I don’t like police-dramas as a rule so I went out on a limb with this one.
Perhaps I just don’t know how to pick them and end up with the same lousy kind each time: action packed “gotta find the psychopath before he kills again” race again time adventures; I find all that quite annoying.
I am willing to admit that I am probably generalizing based on those I have read so far, and that’s precisely why this book sucked me in from the start; it was not like that! It started off as more of a mystery or an intrigue instead of action and gratuitous violence - I was on my way to giving it 4 stars.
As it wore on, it wore on my nerves. I liked the plot, but I didn’t care for Karen – she irritated me; all that lamenting the past over and over and over, talking to herself with all those ‘Charlie-how-could-you’s. I found myself wanting to tell her: “Bah! Shaddup! This again?” Plus the romance that blossomed was not believable to me… probably because I didn’t like her and therefore didn’t care that she ‘found happiness’.
Since the series is not about her, but about the lead cop Ty Hauck, I’m willing to try the next instalment.
The production was a little sloppy: sporadic musical transitions that sounded like a breaking news intro that must have come from the CD, perhaps at the start of each new CD they played a tune? It makes for a strange effect when listening to it as an MP3. Also, did they edit out chapter titles? I would be on chapter 61 and then all of a sudden it was chapter 69, then 73 then 78…. Was that sloppy editing or was I listeing to an abridged version without even realizing?
I love this series! The more episodes I read, the more I want to read; I am glad there are many more instalments ahead.
This one had me rolling my eyes on multiple occasions because it was a little heavy on the lucky coincidences, but so what – I still enjoyed it.
On to book 7!
The more instalments I read, the more I love Molly and her escapades!
On to book 6!
How many books like this have I read? They are always good. Human resilience is amazing… and sadly, so is cruelty.
This recollection of suffering and surviving through hard times was just as riveting as the others, and therefore another must-read.
…all the pondering!! It’s a bit much and can become rather tedious at times.
Aside from that one and only complaint, I’m having a great time working my way through the series; so glad I came across it! On to Book 5!
It’s hard to criticize the content of someone’s personal recollections of what they experienced in harrowing times. It's interesting, I'm interested.
I think these things are important to learn about and remember. In some itsy bitsy way it’s giving meaning to their lives.
The narration of this audiobook however was so poor that sadly it’s about all I am taking away from it. Monotone, staccato, no emotion, unvarying in pitch, no intonation, mechanical… such a shame; it ruined the book for me.
Yet again Sawyer hits ANOTHER home run!
What a great story! I just loved it – glued to the developments and did not want to put it down.
I expected nothing less from this author; terrific!
As you may already know, I like to read books set in places I’ve visited so I was looking forward to this adventure in Copenhagen.
It fell flat for me. What was it? Comedy? Slapstick? A Danish Caper? Thriller-Mystery? I didn’t really get it.
Certain segments were entertaining enough, and some parts did make me laugh, I must admit… but were they supposed to?
Overall, it barely rates above a “meh”.
I hate it when that happens! When a good idea for a tale is ruined by a poorly written story… it’s so annoying!
I was looking forward to a good book and the idea was promising but the execution was a huge let down, packed with clichés and eye rolling coincidences and silly developments; such a shame.
The book was: Insipid. Cliché. Formulaic. Trite. Simple. Flat. Predictable… Pick any one, they all fit.
Jamie gets hurt, Claire performs a bunch of operations, war’s a-brewing, a zillion various calamities… you know: The Usual.
If you love all the characters, you’ll love this latest instalment in the series. I don’t love them all and so I was alternatively interested and bored. To quote myself from Book 7: “I could not care less about William and Ralf and Murray and Lord So and So the Mohawks and the various battles and the impending Revolution with all the planning and plotting.”
I do however like the Roger / Brianna story line, and was INSANELY annoyed by the ending. I won’t say more to avoid a spoiler… suffice it to say I am sure Book 9 is in the works.
The more I read it, the better it got.
I wasn’t sure I‘d enjoy this book based on the way it started: random neural firings written in point form - like reading Twitter or Facebook status updates.
At first, it didn’t seem to flow; it felt jumpy and disjointed… yet the next thing I knew, I was totally into it!
I wonder if you could get as much out of it if you’ve never been to Paris, I think a lot of the fun is to remember yourself in the places she is writing about.
Overall, quite enjoyable… a nice way to spend an afternoon.
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