Zetrakis left lots of nice bequests to the cast and crew of the show. And as the dating correspondent on a talk show called SoapDirt, Wollie, who's required to dine and dish with the stars, quickly discovers that the behind-the-scenes intrigues of television soaps are as highly charged as the on-screen shenanigans.
Make another date with amateur sleuth Wollie Shelley in Dating Is Murder.
©2007 Harley Jane Kozak; (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks America
"A Greek mythology twist and crackling insider insight into the fascinating soap opera world enhance this clever whodunit." (Publishers Weekly)
This is a interesting listen. I enjoyed the characters and plot, with lots of twists, although I'm not sure I'd compare it to Evanovich, which I have seen several times.
The writing kept me engaged, and the narrator was fine.
I'd also like to point out that this is the third book in the series, with the first book: Dating Dead Men not yet available at Audible. I was slightly confused and listened to this last book first.
Off to listen to Dating is Murder now...
I have an hour commute to work each way and this book made the drive so fun. Very light, funny, and leaves you wanting to know what will happen next.
Wolly and her friends are back and better than ever. After reading Dead Ex I wanted to go back and re-read the previous two books.
If you have not read Dating Dead Men, do so.
Wolly, her brother and Uncle are a good time.
I like Wollie. I really do. I like her friends and the way she keeps getting into zany adventures. While the first book started off quickly, this one starts much slower. The pace in the first half was a little slow and by the time the plot begins to move faster in the second half I had lost interest in it. Fortunately, the characters are strong, and that helps keep the entire book interesting. Kozak's writing is energetic, intelligent, witty, and entertaining. For that reason I will listen to the next book. I do wish Doc and Ruby would return.
Narration was almost as bad as the book. I couldn't even finish it. Characters and plot were very disjointed and just plain boring. I'm not a fan of the soaps, so this didn't appeal to me at all.
I enjoy novels with humor.
I have not read the print version. I did enjoy the audio version and I thought the narrator did a good job with the characters, especially the main character, Wollie.
There were several memorable moments, but without any spoilers, I will say that I enjoyed many of the zany characters and the way Wollie interacted with them.
The car ride with her uncle Theo, her brother and Apollo.
There were some tense moments, but most of the book made me smile.
I thought this book was fun and enjoyable. I agree with the comparisons to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, although I think Wollie seems more down to earth and relatable than the Stephanie Plum.
Like the other books in the series, this book is funny, witty, and light hearted. Once again, Wolly is pulled into an investigation. This time it is to save her best friend Joey. Making Joey the prime suspect in the murder forced and some of the scenes were unrealistic at best. At times in the book the plot dragged. All in all it is an entertaining story. I will probably buy the next in the series.
entertaining, funny, satisfying
it kept my attention, it had great visuals, the characters were kooky, it made me want to do laundry or drive to work or continue on the stair machine (my audio book activities)
She has a great voice. I am a fast reader, I would have finished this book in a day on an airplane. I enjoyed her reading.
the gods are everywhere
I picked this because someone said there are books you want at an airport when you are stuck, and this is definitely in that category. It's fun. I want a book to distract me from something like the stair machine or traffic. This does a great job.
Maybe I'm not understanding the trend in mystery towards romance, but I just don't see what the protagonists relationship with her FBI boyfriend had to do with the story line at all except as a way of interjecting sex into every chapter. One would think that such a person in the story would be able to figure out a way to either help his new girlfriend out of her predicaments, or remain mysterious and shadowy while really pulling the strings behind the scenes. But no, hes just window dressing for intimacy, commitment issues and middle aged thigh clenching (yuch) that get in the way of what could actually be a great story line and well loved characters.
I think this author will soon outgrow her genre and actually write something thought provoking. I could tell it was there under a surface of Dolce and Gabana, Hollywood-isms and vapid man-rating.
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