I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Of course it is not great literature but, for its genre, it is right up there with Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen and Donald Westlake. The narration was spot on and enhanced the book.
This is a pleasant, easy-going book. I liked it but was expecting more. It needed some drama or conflict for the characters. Probably the best word is "genteel" and if that's what you are looking for, this is a good place to find it.
Greg Iles is among my favorite authors but his most recent novels before his hiatus while recovering from a serious accident read more like romance novels. With Natchez Burning, he has returned to his early style. However, the novel is overly long and some story lines are left open because it is planned as the 1st book in a trilogy. I felt that the narration was more appropriate for a light-hearted crime novel but, after about 10 hours of listening, either I got used to him or he changed his inflections.
When you choose a book like this you are not looking for great literature. You are looking for non-stop action and a story that is a page-turner. The Gray Man does its job. A good narrator complements the action.
If you love Kinsey Millhone mysteries, this is another successful entry. If you are new to Kinsey Millhone, why are you starting at "W"?
This audiobook is over 26 hours and it is surprisingly engrossing. The story has many threads and the author keeps them flowing. My only problem with this audiobook was the narrator. He does many things well but he makes all women and all foreigners (particularly Germans) sound as though they are whining and crying.
I see that The Quest is getting a lot of criticism but I enjoyed it as a typical DeMille book. The narration by Scott Brick made it feel like another sarcastic John Corey story. It kept my attention throughout.
I enjoyed the story and found myself looking for additional opportunities to listen. Would have been better if the characters were less clichéd. I also found the narration to be distracting, particularly in voicing multiple characters. For example, the CEO sounded too much like the 10-year old.
I enjoy David Rosenfelt novels. I tend to use them as a respite between more complex novels. I didn't find this that much different from the Andy Carpenter series, except maybe less humor. The narrator did an overall good job but a number of characters sounded alike.
Even after reading some reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a thoroughly enjoyable story with a strong narration. The author brought me into the mystery of the strange goings on in the apartment building. All the tenant's actions were credible to me and the story flowed nicely. It is best to not know too much in advance. I was impressed with the narrator. He built the tension when needed and did an excellent job with female voices. I had trouble putting this one down.
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