As long as Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter Ross turns in his stories on deadline, no one bats an eye if he doesn't wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning. So it's an unpleasant surprise when he's awakened at 8:38 by a phone call from his boss, telling him a local policeman was killed and Carter will be covering the story, starting immediately. He's baffled when, hours later, there are still no other reporters at the widow's house. And then he gets another call from his boss: the story's off, the cop committed suicide. But when Carter's calls to the police and the morgue are repeatedly blocked, it's clear someone knows more than he's saying about the cop's death.
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I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
Go back to Macleod Andrews or lose me forever! Adam is ok, but Macleod has that grit in his voice that makes these books so exciting to listen. Adams voice gives you an entirely different picture of the reporter. Instead of the battered white knight, you get a cocky metrosexual. Not appealing to me. I had a tough time listening to the book as I no longer had any empathy for this main character. SO, I will now make sure to notice who is reading for me before I purchase, he makes all the difference for me.
Bring back Mr. Andrews!! The story was good but the performance was barely tolerable.
Hopefully Mr. Parks will go back to having McLeod Andrews narrating his books.
Like the previous books in the Carter Ross series, I am enjoying this story. I am writing this a little before I am finished with in to vent. Who chose this narrator? Instead of sounding glib, sarcastic, and fun as well as intelligent and a good journalist; this narrator just sounds like a whiney complainer. I have to put the voice out of my head and concentrate totally on what is being said. Leave this narrator behind, and bring back the former narrator.
I will not be listening to the next book only because the narrator was so bad...no real emotion; felt like he was trying too hard to make "character" voices. It was a miserable experience.
I really love Carter Ross! but I really preferred Macleod Andrews voice performance on the first 3 books.
Newbie to the book listening game. Photojournalist for a local TV Station in New Jersey. Enjoy history, Mysteries & Thrillers.
Previous Carte Ross tales were better, this was a generic version from the three titles that preceded it. Adam Verner although struggled to produce the voices of Tommy, or "T" that I was accustom, did do a decent job.
In other Carter Ross stories the interns became such a part of the stories, in this installment the intern makes cameo's and although he is a big reason the story steered in the direction it did I really didn't feel attached to him like I did Sweet Thang, or Tommy.
Adam, wasn't terrible, but I was use to Macleod Andrews, and the characters he created, Adam didn't really keep that consistent, that said I think he was great.
It could sequel off, because the investigation was left unclear, but I would leave it alone, not enough interest to go there.
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