I have always been a DS fan but this book has me yawning and wanting it to be over. How much time was spent rehashing the whole series? And the step by step drama. I'm going to return this book if they let me. Not up to DS's standards.
I found the story enjoyable but with a predictable storyline. There were gaps in the story that left me wondering 'what happened' [her brother for instance]. I felt there could have been more in depth character development but for the most part it was fine.
The narrator lost her 'Irish lilt' throughout the narration and I found that disappointing. It took something away from the story and narration.
It was a good story with historical information that I found lacking in details. Again, it was predictable but enjoyable and I would recommend it as a 'beach' listen.
This is definitely NOT up to Sanford's past standards. I wish I waited until the $4.95 special. It is unimaginative, characters are lame, too much from the narrator -"he said ' she said'. The flow of the reading is choppy and irritating to listen to. Thumbs down for JS this time.
I love when a book 'captures' me and I do not want to get to the end... I have my listening device on 2x the normal rate. I always try to finish the book even if I do not care for the content or narrator. This plot is minimized by it's long narration and incidental 'fluff.' It's a 'whodunit' with a long winded narration. The narrator however keeps pace [or lack of pace] with the drama that keeps trying to unfold. Only 2 stars for Tana this time around.
The narrator dictates the mood and pulse of this book. What could have been a caring, thought-provoking Kay Scarpetta, turned into a negative, psychological twist that was irritating to listen to and not the intent of the author. Kay may be going through a life changing experience but not necessarily in the negative interpretation that the narrator displayed. I will think twice before listening to this narrator again.
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