 chapters, so will you -- but it was worth hanging in there to the end to see how the author wrapped it up. It was interesting...not a favorite, but also not a disappointment. Average.
I cannot believe this writer has had several of these idiot books published. They are ghastly! Maybe they'd work as children's books if you tamed down most of the violence.....maybe not. There are really good "dog" books out there -- any of the David Rosenfelt books, and I loved the dogs in P.T. Deutermann's Cam Richter series. Those dogs make you want to own a dog. This book made me want to ..... barf.
I admit it's been a while since I listened to a Kay Scarpetta book but she was one of my favorites for years. Then not so much. I was excited to see a new book and gave it a try. This book is SO depressing, not because of the content, which is typical scarpetta, but because Miss Kay is angry from page 1 to about 2 pages before the end. I got so tired of her complaining and griping and voicing her anger I could hardly finish. And by the time the book was through, I just wanted it to be over. I didn't even care how it turned out. As always Kate Reading does a great job...unfortunately there's not much she can do to fix this.
Although I'd lost interest in Grisham's books some years ago, I decided to try this new one, largely because it returns to the characters and location of "A Time to Kill." I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed this book -- all of it. Although it's not suspenseful, like most of the early Grisham books, there is a mystery. And there are good guys and bad guys in conflict. And there are twists and turns in the courtroom...I'm looking forward to listening to it again in a few months. I'm also buying a print copy for my mother and husband who don't listen to books.
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