This one's not for the kids. I gave it 3 stars simply because the material was so black, it was hard to enjoy at times. Prison rapes, sadistic and m..Show More »ean killings, and a universe of emotionally warped people (both the good and the bad guys). This is one twisted world this book is set in. All that said, I enjoyed the story and the way it was told.
People have commented on the narrator. I agree, he's a poor choice for a book about Southerners, but I was able to get beyond that. My issues with this book were content-related.
Love the books, great series.....but I was disappointed to listen to Broken before Undone. Read/listen to Undone first. Broken happens after the Und..Show More »one novel. After reading Triptych and Fractured, I was excited to start Broken. Right from the beginning, I felt like I missed a book. I went back to the series list, just to make sure I downloaded the right book. Audible, please fix. Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken. Starting Criminal now.
Like the other books in this series, Ms. Slaughter has written a story that plugs something really evil into a good mystery.
It's like after ..Show More »about 20 years as a police officer someone chooses 6 or 7 of the worst crimes experienced and writes about them.
These books are not for the weak at heart, but they are good choices for mystery lovers.
This particular narrator does not appeal to me. It is a shame all the books in the series weren't read by the same narrator, but as usual there seems no rhyme or reason how narrators are chosen for these audio books. This narrator took this book down a star for me.
I love Karin Slaughter's books and think it would be impossible for her to write badly, but this one didn't grab me. Maybe it is the focus on differe..Show More »nt characters than is the norm. Maybe it is the setting of gangs in Atlanta. Maybe it is the fact that some characters made me feel repulsed. Maybe it is the rather confusing plot. Maybe it is a mix of all of those plus the fact the narrator's delivery in a high pitched perky voice. I didn't hate this one but didn't love it either.
I really, really enjoyed this book. I was just sick when Jeffery was killed off the story line and have been skeptical since, but Karin Slaughter has..Show More » done a great job building the relationships and explaining the loyalty between the characters. There are so many tangents in this story but it is very easy to follow and the build up of the relationship between Sara & Will was heartwarming. I couldn't stop listening, and sad when the book ended, I didn't want to let go. I can't wait for the next book....I wish it was out yesterday! Great read / listen. Enjoy
This one took some intestinal fortitude - - I literally listened to parts of it while squirming in discomfort. But, even given that, she's such a goo..Show More »d writer and the characters so interesting you cannot help but to appreciate and excellent writing style. The characters are facing down their pasts and, like so many of us as we face the future, willing to risk everything to make what has happened to us palatable. I did at one point worry that this was the case where a woman writer was deliberately overly graphic so she could be one of the "boys," but I realized that I was being sexist and unfair since violence and evil don't give much regard for gender, and the author was being true to the story. Good for you, sister. The narrator is also first rate and subtly changed the voices to make the story really flow smoothly. I hadn't a clue this was part of a series and didn't miss any references because of it. I will, however (after I screw up some more courage), listen to more of this author's works.