©2005 Susan Lisa Jackson; (P)2006 Recorded Books
Freelance journalist, now living in Israel. Audible books listener for 30 years, when I had to pretend to be blind to get access.
There outta be a 'truth in genre' warning on this thing -- somewhere it should be disclosed that this is a romance, of the harlequin variety, so that those who like romances can find it. And those of us who don't, won't be misled. If I have to hear the sweet young narrator describe someone's "brrrrrrEASTS" one more time, I'm gonna howl. Where's the blood and death I thought I was getting?
Normally Lisa Jackson would be a sure bet, but this book just dragged on and on. Plot development was too slow and the story just got tedious.
I found this book tedious. Took forever to wade through to the interesting parts. Can't recommend this one.
Love reading great books, and I am so grateful for the talented individuals who, by writing wonderful books, enhance my life immensely.
It's hard to believe that this is the same author who wrote, "You Don't Want to Know", which I enjoyed very much. This was such a mess that I couldn't finish it. To be honest,I can't tell you whether the plot itself was clever or original because 2-1/2 hrs. was all that I could stand This is not my first dud, but it is my first negative review and the first book I couldn't stick with to the end. (Unfortunately, a second horrible book followed this one, but that's another story...no pun intended.)
I kept waiting for a story to develop, but in the meantime, the ridiculous dialogue between characters and the monotonous repetition in storylline were too painful for me to get there. Each scene was an exercise in stagnation. Rather than advancing the plot, she harped on the same details as if her readers had the attention span of a hamster. It eventually became more than I could take.
I'm afraid that the title, "Final Scream", refers to the sound made by Ms. Jackson's readers when they discover that they threw their money and time away on this turkey.
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