©2000 Phillip M. Margolin; ©2000 Harper Collins Publishers Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2000 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Skillful plotting, good writing, an excellent cast of characters." (Nelson DeMille )
"It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. Phillip Margolin does just that." (Chicago Tribune)
Mysteries & thrillers are my favorite genre on audible and this was one of the best I've heard so far. Not THE best but definitely at the top of the list. Riveting, good narration (to what are other reviewers referring?) and well developed plot. Definitely recommend. Also "Sleeping Beauty" by this author is very good.
This is the second book I have read from this author. The first one was "Sleeping Beauty" (which was amazing). This author seems to have a plot pattern he likes to follow, but I don't care! I loved this book. I have never listened or read a book that has plot twists that this author uses, so I am very happy with him. This book kept me on the edge of my seat.
I love Margolin's work, and this is another cracking good story that whips you right along. My one complaint is the narration, at times almost cartoonish. It's so bad that I almost stopped listening very early on. I'm glad I didn't, because the story was worth the annoyance. It's not the narrator's normal voice that's the problem, but rather the voice she assumes when she attempts to do various male characters.
I'm giving this one 3 stars, but it would definitely be 4 if not for the narration.
I liked the story; it kept me guessing. I really wish it had a different narrator, though. Or perhaps it was also the way it was edited. I don't care for her voice, but the worst part was the timing. Both distracted from the story. Too bad. . .
I have not finished listening to the book yet, although it definitely holds my attention. The reason I came to this page today is that I was thinking how much I enjoyed the narrator and wanted to see what other books read by her are available -- so I was surprised to see all the negative feedback regarding the narration. It just goes to show -- different strokes for different folks... While I like Field's narrator's voice best (it's simply pleasant to listen to), I'm amazed at her ability to give each character his or her own distinct voice, so you always know who is speaking -- quite a feat in my book! So don't be put off by the reviews, listen to the sample and decide for yourself if this is for you.
No. There was only one reader on the book and it took a little away from the book, but not much.
I liked both of the Jaffes
I have read the author before and enjoyed his work. The hero in this series is Amanda Jaffe, a defense attorney. A very good book. A lot of twists and turns. I really loved the ending. I will be reading the next book in the Amanda Jaffe series soon.
Gone But Not Forgotten. Who done it type thriller, suspense until the end.
Devil In Disguise
Loved it but it was kind of predictable. Unlike Margolins other books. Still entertaining none the less
As much as I like Phillip Margolin.....I had a difficult time with this book because of the woman reader. She was constantly trying to sound like various male voices and at times it was testing my patience. The story would have been more interesting if a man's voice was used because there are so few female characters that when he wanted to sound like a woman it wouldn't be often and therefore wouldn't take away from the story. This woman reader tries too hard to give the male voices accents that it is distracting. Come on Phillip....you have good stories but you need someone to read them better and make them real.
"Keeps you guessing"
Quite a nerve-wracking read in the dark evenings. Enough twists and turns to keep you guessing all the way through. Even when you think you know who did it!
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