The lack of action & plot really disappointed me. Maybe I'm spoiled by the worlds of 'Private', Kay Scarpetta, Temperance Brennan, Poke Rafferty & Agent Penderghast, but I'd like a little action in my Thrillers & Mysteries. Right from the start, it was a slow mover & I lost interest so many times I was nodding off over my keyboard. I finally gave up about half-way through & deleted it from my 'play list'. I really tried hard to like this new series, really I did, but as far as I'm concerned, it's a stinker.
Didn't bother to buy the print version because I bought the Unabridged audio to listen to while I work.
I think it's a lot like a Miss Marple mystery. Our Hero, Ruth, doesn't mean to find fresh dead bodies under very odd circumstances but she does. She's driven by curiosity, observation & the need for solitude.She tends to attract very odd people, dead & alive, who try to get her killed. There's enough twists, turns & spirits to keep the listener happy but none of the violence or destruction of most adventures. I'd say, more action than a cozy mystery but less than a thriller. A perfect book for a long drive or a few commutes to work.
She does a good job of reading the story but has trouble with male regional British accents. Not a real failing on her part because I think it's impossible for a woman to do them justice.
Can't wait to listen to the next one in the series. I like Ruth Galloway.
Rollicking Good Fun
I loved the spacesuit. Without it, Kip couldn't have gone to space & wouldn't have rescued PeeWee. I love the way it talked back to Kip too.
A full cast is soooo much nicer than one actor. Some people - my hubby - have problems visualizing characters but have no problems with voices. They did a great job!!
I remember being so shocked that Earth was found guilty.
This is a great kid/teen book. Heinlein 's young adult books have always been some of my favorites of all time. My paperback copies are tattered & worn. I love them as a 60something adult just as much as I did as a space happy pre-teen. Listen with your kids or grandkids, they'll all love it. If you don't have any handy, listen for yourself. It's easy listening & fun.
Yes. Lot's of action, a good story, believable characters, a ton of suspense & even a little humor. A great listen.
Similar in style to David Baldacci's Camel Club books
A very good performance!! Lot's of accents & very believable.
The drowning of New Orleans.
I sat up till 3:30 in the AM on a work night to listen to the ending of the book because I couldn't shut it off & go to bed!! It's one of those books that you need to listen to when you have lots of time. If you turn it off, you'll make yourself crazy wanting to get back to it.
A spooky adventure.
The moment that Ruth realized WHO the real bad guy was. The ending was a bit of a surprise too.
Yes. In fact, I almost did but had to finally give it up & go to bed at 4 in the morning!!!
I liked it. I liked it so much I bookmarked the entire series. It was surprisingly good. Lots of action. Lots of suspense. Nothing unrealistic & everything was quite shockingly believable.
Yes. The series is a fast moving look at the personal lives of fire fighters & cops in a small city. I like the personal development of a few characters in each book & the in depth look at their lives. Nothing is sugar coated & the action is well done. I like a series with familiar characters & like this series because it's slower paced & escapes the desperate shoot-em-up, blast-em-to-hell attitude of some of the books I love. Sometimes you just need a break with nice people even if they're the town's Bad Boy.
I'll buy the whole series!
Depends. The idea of the book was great. The Orthodox Jews live in a world apart from the modern world & the idea of peeking in was very intriguing. But the book doesn't really develop that look into the closed community. It's all about a woman abandoned by a mother from that world instead.
I can see it being made into a two hour special. There's just not enough story to develop it into a series.
Not a bad read, just a rather ordinary read. Good idea but not developed enough & not enough of a look into the Hidden World.
Action enough to keep me interested with just a little relevant sex to keep the story real. I like a good story & usually go for the Murder Mystery or Thriller with lots of action & suspense but sometimes I want something slower & more like real life.
I have to say it, I really do BUT these books are very much like Harlequin Romances in a lot of ways. But, they have a twist as well. Good thing or they would just be another formulaic romance.
Jeffrey does a good job.
I've enjoyed the series so far. They're like Nevada Barr's Anna Pidgeon series in a way. A little law & order, a little romance, lots of adventure, mystery & intrigue without all the dirty words, guns & gore. A nice break from the ugly world in a lot of ways & a bunch of nice characters to get to know.
Yes. Although I love Murders, Mysteries & Action books, sometimes you just need to take a break & find something homey to listen to. Debbie McComber is one of my goto authors when I'm not feeling good, when I'm wrapped in my jammies & laying on the couch. It's that mug of hot cocoa, the pat on the shoulder & your Mom's homemade soup kind of story that makes you feel good in the end, no matter what.
It always works out in the end. Your kids can listen with you & you won't be embarrassed. Your Granny can listen & love them. My husband doesn't like violence on tv but he can sit for hours & listen to Debbie's books without a problem. He's always calling for more.
If you like 19 kids & counting, the Little Couple, 7th Heaven and all oldies like the shows on ME TV & Vision, these stories are for you. They tell a good story, there's rarely any violence & it always works out in the end. It may not work out like you thought, but it always works in the end.
Murder Mystery Misery
I burst out laughing when the Trooper is invaded in his small bunk by two women & a kid. Did I mention the bunk is in a tiny soggy fishing boat that's slowly sinking into the harbour??
The Trooper, who is phobic about airplanes, riding the pontoon of a seaplane & jumping off to capture a murder suspect riding an ATV.
A good story about small town life in the back woods of Alaska with all it's inbred problems & racial misunderstandings. The author doesn't side with either culture but treats them both with dignity, humor & realism.
Barbara Rosenblat has such a way with characters & voices that you forget that it's only one woman doing the narration. I can't imagine what she would do to Fairy Tales.
It was a great thriller about a national icon. I listen when I work at data entry. One night I kept working until almost 4:30 AM because I couldn't shut the book down & go home . . . . I had to know!! The story had enough action to keep me interested without blowing up the world or killing everyone in town. Another great collaboration by an excellent author & truly splendid narrator.
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