This story line was all over the place, didn't help that the narrator didn't have any pauses when switching from characters/scenes. Half the time I didn't realize it was a different scene w/different characters til a minute or 2 after hearing it. On top of that she screamed everything & everyone sounded angry at all times. It was incredibly hard to get into this book. By the end I just wanted it to hurry up and be over. I'm not even sure who the "murderer" they were talking about throughout the whole book was when they finally had the reveal, that's how indifferent I had become.
Complete disappointment in this book.
I have been reading Tami Hoag books for years. This is the first audio book I've ever listened to and I'm not sure if that is what made it different or not.
To start, this narrator has a very nasily voice so everything he says sounds like he's bored & whining at the same time. It was very annoying to listen to. Second, the story just felt like it was going around & around in circles. I made it less than 6 hours when I had to give up. I couldn't imagine another 8 hours of this.. the story just didn't have nearly enough substance to last much longer which lead me to believe it would just be more repetition. I found myself daydreaming while listening to the book & then realizing I'd missed 20 minutes or more & once I rewound it.. realizing I hadn't missed anything important at all. The dialog in this book was really forced too.. If you want this book, I suggest reading it yourself it might be the difference needed to enjoy it.
I really wish I would have read all the reviews on this book before I wasted a credit on it. The writing of this book was absolutely awful. The over description of EVERYTHING that didn't matter was incredibly frustrating. It seemed like the author thought everyone had short term amnesia and forgot everything he said 5 minutes previously because he seemed to feel the need to repeat everything over and over and over & that didn't change throughout the whole book. It didn't help that the narrator's voice matched the boring tone of this book either. When I listen to a book and it's absolutely horrible because of the narration I wonder to myself "would this book have been better had I just read it myself?" There are some that I know without a doubt only seem so awful because the narrators are so bad but this book, would have been horrible regardless of the narrator. I would never recommend this book.
The story was a little hard to grasp in the very beginning since I was listening to it instead of reading the lines. It jumps back & forth from past to present with characters being interviewed/questioned in the present day. This was confusing at first b/c you heard so many character names that if you weren't paying close attention [i.e. your listening while you work] you couldn't really follow who was who & who was with who.
All of the characters in this book were perfect. You had strong minded ones, mousy ones, & ones that kept the truth hidden from everyone around them. I honestly couldn't pick a favorite... well... maybe Madeline :)
I have already recommended this book to several people. It will be the first book that I recommend if someone tells me they are looking for something good to read. This author must have used a big white board similar to a detective trying to solve a case as she wrote to keep everything in line the way she did. The past to present day style she used was absolutely perfect. The very very end of the book drug on a bit & probably could have been condensed but it was such a small thing that it really had no bearing on the over all book. Super, excellent, sucks you in, can't stop listening, & makes you wonder what will happen if you do happen to have to take a break. I can not say enough good things about this book. An absolute must read or listen.
I'd recommend most Karin Slaughter books but probably not this audio version.
IDK who specific narrators are but this one was awful!
The story was a typical Will Trent story, I wish the stories didn't always tie directly into the main characters lives. Is the town they live in really so small that every single crime revolves around one of the main characters? I also wish they would quit retelling how each character met, the personal issues [dyslexia, diabetes, death of Sarah's husband], etc. Then, this narrator had my teeth grinding the entire time. I have tried & stopped listening to this book about 5 times now. Finally I just decided to grit my teeth & get through it. Her accents & voices for the characters is irritating, she sounds like she has been running a marathon before she started reading b/c she is always out of breath & the dictation of some of her words is also nerve grinding. Other than the narrator the story was alright.
The narrators were fine
This book was unrelatable & unbelievable. I don't know the reason for it but I could not connect with the characters at all. I didn't feel that there was any love between the main characters, when Kyle dies I didn't feel any pain for the loss & when she jumps right into things with his brother at his funeral.. I couldn't help but roll my eyes. I didn't finish this book because I couldn't connect with any of the characters. The initial love scene took way to long & I didn't feel like there was even any real love between them. I was highly disappointed in this book. Maybe someday I'll get around to finishing it but I doubt it.
Michael Beck's performance was awesome. Loved all the voices he did & it was like listening to a movie, I even forgot it was a man at times when he did the women's voices.
This book was decent, it dragged on at some points & the reason the man left his money to the maid didn't come as a shock to me, overall though the story was entertaining enough. Also liked the fact the town I live in got a little shout out in the book.
I thought the story was very entertaining. It wasn't dull, it wasn't unbelievable, & it was pretty quick paced.
I thought this book was well written, it wasn't an edge of your seat kind of book but it was still very enjoyable.
I'm pretty new to the whole audio book thing so it has taken some getting used to. I thought this narrator was really good except when she did the voice of Brooks, I could never get into his character as a good guy so I always thought he was kind of creepy & I've read a lot of Tami Hoag & I usually love her romances that mix into the book but this time around I couldn't get into it & I'm pretty sure it was b/c of the delivery of his voice/character by the narrator.
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