Entertaining, enticing, unpredictable.
This is one that I was not able to predict.
As an animal lover, her experience with the dumped dog touched my heart.
Designing Women meets Murder She Wrote.
I have been looking for another series to grab my attention. In the beginning, I will admit the extreme southern accent was hard to tolerate and I had to make myself listen. However as I got further into the book, the southern charm, traditions and nuance's made the accent fit perfectly with the character, to the point I could actually visualize the character and settings.
Yes. Although there is not any depth in the series compares to other mystery/detective novels I prefer, it is an entertaining listen.
I am going to continue with the series and see where it goes. If the next book doesn't have a real "plot" that requires some cerebral challenge, I don't know that I will continue with the series.
Envisioning the butt/nutt kicking experience with the poligimist preacher where Tillie makes him tell his "wives" what he had done to/attempted to do to her made me laugh. Later when Tillie receives a gift and a note from the wives explaining how much different (for the better) their lives were was nice.
The private moments between Tillie and Heller are interesting. At times you get the impression Heller seems to care for Tillie as a little sister he has the obligation to to protect because he loves her as family. However a quickly as you can blink, the sexual tension goes from 0 to 100+ . Can they have the kind of relationship needed to work together with Heller firmly in control as a boss, or will they ever give into their physician desires? I'm not sure Tillie has the maturity to separate the two feelings if this were to happen. And, Tillie has yet to understand that Hillers interest in her private life may actually be due to threats to his security business and knowing that his rivals would stoop so low as to use Tillies naïveté to breach the warehouses inner sanctum.
I have to wonder if this author might be Annelise Ryan using another pen name. Tillie and Maddie Winston (the main female character in Ryan's series) have so many silularities i.e. height, weight, ample bosom, shoe size, attitudes and phraseology. The characters and verbiage are so similar, not to mention the same narrator, it makes me wonder. And, the more I listen, the more I am sure the writers are one and the same
I can't answer this as I have never read the printed version. I can't imagine I could enjoy the story any more than I did.
There is nothing I can compare this to. It is in a group all by it's self. If there is another series this enjoyable, sign me up.
Having never heard this narrator before, I strongly identify her with the persona of Maggie. The combination of clever writing and believable narration make for a great listen.
The medical examiner with the reputation for the naked truth.
Maybe it's because I am six feet tall and closely relate to everything she refers to concerning her height, but I immediately fell in love with this series. Not many books about the dark side of death can leave you smiling and looking forward to the next book, but this one definitely leaves you looking forward to the next listen. Sad to see it is a short series.
One on hand, being involved in the medical field, I appreciated the exactness of the medical terminology and procedures. On the other hand, if you are not familiar with this professional, you could still listen, but the technical stuff could possibility turn you off and leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
Finally at the end of the book when you think he has been beaten, and "circling the drain" the person who saves him is a total surprise that I really didn't see coming.
I'm not a sadist, but I absolutely enjoyed Gigi. How her mind works, her methods and games just really make you stop and wonder how the mind goes to such a dark place. She may have been insane, but she was brilliant and cunning in her delivery.
At many points I had to stop and look at the time left til the end and decide if I wanted to devote that much time to the book. It was a LONG listen and there was so much that was not needed to develop the characters. There were points where I wondered how someone so insecure and immature could make it through medical school. I finally got into it about half way through.
It is a good start to a series. Michael Palmer, Robin Cook and other medical writers have nothing to worry about. She isn't going to win over any of their fans. Actually, the author might want to read a couple of their books and see how the best writers do it and learn a few things.
Succinct, well written, mesmerizing
When Bennett was at the gate and his protégés stepped up and displayed their newly found confidence, received from soaking in all of Bennett's words and actions. Previously considered misfits, it became apparent they were excellent students and would indeed grow into excellent NYC police officers.
It is his voice. The richness and maturity in his voice help you visualize how powerful Detective Michael Bennett really is. He does not need to use power or brutality to get what he needs. His self confidence, experience, instincts, ability to bite his tongue, think rationally and act quickly help you understand that his mere presence is something that demands ones full and immediate attention. You can easily visualize Michael Bennett every time he speaks. The ability to hear his thoughts really help you understand Michael Bennett as more than a cop. I can't imagine anyone else being the voice of Michael Bennett.
One can only hope a movie will follow...
Think of the most vile criminals and acts against human mankind. Hannibal Lecter has nothing on these guys and it's up to Detective Michael Bennett and his squad of misfit cops to stop him.
