Roe is still in mourning over her husband's death when a movie company arrives in Lawrenceton. They've come to make a film based on a book written by her one-time boyfriend, Robin Crusoe, a book that detailed their shared investigation of a series of murders that occurred years before.
But when the lead actress - who is playing Roe - is killed, Robin and Roe join forces once again to thwart a killer, without knowing that Roe herself is the next target.
©2002 Charlaine Harris; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
I am an oldster but still enjoy all those of books including science fiction and fantasy as well as occasional books on history and classics
Since I have listened to close to 1000 books, it is difficult to know but the book held my interest.
The book is up to the standard of the other books in the series so that this book is comparable to it.
She has good temper and tone and reads as one would expect an actress to read.
Over the years I've read and listened to many Charlaine Harris books. I've enjoyed them all, but I enjoy the Aurora Teagarten stories most of all. This book is no exception.
When this series started, Aurora was just getting started in her adult life. In each subsequent book, her life has changed and she has matured. This has kept me interested in the series.
In this book there is a mix of developments in Aurora's life and some intrigueing mystery elements. Aurora has experienced a tragedy, and over the course of this story she begins to recover from it. These are some interesting characters and light touches of humor. The pacing was just right for me. If my schedule had allowed I could have listened to the entire book in session.
I started reading the books in this series soon after they were published and read them "in order. I've listened to the audio books out of sequence. That hasn't presented a problem for me, but it might for someone who is new to the series.
Therese Plummer does a superb job as narrator. To me she is the "voice" of Aurora Teagarten.
Ms. Harris has had great success with the "Southern Vampire" series and I am happy for her. I've read a few of these books and enjoyed them. But not as much as I enjoy Aurora. There hasn't been a new Aurora book for several years. I do hope there will be more. In the mean time I'll revisit the earlier titles in the series.
I am usually a faithful listener to this series, but I had a time paying attention to "Last Scene Alive." As usual, the narrator is great, but the story line did not hold my interest this time. It wasn't horrible, but it certainly wasn't my favorite, thus far. I will, however, continue on with the series as I LOVE Charlaine Harris.
Unfortunately I listed to book 8 before book 7 and it is making book 7 difficult. I enjoyed book 8 so much that I want to know what happens next rather than what happened before. As a result it is hard for me to get in to this book although I am enjoying it. Therese Plummer is excellent in her narration and brings Roe alive for me.
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