I love to listen to this book over and over. The story of a boy growing up on a remote farm in sultry Louisiana where ghosts are treated as family members, is extremely intriguing. The characters are so engaging and charismatic that you can't help but love them. The atmosphere is luxurius, deep and mysterious with interesting twists that only Anne Rice can make believable. The latter part of the book that discusses the vampires is expertly woven into this already rich story.
I have read a large number of Karen Slaughter's books on Will Trent and they are great. The first few books in this series got me hooked. However, in the later books, the new narrator (Kathleen Early) was terrible! She uses all the same inflections, no matter what is going on, so many of the passages sound weird, unbelievable, and distracting. If the story was not so great, I would just quit reading Karen Slaughter's books due to the terrible narration by Kathleen Early.
I loved the way Nesbo leaves so many clues, that you think you have the answer, but then, maybe.... Oh yes! I read a lot of mysteries, and usually, I figure out the killer before the book gives the answer. But this one had me going...:)
Robin Sachs rocks!!!! His reading is almost spooky, almost haunting. He makes it interesting and sometimes has fun renditions of the characters. Very entertaining!
Yes, but too long to do it.
The story starts out very interesting and entertaining. But the plot was weak. About half way through, it lost it's novelty, and the story was not all that exciting.
I loved this book 110%! I thought that, with luck, this book might be as good as the first book, but never imagined it could be even better! After reading the Girl with the Dragon tattoo, I was thoroughly intrigued by Salamen. Although her style was outrageous, it was totally logical and therefore believable. She's the underdog heroine who understands how to gain an advantage. This book explained her life and perspective. I disagree with other reviewers that found the sexual violence overwhelming. I thought it was a much bigger part of the first novel and played a pretty minor role in this one. Although sometimes all the names were hard to keep track of, it helps to know that in advance, so you can pay special attention to the Swedish sounds. It's the same for foreigners who hear "John" and "Joan" without the English frame of reference. Although there are very few lovable characters in this book, they are all very interesting and craftily intertwined. It really makes you want to read a book on each new lovable character that gets involved. The book captured my interest right away, but that may have been partly because I had read the first book pretty recently, and I realized how weird it was to think of Salander on vacation. It kept me interested all the way through. I love the way little details are thrown in. It made it really lucid and believable. I can't wait for the last book!
I generally like long books, but this one was way too long. I thought the first part was really good, the middle was interesting, but it should have stopped about half way through.
The story was very believable in the way it combined politics, love and magic in very the interesting lives of the four main characters. It was interesting to imagine how 2 very independent women could shape their sex lives so differently. Unfortunately, the narrator was monotonous and actually detracted from the story. By the time I was half way through I found myself thinking about how lines should have been read rather than what was being said. All the characters had the same voice, same intonations, same emotions. This is one book I would have liked much better by reading it myself.
I really liked this book. It has everything, mystery, intrigue, love, and a panoramic volcanic eruption. I only wished the storyteller didn't have a british accent, because it's a bit distracting.
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