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.
Yes. I really enjoyed the Ophelia Cut. But, then, I like Thrillers. And Legal thrillers are great. There were more twists & turns & characters doing stupid things in this book but it was still enjoyable. It kept me listening into the wee hours because I couldn't figure out who the murderer was. Maybe I'll figure it out when I listen to it again. Dismas Hardy is one of my favorite characters - I've bought or read most of the books in the series. I'll keep on buying them as long as Audible keeps bringing them in.
Yes. He performs a lot of the Lescroart books & does a very good job. I hope he becomes the ONLY performer in the rest of the series. His characters are believable & he's able to accurately pronounce all the technical terms & multisylabic words.
Bring em on!!
Lots of turns & twists in this story. They sure are mean & nasty in little Southern towns!!! There were so many things going on that I never did figure out who the really bad guy was.
No. I've never read or listened to anything by this reader before but I like her style. She did a good job with the characters & pronounced all the medical terms properly.
Yes. I was in my home office doing data entry & worked until dawn so I could finish the book.
I'll be buying more books in this series.
While not the best of the PRIVATE series, it certainly isn't the worst either. I found no problems with the Narrators - yeah, they have Indian accents but the book is Private - INDIA. I expect Indian accents. I expect Aussie accents in Private, Down Under too.
No. This is actually the first time I've run into them. I thought they did a fair job although, it would've been far better if there had been a male & a female voice - not a man pretending to be female, badly. I had no problem with the accents themselves but often had problems distinguishing between characters. There was not enough difference between characters & the Narrators' voices & accents were too much alike.
No. This book is not as good as some of the others in the series. Maybe it's the Author. There's a lot of ugly detail in this book that seems to be there simply to fill the space. Ashwin Sanghi is just not as good an author as Maxine Paetro.
I read a lot of the reviews about this book & really hesitated to buy it because of all the negativity about the Narrators. I bought it in the end because I didn't think any book with James Patterson's name on it could be that bad. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had few problems with the narration & the accents were perfectly reasonable.
I do like British Detective novels, it's all I seem to be buying these days. But this one took a lot of trying to like before I finally turned it off. The story was good enough. It had more twists & turns & evil with a little religion, some politics & corruption most high, but alas, it was too detailed, to wordy & put me to sleep too many times. Maybe it was the darkness of Quirk's character or the 'noir' of the atmosphere or maybe the tone of the Reader's voice?? I am done. I don't want to have to struggle through a book & this one was a struggle even though the story was a good one.
If you loved 'Death in Holy Orders' you will love this book. Same style of extreme detail.
I read the whole series - hell, I owed the whole series back in time. I loved McGee's lust for lost causes even back then when I was a teen. Hearing the first book in the old series with the perfect narrator was so much fun that I worked till 4:28AM to hear the ending. Good thing I was doing data entry in my home office.
McGee has always been my favorite. I always thought he was MacDonald's alter ego. Knuckley, tanned, confident, old enough but still young enough to rescue the girl. Worldly wise but still grounded in common sense & fairness.
Robert Petkoff makes the book come to life.
Yup. It was. And I did.
Travis McGee is such an old fashioned boy - hey, I know it's from the 60s but I was there & men weren't as old fashioned as McGee. Why do bad things happen to such a decent guy??
McGee. He always has to rescue the wounded bird & fix the broken wings. But, I guess that's what the whole series was about in the end. Our hero. The man who tilts at windmills. And takes on lost causes. Good thing he usually gets paid - somehow.
He's a good 'Voice' for the book.
Yes, but I'm not going to spoil this one for anybody else. McGee really gets himself in a 'bind' in this one.
I read the whole series w-a-a-a-a-a-y back but am enjoying them tremendously in audio.
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.
Report Inappropriate Content