I'm a huge fan of Janet Evanovich, but this one was really disappointing. I know she will never win a Nobel Price for great literature, but her books are generally fun fluff that provide entertainment and great (rather mindless) escapism. However, The Husband List was just wrong. Wrong historical accuracy, wrong dialog and wrong story line. Lorelei King's reading is great for the Stephanie Plumb series, but didn't sound right for this one. I'll continue to read and enjoy Janet Evanovich, but will read the summary more carefully from now on before I buy the next one.
I have enjoyed a number of Tess Gerritsen's novels, but this one was just so very boring! I will continue to be a fan, but would not recommend this to anyone.
The narrator was very stilted and difficult to listen to. I had to speed up the pace in order to get through it.
I think Beth Richmond COULD be better if she didn't sound like she was reading to children.
Disappointment. Listened to the first one, and thought perhaps the second one would be better because the first one ended better than it began, but I was wrong. Did not follow the first book well, nor did it build into anything good.
A little juvenile. VERY light reading (listening), no little grey cells wasted on this one.
Creativity was lacking.
The performance wasn't bad. Not great, but not bad.
This was touted as a "hilarious, fun book", but the humor is trite and the writing is juvenile. The narration is flat and unimaginative at best. Ms. Price's lisp is a little disconcerting as well.
I've rarely re-read and never re-listened to a book before, but this audio book may be the exception. I think listening to this book again would reveal new insight and inspiration with each repetition of the story.
Each character was well developed and distinctive. I felt as if I was listening to a friend tell me the story. I have an MFA in acting, and so appreciate the art of great story telling!
Thank you Stephen King and Frank Muller!
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