Copyright ©1999 Iris Johansen; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
The book kept moving at a very good pace, never a lull in the action. It is similar to other serial killer mystery type books as far as the way events occur, but that's to be expected. There weren't any "unbelievable" characters or events as in other books with supercops or superkillers if you know what I mean. It is only a 5 hour book and it went really fast.
The only problem I had with it was the female reader. It was difficult, especially in the beginning to determine which character was speaking. A few times I had to go back and figure it out. She didn't vary voices often enough, as I've heard other readers do. She did read with enthusiasm though which kept me interested the entire time. Overall, I thought it was very good.
While the book is great, as usual, the audio is terrible. It sounds like it sound like a poor recording done in a closet. It's reminiscent of a landline telephone audio from the 80's. It's incredibly difficult to listen to without focusing on the subpar audio. If it wasn't #2 in a series I'd delete it and request a refund. I'm disappointed.
I've enjoyed previous books by her and of this "series," but it's beginning to become old. This one seemed forced and contrived. I'll still try a new book by her, but hope it has new life.
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