©2009 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I read a different book of Linda Howards earlier this year and loved it, hoping to find another great hit I ran down the list of her books with high ratings and chose this one for my next read.
There is a short short scene in the book where one of the side characters has sex with her father, and if that's not bad enough, she's married to her cousin. The cousin later marries the main character, who is his *other* cousin...
This did a lot to drag down the book. Incest just isn't my thing.
Even if you ignore the incest which is only brought to your attention a few times, I just didn't think this had a great story line. The narrator Natalie Ross was great as always though.
I would recommend skipping this book altogether and checking out Linda's book "After the Night"
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