The island of Oahu is skyscrapers and rainforests, beaches and boutiques - but Special Agent Lei Texeira is drawn into a shadow world connected by death and the Internet. Mysterious suicides draw Lei and her team, including tech specialist Sophie Ang, to hunt a criminal who plays with the thin gray line between right and wrong. Lei stirs up a hornet's nest on the investigation as her past reaches out in a twisted vine of old loves, new technologies, and dark vendettas.
©2013 Toby Neal (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
"Toby Neal scores a royal flush in this fifth of an unmissable crime series for mystery fans!" (J. C. Martin, author of Oracle)
A book about suicide, crime, and humanity...well written, well read, and thought provoking.
Lei...always a favorite, well written and performed. Lei's fighter spirit, vulnerability, and various layers make her a great read/listen. New character I liked Clyde Woo, well written and performed.
Clyde Woo was exceptionally performed by the narrator...Sara's attention to detail is great and her local sound is spot on. There's also an old guy on the phone with Lei who mentions Clyde Woo, too funny, i had to rewind to listen again, haha.
Yes, had to lengthen my commute to listen longer, ha! The story coupled with the narrator's performance make it go by too quickly.
I hope the narrator keeps narrating, love her work. As long as she does I'm gonna keep listening as she doesn't just read, she performs, and performs very well. It's hard to find a great narrator, most sound like they're just reading or are unfortunately annoying to listen to...and non-Hawaii locals slaughter books set in Hawaii, ugh...but Sara is clearly a local girl and fantastic across the board, easy to listen to with vivid storytelling. I've listened through to Dark Lava and look forward to listening to Fire Beach next. Keep'um coming pls!
I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.
I would consider another book by Toby Neal if it was read by someone else. The narration almost made me stop listening several times. I would be very unlikely to listen to another book read by Sara Malia Hatfield.
I really can't say. It is just not a remarkable book.
The narrator's voice was very slow and without nuance. She used some dialect but not to an advantage and her style is not at all compelling.
I really cannot envision that. There have already been too many cop/detective shows set in Hawaii and most have had more compelling characters.
Good storytelling but there are a few hang-ups due to poor syntax ("opened and looked into the box with a pen"). and improper word use ("heartrendering"). Narrator does a fine job with only a couple of mispronunciations though generally speaks a little bit too quickly.
right to die
No, but she really does a great job in this one. Very appropriate to the parties involved. She did talk a little fast for me so I listened on my iPhone so that I could slow the speed to 75% then it was just right.
Very interesting that a detective story would deal with the Right to Die issues. Good until the ending when I thought it lost its punch with the sappy love ending.
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