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I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This book had me captivated from the begining to end. I really found the story well written and narrated.
"Many twists and turns kept me listening"
I've listened to two and read another of the Nicci French books. Latterly I've discovered that it's a husband and wife writing team. I've enjoyed them all, but have to say the savagery of the descriptions of murder and torture in them did rather give me the creeps. In contrast, "What to Do when Someone Dies" is much more of a thriller in the same sort of style as Robert Goddard. There is some murder in it but there are no gory descriptions. Instead it's mainly a widow's quest to find the truth over how here husband died. The authors' write sensitively about what it's like to lose someone you love and how it feels if you fear that person was deceiving you. The story is a real roller-coaster of clues and false leads and I certainly didn't see how it would end and couldn't stop listening to find out what happened next. Highly recommended.
"Nicci French what to do when someone dies"
I have not read or listened to any Nicci French before but thoroughly enjoyed this. At first I was a little unsure of the Narrators voice but as the story unfolded I thought it really suited the story. I was gripped from the minute I put it on was not disappointed with the ending!
"I can't believe this was written by Nicci French!"
I normally like Nicci French, but this one was so far beyond anything I have ever read of hers, it had to be a ghost writer!
It was like a very long episode of Woman's Hour
Her 'teenage' voice was the most infuriating I have ever heard and she CANNOT make a baby noise, so should never try again.
Most of it!
The whole story could have been told in an hour, tops!
"What to do when someone dies"
I found this book really intriguing and the narrators voice was perfect for the story.
"awful, dreary,slow boring"
Narrator really annoying, monotonous pathetic voice. Ames you want to shake her.
not bothered publisbing it.
Anyone with a bit of life in their voice. I know she is meant to be grieving widow but for goodness sake, you can't listen to it for 9 hours without wanting to scream. Gave up after 2 hours which was far more than the story or narrator deserved.
Such a shame I like Nicci French books usually. this was dull, frustrating and spent more time talkng about what food was on offer or being eaten, than anything else. Irritatingly middle class, conjours up Primrose Hill set, self absorbed twits, ladies that lunch type of character.There was no suspense (in the 2-3 hours I stuck with it before giving up) and it just didn't hold my interest. If you generally like the mystery, suspense genre, not sure this is for you.
I did not have a great deal of expectations when deciding to listen to this novel. In fact, I generally find Nicci French books to be rather too full of plot holes and absolutely stupid heroines. Against all my expectations, I did enjoy listening to this book, couldn't work out who was the villain and was kept guessing almost to the end. Recommended.
"Dreary delivery of badly written story!"
Hard to say
Dreary faux acting
Boredom frustration. Too lazy to choose anything else pleased when it was over!
I am sure others will like it. I didnt
"Not what I was expecting....."
This book was a huge disappointment. I read the blurb and expected a fast moving thriller : a car crash resulting in the death of a husband and a mystery woman in the car. All the ingredients for a good 'read', not so, the book was slow, LEADEN in fact and the first half of the first download was given to exact descriptions of the sad activities which follow a bereavement. I ploughed through three hours thirty minutes before there was anything interesting. An early clue slipped into the story helped me guess the eventual guilty party and only the last forty five minutes proved compelling. This is a dull story, unusual for this excellent author. I have awarded the stars for the narration.
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