okay: I haven't enjoyed a Parker novel in awhile, but this one, although not the most innovative, is fun and witty. His last few books have felt forced and written "just because..." Narrator is also excellent and gives each character a voice of his own.
A long long series of events leading to a cute but usual ending. Seems the Evanovich books that are not part of the Stephanie Plum series are just carved out methodically and lack any real lustre. Have always been disappointed by books that aren't real Plums.
This latest in the Munch Mancini series (I wish Audible would get the previous books) is what Kinsey Milhone used to be -- but with "more LA and less Santa Barbara" in the action.
All books in this series are entertaining and well-written, but this narration is especially good. You will enjoy the other characters because of the narration-even some of the bad guys!
I wish this book was also offered in the adult section, as it is fun for all ages! Kudos to the narrator who absolutely brings this to life: you can smell the marinara sauce cooking! The storyline is great; the authors bring you all the color and character of the neighborhood and those who live there --again, you feel like you know them and might bump into them on the street.
Whether you are more like Nicky and his father, or like Uncle Frankie or the goombas, you can relate to this warm, quickly-paced narrative that is also thought-provoking and nostalgic....and no, you don't have to be Italian to enjoy ~ I'm a grown woman from Missouri via Hawaii. Loved it!
Michael Connelly is a darn good writer who shines in this genre. This is not a Harry Bosch story, but new protagonist Micky Haller is not as dark or flawed as Bosch, and seems to have given Connelly a new enthusiasm for writing. This is better crafted than many of the author's recent works and though more free-wheeling, is sophisticated and tight-- as 'concrete' as ever. Bravo! Great Audio!
This is a typical Spencer adventure with fewer--thank goodness-- "I said"/"she said"s. Parker has offered a storyline that amalgamates 3 top news stories of the last several years, and it is evident what the author's opinions are regarding these themes, but this does not detract from an offering that rolls along nicely.
The fact that Susan and Hawk are not in the thick of things also does not detract,and although not spectacular, this narrative is much more fluent than some of his recent books. Enjoyable.
Both previous listener reviews are dead on : this is a treat to listen to, as both the music and the writing are very high-quality!
The descriptive narrative is superb and I wonder where the author or audio programmers got the music (?) Listening to this was like seeing a night flower unfold...
This is a well-written, hip narrative read by a perfect-for-the-part narrator. I read tons of crime/mystery and this one is entertaining, surprising, and a darn good story! The title is unfortunate in that it is so trite, but don't let this mislead you. A satisfying and enjoyable selection, like a good TV movie...
Well-done Abridgement and great first-person narration. This is a contemporary, very human cast of characters and a delightful romp.
You will also enjoy "Sudden Death," the next book in the series.
Wish Audible would offer up the first two books in this author's
4 book (so far) feature of this nonheroic hero!
Another fun contemporary mystery from David Rosenfelt. G.G. is perfect as the first-person narrator, and you will also enjoy Rosenfelt's "Bury the Lead" which preceeds this book in the series.
Like others who have enjoyed these, I wish Audible would offer
his two other books and would present them Unabridged.
Very Entertaining! The narrator is superb and makes this a better book to listen to than to read. He truly "becomes" the main character, and his narrative skill makes this almost like a radio /theatre presentation.Don't be afraid of the fact that this is Abridged: you will never know. This author is a very good writer whose writing has gotten better and even more lyrical ... you will enjoy this audio book with it's layers of strong plot, great assortment of characters, and hip but not grating black humor.
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