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This was my first Linda Howard read that led me to all her other books. I loved the book and I love the audio. I'm waiting for:
'After The night' & 'Mr. Perfect'
soooooo.....come on people what are you waiting for?
P.S. the narrater was great.
This book was very different...very slow start and I almost stopped listening. If you can get past the cousins dating and the father daughter sex (very creapy) the ending was a shocker. Not until the very end do you find out who the killer was and I never would have figured it out. Can't say I would listen to it again like I have other audiobooks...this was okay.
This is not my favorite Howard book by a long shot but Natalie Ross does an excellent job with the narration. I rate audio books on the narration not the story. Narration makes or breaks an audio book no matter how good (or bad) the story. Natalie Ross has been spot on in everything I've heard her do and it's a relief to be able to rely on her!
I liked the story and the suspense, but could have done without the very long, explicit, sex "scenes". Story could hold its own without most of them.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I wasn't a fan of any of the characters. The family was a bunch of bullies. The heroine was a weak, annoyingly desperate fool, that had no personality. I don't understand why she never left her horrible life. Webb was a controlling, arrogant ass that I couldn't find any redeeming qualities. I don't understand why Jessie was the favorite she was so nasty, looks aren't everything. On top of all that the graphic incest was just too gross between the daughter and father, it almost made me turn off the audiobook. This wasn't the first book I have read by Linda Howard so I continued on hoping for it to improve, the second half was a bit better. Some of my favorite books by Linda Howard are Cover of Night, Mr. Perfect, Open Season and To Die For. I would recommend those books but not this book. I almost can't believe this is Linda Howard's writing. Narrator is really good unfortunately she didn't have much to work with.
This would have been a great book, except for the incest! They were cousins! I am from Tuscumbia, AL an have to put up with did you marry your cousin jokes a lot. This novel is one of the reason people think this way. If you take out that part of it this would have been a winner.
I love that Audible is putting Linda Howard's older books on audio. The narrator is great! Hopefully Audible will put Kill and Tell on audio.
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
Don't pass this up if you are a Linda Howard fan. This book and After the Night are easily my favorites.
Narration is always a joy when Natalie Ross performs.
This is a very good story. Howard at her best. I am not sure why there are negative reviews. This is undoubtedly worth the price or the credit.
Don't pass this over!
Seventy-five percent of this story was the hero and heroine's REPETITIVE inner-dialogues. Say it once and move on...please! The two may have been "kissing-cousins," but they spent most of their time apart. The whole incest-thing was not as dark as I got from other reviews as the story did not go in to too much detail and it only involved two extremely sleazy adults who would have been a danger to barnyard animals. (Actually, what I found to be just a tad creepy was the heroine's total and consuming obsession toward the hero practically since her birth.) The murderer was obvious if your roots are deep enough in the south, but the reason behind it was such a prosaic letdown. There were so many more imaginative possibilities. I found After The Night an intriguing Southern story by this author. Narrator was fine.
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