Drama professor Meg Coles is in a state of shock after her husband is terminated and she barely escapes the killers. Now she is on the run, on the F.B.I.'s most wanted list, and a fugitive of the law and of government assassins. She learns that she knows very little about the man she's been married to for ten years. She must become a criminal to survive and to find out the truth, and she must get answers before the death teams silence her permanently.
©2011 Roger Weston (P)2014 Roger Weston
Overall the narration is what made this book fun. The story had some inconsistent parts that at time pulled me out of the suspension of disbelief, for instance when she would use military terms when just a while ago she was a housewife. That being said, the narration is topnotch and the overall concept of a strong female character is entertaining.
I loved this book! One of the better audio books I have read, the action packed story and the narrators ability to distinguish between characters made this book memorable.
The best moment was when heroine Meg Coles realizes that there are truly bad people and that her husband wasn't the villain she thought when she found out his true proffesion.
I loved the husband, as seen through Meg's memories, thoughts, and actions.
Always the unexpected..
I look forward to more narration a by Kitty Hendrix!
The narrator! Kitty Hendrix is an amazing story teller! She keep the pace of a thriller at a breathtaking pace. She makes you keep listening.
I highly recommend anything read by Kitty Hendrix. Even her name exudes rock & roll!!
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Maybe,just to see if I missed anything
It was fast moving and had a lot of detail
She is a great narrator!
Yes,and I basically did!lol
I loved this book!It was exciting and kept me on my toes throughout.
No. Never reread.
Like her narrative skills.
Hubby and I listened together and we both loved it! My first time reading this author.
I recommend this to any lover of thrillers. The lead character is sympathetic, strong and beautifully drawn, and the plot is packed with intrigue and surprises.
The best John Grisham.
Ms. Hendrix renders the book perfectly and vividly, in a manner that is a pleasure to listen to throughout.
books are my drug of choice :D
What made me keep listening to the story more than anything is the voice of Kitty Hendrix. Great nuances, pitches, and the way she portrayed the feelings of each character and situations they found themselves in is remarkable. The story is thrilling, every time my heart turned to its normal pace there was a twist in the story to make it beat fast again. I find it quite unbelievable that Meg, the main female character, learns to survive and do the things she did in such a short time, but I give her the benefit of the doubt. She is intelligent and strong, I loved her perseverance and drive to uncover the truth and close the case which was the cause of her husban's death, she wins despite the deadly obstacles thrown in her path. I like happy endings and there is a hint of that at the end.
Would I listen to another of Mr. Weston's books? Most likely, if Ms. Hendrix is the narrator.
I really enjoyed this story, there was lots of action and surprises! This story leaves you wanting more. I would love to hear more adventures from the assassin's wife.
I don't try write a review as if it were the only review a potential reader will see. I write things that I noticed.
I don't read many real Ludlum-style thrillers, but this seems to be a good example of one of those, but with a female protagonist. I love this idea. And Kitty Hendrix does a great job with Meg, the other characters, and the style of novel. I think true fans of this type of thriller, men or women, will enjoy this book. It has great descriptions of action. There are some really creative versions of cliffhangers and chases--worthy of a Bond movie. I don't know enough to know if they are realistic, but again, as with a Bond movie, I was willing to go along for the ride. (I purposely say Bond movie, not book--more like the movies than the dry style of the original books.)
One more. I wanted to love this book for all of the above reasons, and I did like many parts. I applaud this writer for the idea of a female protagonist. Meg is generally smart, a quick learner, gutsy, and persevering. However, she sometimes stubbornly pushes through against informed advice (like the classic joke about men refusing to ask directions). To maintain respect for her, I wanted to understand her reasons for this. I like the dynamic of a woman having win respect from men used to a men-only world, but the way it played out in this book was unsatisfying and didn't ring true for me. Again, I applaud this writer for the idea of a female protagonist and I'd love to see him team up with either a female writer or male more adept at writing female characters.
I love the way Kitty reads this book. She bridges the gap between thriller style and general fiction style perfectly for me (more so than the book itself for me). She is a great story-teller. Her pace and tone vary perfectly to bring out the most from the text. Her characters are both clear and subtle--ie, you know who is speaking and don't feel like you are listening to a cartoon.
Again, I don't read many thrillers like this. This seems like kind of like the Gray Man books or Bourne. When I read those I tend to read one or maybe two of the series and then not read more. So I think readers who really love those books will enjoy this book more than I did.
I'm in a bit of a quandary with the Assassin's Wife, I really wanted to like it and had read some great reviews that suggested it was going to be five stars all the way. The synopsis sounded stimulating; an innocent women betrayed by the man she loved, forced into journey of destiny as a wanted fugitive, valiantly battling the hidden forces of evil in a bid to save not only herself but the planets ecosystem, sound rather good doesn't it?
Unfortunately it was just too “silly” (having or showing a lack of common sense or judgement; absurd and foolish) to be even remotely believable, I know its fiction but come on, training yourself as a weapon wielding ninja survivalist by watching a couple of videos! And didn't she go on about being lied to, you really would have thought that someone who was that mistrusting of just about everyone would have been a better judge of character. It was also fairly ironic that this individual so consumed with a need truth and honesty ends up living her life lying about who she is and where she comes from with the ease of a politician.
I guess what’s even more frustrating is that even with all these issues I still actually enjoyed the book. It was helped along by some outstanding narration by Kitty Hendrix, who gave the book a graphically stimulating atmosphere, providing colour to the characters and with perfect pitch, pace and passion provided the listener with a most pleasurable experience from start to finish.
Mr Weston does provide a fast paced, all action narrative that sweeps the reader along in a series of enthralling situations, regrettably some of them were resolved in a way that makes no sense at all. The beguiling Meg Coles displays a naivety that inexplicably infects those apparently rational comrades who have come to her assistance and left me wanting to give them all a massive ‘wake up and smell the roses’ slap in the mug.
I definitely won’t be reading this one again and won’t be suggesting anyone else does but I would like to have a listen to some of Mr Weston’s other work, as he provided sufficient encouragement & incentive for me to believe in him as an author.
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