©2004 Tess Gerritsen; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.
"An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale make this Gerritsen's best to date. (Publishers Weekly)
This was a very strong story and moved quickly
First chapter "grabbed" you.
yes loved it
It had a story had made you want to hear it from beginning to end with no interruptioms
wanted to see who was who
she reads well with inflections that soothe not irritate
No, I was not pleased at all. It lacked so much enthusiasm, I had to stop listening every now and then just to get my energy back.
It was really difficult for me to get through this book because of the narrator. I don't recall seeing the letter T in Rizzoli. Everytime she said RIT-ZOLI I wanted to scream. The overall story was good. I was entertained during my 90 minute commute.
TG has produced some solid 4-star books in this series, but "Body Double" does not step-up. The main characters are well developed, but the plot is just too improbable.
It starts off strong with a good plot hook, but then the improbabilities start to mount.
So this dog has our heroines running around the North East for days/weeks all while impervious to the jurisdictional boundaries that seem to thwart their colleagues... No one seems to oversee what they do, where they do it, how many resources are consumed or how they spend their time... All while remaining real women w/ needs and endlessly obsessing over life's insecurities...
Our heroines are probing the murder of (wait for it) a previously-unknown twin sister via the intersection of a convicted psychopathic mass-murderer, an un-discovered serial killer and a victim... Well, you don't see this everyday...
Oh, btw one of them is 8+ months pregnant and somehow has avoided mandatory desk duty while freewheeling around across state lines on active duty -- with firearms... Don't you love those fiction-only interstate carry permits for local law enforcement?
Of course, the heroines will capture the most prolific serial killing team in history (about 300-500 victims, depending on how you do the math) and generally save humanity as we know it --- all without colleagues, subpoenas, search warrants, jurisdiction.... or a phallus. But they do have an unlimited forensics budget, instant access to any test result/report/etc they want, FBI computer databases w/ custom searches and any other equally-improbable capability they may desire. I just love the latest ground penetrating radar available for instant access in remote Maine...
I'm really confused by folks who give dogs like this 4/5 stars - just how much can a reader be expected to suspend belief?
I realize that there is a fair amount of publisher's salt and friend's reviews built into Audible’s system (plus you start with 1 star out of the gate), but for something like this to have an average of 4.5 stars highlights the flaws in Amazon's review system.
This book is 2-3 stars at best. If this were a film, it would get one thumb-up and one thumb-down...
OMG just PLEASE stop it with the bostonian accent!! It's like jaming scissors in my ear. I'm only continuing to listen cuz the story is good and I love Rizzoli and Isles.
The story is great. I love Gerritsen's work, but the narrator constantly mispronounces the main character's name (Rizzoli) and sounds half asleep !! Very annoying. Fortunately the storyline itself made up for the irritating narrator. My suggestion - by the book and read it yourself, or prepare for annoying accents and Ritzoli!
The story is great, but the narrator is below average. At times, at least to me, she mispronounces Rizzoli's name. It would've been more enjoyable as other reviewers have said, if the narrator at least changed the voices when a new or different character is speaking.
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