So nice to hear a book that flows. I grow tired of books with 3 or 4 different story lines. Or narrators that lack the ability to put any depth into their characters. Nothing worse than having to go back 5 or 10 minutes after taking a break to help you remember what's going on. This is a great read for Michael Bennett fans. Finally a happy ending.
No I would not. Hopefully there will be an abridged version at some point. This book was far too long and neither the story or the undeveloped characters were able to hold my attention for any length of time. I found myself having to replay chapters to remember what was going on. The characters were so much alike at times I couldn't remember who was who. The concept of the story was ok, but when dealing with individuals in a medical environment, there needs to be more depth to the characters thus giving the reader a better opportunity to understand the characters, especially when the story is based on the interaction between these characters. Far too many doctors and nurses for me to keep track of. There were not even any deviations in the voice of the narrator to help you move between characters as quickly as the story moved at times.
This book is like many other "medical thrillers". Individuals become ill outside the hospital, they are brought to the hospital, receive adequate care, yet eventually mysteriously die.
None of them were performed to the level of becoming a favorite.
None were memorable.
It took me several attempts to finish the book, but I am unsure if I could actually describe to anyone the motive for the killings. There were so many individuals murdered and so many different theories, I do not have a clear vision as to why the murders took place. I think it was revenge for someone's mother or wife dying, but don't know how she died and why several different physicians are being held responsible for her death or how the individuals murdered were related to these physicians. Nor did I ever understand why this one new physician was trying to be murdered for her interaction with the victims. It is also extremely hard to imagine that a new doctor would arrive in a very large metropolitan hospital on July 1st and on the very first day of a new job with, her second patient, in a new city where she knows no one, she could walk into a situation where anyone could actually believe she was murdering individuals she has never set eyes on before. Harder to believe that one individual who doesn't have the appearance or intelligence of someone who could take care of himself could have the ability to perform the extremely well thought out murderous tasks. Just not believable. I won't be holding my breath for the next book in the series. Very disappointing
I loved that this book told one story. Unlike some books, it did not jump between several plots all happening at the same time, nor did it jump from present then to another period in time. It made the book an easy to listen, uncomplicated and yet extremely enjoyable as the story begins to unravel and the plot reveals the truth. I honestly did not figure out who was the criminal until the last 5 minutes of the book. I didn't feel the need to skip back 15 minutes each time I started listening to help me remember what the book was about. And with few characters, no confusion as to whom was speaking. Had this been a paperback, it would have been an all night read for me. Can't wait for the next book from this author.
Can't wait! Bring them on! Glad I found the author.
Can't give anything away, but the teenage son is the hero of the book. Since has less to loose than anyone else, he seems to be the only one willing a chance. And how daring was he? You will have to buy the book to find out.
Indeed it was. Very enjoyable.
Great find. Thanks to the author.
I really enjoyed listening to the book. Working around the medical professional, I could actually visualize this happening and thought it might be a workable application. For a change, the concept was not something so far over my head or hard to understand that I had to listen two or three times to wrap my brain around the idea.
Finished the book and not left me feeling frustrated and cheated.
I don't feel he was able to change his tone to properly make the differences in age needed to help the listener understand when one character is speaking vs another character. I found this especially hard with the age difference between characters.
Of course he does. He didn't finish this one
I do not understand why an author would put so much time and effort into a book and them just leave his fans hanging with no ending. Why not just call it a prequel?
How about an ending? Telling your readers that you "had to be true to Alex, and sometimes you must accept tragedy" is a bunch of crap. You ended the book this way just to string us along until the next book is written. Well, Mr. Patterson, my string is snapped. I invested almost 10 hours of my time listening to your book. You strung me along too far on this one and I am now a former fan.
I was a faithful follower of Alex Cross and couldn't wait until the next book was released. DONE.
Nothing negative to say about the narration.
As I listened, my only complaint had been the story lines. Why can't a book be written from start to finish without have more than one story line running together and flip flopping back and forth? So confusing. Then the book ended. I wasn't disappointed..... I was pissed. Can't believe I spent my money on this.
I don't read print versions, so I can't answer this question.
I was a huge fan of John Grisham when he began writing his first book. I got bored with his style after a while and stopped purchasing his books.
The attempt at a deep southern accent was almost sappy it was so drawn out and sloppy. Since the majority of the book is spoken by men, the tone between the men is at times hard to tell apart. By the end, between skipping between the past and present and attempting to change his tone to represent a different man, I found it hard to follow and keep my interest. Every time I tried to listen, I had to go back 5 - 10 minutes to remember where I was in the book. Disappointing.
None. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Unless you are a diehard Grisham fan, don't bother.
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